Many cities around the world are associated with love, most pronouncedly coming into focus when Valentine’s Day comes around again. I’m sure you know all about the French city of Paris being referred to as the City of Love, while the likes of Spain’s Barcelona is credited with what you’d call more profound Valentine’s Day traditions and others which celebrate love.
However, if you knew a little bit more about Rome, Italy, beyond the famous archaeological sites such as the Colosseum, you’d quite rightfully credit the Eternal City as the original city of love!
Rome’s Eternal City reference is a metaphor for love
No matter what the city endures, Rome will find a way to continue thriving, which is why it’s known as the Eternal City. Is there a better metaphor for what true love is?
Descending upon the Eternal City in celebration of love
So, there’s probably no better place than Rome if you’re looking to spend a romantic time away, with just one day making for ample time to bask in all the romance the Eternal City offers and has the inherent ability to ignite. You have to know exactly how to make the most of it though…
Conduct some light research on the history of Rome
This would be done with specific reference to its connection with love, since the city of Rome is indeed the originator of Valentine’s Day. The details, while a little bit gory, will certainly set the mood for a deep-running appreciation of how fortunate you and your partner are to be able to celebrate your love in a history-filled city like Rome.
Fuel up on Aventine Hill
It’s going to be a busy day ahead, whether yours is a brand new love that you’re only just starting to explore, or indeed if this romantic Roman getaway is meant to re-ignite the magic… or merely keep the flame burning…
Enjoy a picnic breakfast or brunch on the Aventine Hill, which is one of seven Ancient Roman hills. The beautiful panoramic views of the city make for the perfect backdrop against which to enjoy some intimate conversation and take just another opportunity to get to know each other better.
Stop over at the Trevi Fountain
A stopover at the Trevi Fountain makes for just one of many itineraries you can plan on the Roma Pass website, but for a romantic day out it’s a total must. Immerse yourself in the local tradition of throwing your three coins into the fountain, perhaps having learned about the significance and legend behind that tradition, as you work up your appetite in one of the many romantic settings offered by the Eternal City.
Trastevere for dinner
Where do you think the term “romantic” comes from? You’ll be enjoying a romantic dinner in the true sense of the word if you escape the crowds of the city centre and hit the Trastevere neighbourhood for a nice spot to enjoy your dinner, topping-off a truly romantic day in the city that had a big hand in originating the celebration of love through romance.
Hey, there’s even a day dedicated to help singletons find love!