The most romantic things to do in Rome

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Planning on taking your honeymoon in Italy next year? When you are in the capital, take note of the most romantic things to do in Rome, so you can start (or end) your trip on a high…!

1) See the Trevi Fountain

There are many public monuments that blow away anything that cities elsewhere in the world have at home, but when it comes to seeing something truly dramatic, the Trevi Fountains are hard to beat.

At 86 feet high, 161 feet wide, and constructed of Travertine stone, this intimately carved masterpiece and the unique blue hue of the waters within will have the two of you lingering for far longer than you planned.

2) Scale the Spanish Steps

Looking for the perfect place to take in a panoramic view of Rome? Climbing the Spanish Steps will help you do this, as they connect Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti.

At the top, you can also tour the church that takes its name from the square in which it sits, which contains a number of amazing portraits and frescoes that will be a just reward for climbing the 135 steps that will get you here.

You might be tempted to get lunch and have it while seated on the Spanish Steps, but do avoid doing this if you wish to avoid paying a fine on your honeymoon holidays, as this practice is expressly prohibited by Roman municipal authorities.

Beyond the church is the Pincio lookout, which is where you can get some of the most stunning photos of old Rome in the area: get ready to take some epic selfies!

3) Stroll through the Villa Borghese

If you are looking for a venue to eat lunch whilst being surrounded by beauty, the Villa Borghese is the best place to do this, as it is only a short distance from the Spanish Steps and the Pincio lookout, and the pine trees and lakes found here make for the perfect setting.

Caffè delle Art serves wonderful light lunches, and if you are looking for a carefree way to fritter away the afternoon, paddle boats are available for rent along the lake shore.

4) Dine at La Pergola

After a short rest at your hotel, get dressed up for one of the fanciest dinners you’ll have for quite a while.

La Pergola has a fancy reputation that precedes it, as reviewers from the most prestigious rating agency have bestowed it with the rare but coveted three Michelin stars designation.

This meal won’t come cheap, but the rooftop views of Rome in the evening, and dishes like veal fillet with black truffles will make it worth every Euro.

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