Where better to kick off married life than in the birthplace of romance itself? Rome honeymoons are full of historic sites, cultural attractions, amazing food, and much more!
Effortlessly chic, with grand buildings, the most ancient of history and exquisite cuisine, a Rome honeymoon is all about living la dolce vita. It’s overflowing with history and art; from the beautiful Piazza Navona, you only have to wander just a little off course to the pretty Via Della Pace for picturesque surprises around every corner! Peer behind the doors of the unassuming San Luigi dei Francesci nearby which displays three of Caravaggio’s greatest works. Visit all the must-sees like the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, St Peter’s Basilica and the Roman Forum but you might just stumble across a magnificent baroque church or a resplendent fountain or a boutique selling carvings and jewelry. After all that walking, say ciao to the pre-wedding diet as you sample typical Roman fare such as creamy spaghetti alla carbonara, tagliatelle cacio e pepe or guanciale. After dinner head to Testaccio for bars and clubs that are open until the small hours or grab a gelato, go for a passeggiata-a leisurely stroll and kiss under the moonlight at the Trevi Fountains once the crowds have mainly dispersed. Shoppers will love Via Condotti with its designer boutiques and the opportunity for some celeb-spotting but there’s shopping for every budget in this city with markets and malls and everything in between. Finally, a visit to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City. It’s the home of the Catholic Church and it’s decadent murals, towering spires and intricate architecture is a sight to behold.
When to Go
From June to the end of August, Rome is hot. Many Romans head out of the city after August 15th holiday of Ferragosto so the city if full of more tourists and locals and many hotels and restaurants may operate a reduced schedule. You can often find a good deal on hotels if you are okay with the heat. The shoulder seasons of April to June and September to October are a wonderful time for a Rome honeymoon with mild weather but you will pay more to visit when the weather isn’t stifling. Easter is a very busy time when thousands of Christians flock to Rome for Easter week. Christmas can also be busy with a host of markets and pageants. If you don’t mind chilly weather for your Italy honeymoon, you can save money and visit the many museums and churches without the crowds from November to March.
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