Spend a romantic holiday in Rome
Which airline to choose for flying first class to Rome?
Rome is a popular destination in Europe. For this reason, there are plenty of low-budget airlines offering flights to Rome. If you however are looking for business class or first class tickets, your best bet is to look for larger airlines. KLM or Lufthansa is a good option or if you are coming from the States, Delta Airlines might have first-class tickets at reasonable prices as well. The latter offers one of the most exclusive cabins in the sky. The perfect start to a romantic trip to Rome.
Why choose Rome as your destination?
As the evening slowly fades into night and the stars and moon stand out against the dark sky, the look of the city changes. The lighting of all the monuments provides a romantic backdrop for a late evening stroll, past the Roman Forum or the Colosseum.
From Fiumicino Airport, the cheapest option is to take the shuttle bus to Termini station. Here you find a connection to both metro lines. An alternative to the shuttle bus is a 30-minute train ride with the Leonardo Express. This is however slightly more expensive.
If you arrive at Ciampino Airport, the shuttle bus is the only option except for a taxi ride to the center.
The easiest way to get around in Rome is on foot (for short distances) or by metro (for longer distances).
The metro network is rather limited but works well. At peak times there is a metro every 3 to 4 minutes, during off-peak hours every 5 to 6 minutes. Lines A and B intersect at Roma Termini, Rome's main train station, and run from 5.30 am to 11.30 pm (until 1.30 am on Fridays and Saturdays). The new line C, which does not yet run in the historic center of Rome, runs from 05:30 to 20:30.
There are also many trams and buses, but they run less frequently and buses are often stuck in traffic. Many tram and bus lines run until about midnight.
That Via Margutta is the place to visit with your loved one, becomes clear in the movie Roman Holiday. In this film, Audrey Hepburn plays a princess who travels through Europe with her entourage. That is how she ends up in Rome's Via Margutta. For those who haven't seen the movie yet, we won't give away too much. But that Via Margutta will become Audrey Hepburn's romantic retreat. The greenery, the special galleries, the nicest terraces, and a beautiful fountain make it an unforgettable place.
Anyone who visits Villa Borghese will return in love (or even more in love). It is a public park full of museums, villas, pavilions, sculptures and Laghetto, a small lake in the middle of the park. At that lake, you have a beautiful temple: the perfect place to rent a rowing boat with your sweetheart and sail around the lake.
The Galleria Borghese National Museum houses Bernini's famous sculpture Sun God Apollo. Apollo is passionately in love with Daphne, but Daphne doesn't want to know anything about Apollo. Bernini has captured Apollo and Daphne as Apollo attacks Daphne and turns her into a laurel tree.
The Trevi Fountain is the largest fountain in Rome. It is a huge depiction of the Sea God Oceanus on a giant shell. The shell is pulled by 2 winged horses. Those who want to return to Rome throw a coin into the giant fountain. You do this in the following way: stand with your back to the water. Toss a coin over your left shoulder with your right hand. Don't look back! Otherwise, you will not return to the romantic city yet. So with one coin, you return to Rome, with two coins you will find your true love in the city. And if all this is not enough, after three coins in the fountain you marry a Roman!
Visit the Colosseum
The Colosseum is a must-see in Rome. The amphitheater from the time of the Roman Empire The Colosseum was built in the year 80 AD and is still standing. At least, most of it: Several earthquakes have collapsed parts of the impressive structure. At one time, 50,000 spectators watched gladiator fights here: fights to the death. You can enter through the large gate, where the gladiators also made their entrance. It is very impressive to visit this building. It is not for nothing that the Colosseum has been chosen as one of the seven new wonders of the world.
In the old center of Rome, every inch has been walked many times by travelers from all over the world. The Trastevere district - across the river Tiber - is therefore a breath of fresh air. The streets in this colorful neighborhood are charming, authentic, and quiet. Old scooters stand against the wall, flowers hang from the balcony and ivy grows up against the walls. Trastevere is a lovely neighborhood to stroll through. Plenty of terraces - and getting a seat here is much easier than in the 'real' center of Rome.
Looking for a romantic place to enjoy pasta? We highly recommend Da Pancrazio. Classic dishes from the Italian kitchen in an equally classic decor: dark wooden furniture, white with red tablecloths, and waiters in a black suits with a white shirt and a bow. Since 1922, it has been a popular meeting place for Romans who love good food in a familiar, homely atmosphere. If you come to eat here, ask for a table in the basement. You eat in the vaulted corridors of what was once the Theater of Pompey, the first stone theater (1st BC) built by the Romans. A unique setting!
A city trip to Rome is romantic in itself, but a romantic hotel makes it complete. Lifestyle Suites Rome is one of the best 'small' hotels in the world. If you want a romantic hotel, this is one to impress your partner. It is a luxury accommodation in the middle of the city of Rome in Piazza Navona. The hotel was opened at the end of 2015 and the building was completely renovated. The hotel combines old and new. It's sleek and modern inside, but the historic building gives it charm on the outside. It is located close to many restaurants and within walking distance of all attractions.
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