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What to do on Valentine’s day

San Valentino Roma

San Valentino is the perfect time for taking some time to soak in the romantic vibe that Rome can create. Rome can satisfy all couplet, even the harder to please. So if you decide to spend February 14th in Rome we recommend some enchanting spots and entertaining events.

On Valentine’s day Rome has a lot to offer. There’s so much you can choose from: you can start with a nice walk, stop for a romantic exhibition somewhere and end up eating out in a restaurant in one of the picturesque areas of the city.

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The most romantic spots

For those who want to celebrate the day the capital offers many wonderful spots, that seem to be created just to illuminate the hearts of lovers.

Pincio: Pincio’s balcony offers a breathtaking view of Piazza del Popolo, the St. Peter’s cupola and the main monuments of the eternal city. It’s located inside Villa Borghese. You can get there by the staircase of Piazza del Popolo or climbing up the staircase of Trinità dei Monti and walk about a kilometer up to Piazza Napoleone. You will be blown away.

Gianicolo: another spot that offers a breathtaking view is Gianicolo, perfect destination for people of all ages. From there you can get a clear and fantastic view of the historical centre of the city. The Gianicolo is in Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, uphill of Sant’Onofrio. Take the 115 or 870 bus to get there or walk along Via Garibaldi all the way to the peak of the hill.

Il Giardino degli Aranci: the Giardino degli Aranci (Garden of orange trees) is a small park right by the Tiber that offers a wonderful view that runs from the St.Peter’s cupola to the river itself. A lot of newly married couples go there to take a few pictures on their wedding day . It’s worth to take a walk there on Valentine’s day. In the adjacent piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta there’s the order of the cavalieri di Malta (Malta’s knight). From the keyhole you can take a peek at one of the greatest views in all of Rome: St.Peter’s cupola perfectly framed in a tree-lined avenue.

Trevi Fountain and the fountain of lovers: a must stop of every trip in Rome is the Trevi Fountain. It’s the perfect “backdrop” for a romantic walk. If you wish to have eternal faithfulness from your partner make sure to drink tap water from the Fontana degli Innamorati (fountain of lovers) on the right side of Trevi Fountain. The tale says that couples who drink this water will remain forever faithful to each other.

Ponte Milvio: Ponte Milvio over the last few years has become a symbolic spot for people in love especially thanks to a few movies and books (literature for youngsters especially). The famous “love locks” have been removed but the message has lived on.

The most romantic exhibitions of 2018

Why not taking advantage of Valentine’s day to visit one of the many romantic exhibitions scheduled in 2018 in Rome? We recommend three of them.

Klimt Experience: forget the mistletoe! There’s nothing more romantic than to soak in a big hug under the depiction of Klimt’s Kiss. Hosted in the monumental complex of San Giovanni Addolorata, in piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano n. 78, the Klimt Experience exhibition  features a multimedia depiction of 700 images of Klimt’s works. Such as the Kiss, the Tree of Life, and Giuditta. Also it features the reenactment of Wien of the beginning of 1900. All the images are projected by full hd laser projectors of the Matrix X-Dimension system. In the background a soundtrack plays in latest generation Dolby Surround. So you can soak in a symbolic, sensual, enigmatic world where ageless and borderless art triumphs.

Monet at Vittoriano. Extended to June 8th 2018, the Monet exhibition may very well be the perfect background for your Valentine’s day. The exhibition that takes place in Vittoriano, features 60 works by the father of Impressionism that come from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. These are the canvas that the artist kept in his residence of Giverny and that his son Michel donated to the museum.

Bernini Exhibition at Galleria Borghese. The extended opening until February 20th allows you to take advantage of Valentine’s day to admire the exhibition dedicated to Gian Lorenzo Bernini inside Galleria Borghese. The villa that features the most important bulk of Bernini’s marbles is definitely the definitive place that reflect the artist production.

Valentine’s Day romantic dinner in Rome

To finish off the perfect Valentine’s day why not going for a candlelit dinner somewhere. Whatever area of the capital you pick, we’re pretty sure that you will find a restaurant that will meet your expectations. One of the most romantic neighborhoods is without a doubt Trastevere. It’s a neighborhood where you can make your way through the narrow and evocative alleys and end up having dinner in one of the many traditional roman trattorias that serve typical roman dishes.

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