A Mini-Guide for a Rome Honeymoon
With a great range of destinations that are perfect for a dream honeymoon or a romantic break, Italy has always attracted and inspired romantics. A country most nearly synonymous with romance boasts a rich tradition of lovers, from the erotic counsel of Ovid to the excesses of legendary Latin lover Casanova. It could be the beautiful landscapes, the rich rosy sunsets, the evocative stones, or maybe the fine wine, but Italy boasts a romantic reputation that is second to none. Evidently, whether you’re looking for love or hoping to rekindle the romance in this country, there’s no better place to do so than the Eternal City.
A city of romance, beauty and mystique, Rome has become a must destination not only for ordinary travelers but also for those who are looking for experiences as romantic as wandering its little streets at night. Only while in a honeymoon in Rome you will realize that there, love lurks behind every street corner, park bench, and monument. And if you don’t find the abundance of public displays of affection off-putting, you’ll be sure to find scores of places to steal both that first and ultimo bacio.
The best way to start your Rome honeymoon is definitely with a Rome tour which includes a horse-drawn carriage ride that begins at the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) and continues through the streets of the Centro Storico. There it is the perfect spot for some aphrodisiacal treats, such as the decadent, mouthwatering chocolates made by Moriondo e Gariglio off the central Corso near Palazzo Doria Pamphili.
Your next stop, should be the famous Villa Borghese Park, where you can enjoy a picnic, a cruise on the lake, or just a hand-in-hand stroll up to the Pincio—the park’s terrace that boasts the city’s most spectacular views. You should certainly not forget to throw a coin into the luminous Trevi Fountain, for good luck. For your wish to come true, you must toss the coin over your shoulder with your back to the fountain, left hand over right shoulder. Legend has it that those who do so are guaranteed a return trip back to Rome.
At the end of the day there is a great way to lift the curtain on a night of romance: a serenaded dinner cruise along the Tiber. That’s where dessert includes views of some of Rome’s jewels by night: Castel Sant’Angelo, St. Peter’s, and the Janiculum hill. Reaching to the end of your honeymoon, you should certainly wander over to the illuminated Ponte Milvio Bridge and prove your eternal love to your inammorata by padlocking him or her to one of the bridge’s chains.
Conclusively, a honeymoon in Italy and more especially in Rome is sure to give you a taste of times past and put you at the edge of the future. This city inspires individuals with its culture, history and romance daily. Definitely, Rome would be your perfect destination for a romantic getaway that you will remember for a lifetime.