All you need is love: the 5 best romantic places in Rome

This is not a secret: Rome is a really romantic city. But are you sure you know all the places where you can spend some nice time with your partner? No, we are not talking about Spanish Steps or Trevi Fountain, but about 5 “hidden gems” you must know.

Don’t panic and check our list: your love will be stronger than ever!

  • Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere

Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the most beautiful churches in town. The square is as stunning as the church and it treasures a magic atmosphere during the night. Just go there and whisper: “I love you”.

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Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere

  • Piazza Di Pietra

In front of the Temple of Hadrian, during the night, you can find a very particular light. It is often not so crowdy and for this reason it is the perfect place to canoodle a little bit.

Piazza di Pietra (Photo credit: yara.mnrv- Instagram)

Piazza di Pietra (Photo credit: yara.mnrv- Instagram)

  • Giardino degli Aranci- Garden of Oranges

A small park in the Aventine Hill which offers a wonderful view of monuments and roof tops of the Eternal City. We bet someone proposed here.

Giardino degli aranci

Giardino degli aranci

  • Lungotevere

Along the River Tiber you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the city. Moreover, during Summertime, it becomes full of bars, restaurants and events. We think it keeps its romantic side-you can also have a drink while flirting.

Lungotevere (Photo credit: applegrauso-Instagram)

Lungotevere (Photo credit: applegrauso-Instagram)

  • Parco degli Acquedotti

Flowers, trees, ancient remains and good air. A walk into history and nature.That’s impossible to have a fight here. Only love, love and love again.

Parco degli acquedotti

If you don’t have a partner, you have two possibilities: you can find him/her before coming to Rome or…in Rome!

 

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“Triumphs and Laments”: a special way to discover the history of Rome

Victories and defeats, glory and shame, centuries of history and magnificence. “Triumphs and Laments: a project for Rome” is a major new work by the South African artist William Kentridge on the Lungotevere. It was inspired by the Eternal City: 500 meter-long-frieze of more than eighty figures up to ten metres high.  

"Triumphs and Laments" (Photo credit: @lalentina)

“Triumphs and Laments” (Photo credit: @lalentina on Instagram)

We loved this project at first sight because we also love what the river Tiber represents. A lot of people spend their spare time there jogging, talking, kissing, walking or enjoying the sun. Now it’s like doing all these things being surrounded by art, history, culture and grace at the same time.

“Triumphs and Laments” was realized using the biological growth and the pollution which make the travertine stones of the walls dark: they were washed away to model a series of different and astonishing images.

"Triumphs and Laments" by night

“Triumphs and Laments” by night

On April 21, the birthday of Rome, its Grand Opening took place thanks to Roma Capitale and Tevereterno. The show featured live dancing shadows and two musical processions- one for the Triumphs, the other one for the Laments- which met at the centre of the masterpiece. Everything seemed to come alive. It was a suggestive show which involved more than forty musicians and vocalists. The public was on the other side of the river or above, on the Ponte Sisto, touched by its great beauty.

Triumphs and Laments- the premiere on April 21

Over the years the stones will darken again and the images will disappear. This is the essence of the project: it’s ephemeral.

Hurry up: time goes by, get this opportunity and enjoy this part of Rome dreaming about past and future.

http://www.triumphsandlaments.com/