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Rome Honeymoons

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!

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Rome Honeymoon

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.

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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.

Top Sights and Activities

  • Visit the world’s smallest country: During your Rome honeymoon, visit the Vatican City for a chance to see the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums but make sure you pre-book to avoid the long lines
  • Go underground and explore the crypts and catacombs: Learn about the burial customs and traditions of monks and don’t miss the Capuchin Crypts made entirely of their bones
  • Dine at La Pergola: With three Michelin stars, 29 choices of water(!) and a terrace with a view of Rome, this is a restaurant not to be missed
  • Be a Gladiator for the day: Visit the Gladiator School and re-enact combat in full costume in a sandy arena
  • Hang a padlock at Ponte Milvio: Reaffirm your undying love by hanging a padlock and throwing away the keys into the river Tevere below
  • Picnic at Villa Borghese: A must for any Italy honeymoon. Hop on a Vespa, pick up snacks from one of the many markets and head to this centrally located, 17th century, beautiful park
  • Visit the Trevi Fountain after midnight: A Rome honeymoon tradition: Avoid the crowds and toss in a coin to ensure you’ll return to Rome again
  • Go back in time at the Roman Forum: It’s easy to picture the scenes of 500 B.C. with Romans in togas walking cobbled streets here & it’s often the fastest place to activate your combined ticket of Rome.
  • Walk to the top of the Spanish Steps: A breathtaking view of churches, historic buildings, courtyards and parks awaits you
  • Shop till you drop: Try Galleria Alberto Sordi for designer, boutique and vintage stores in a picture-perfect mall with stained glass and mosaic floors
  • Enjoy Aperitivo in the early evening: Pop in to a back street bar and have an aperol spritz and anything from a small snack to an elaborate buffet
  • See opera as it was intended at Teatro Dell’Opera: Famous for its acoustics, prepared to be moved by the drama of Opera
  • Visit Castel Sant’Angelo National Museum: Featured in Angels and Demons, learn more about the secret passages to the Vatican and admire the spectacular view from its terrace
  • Cross the river to Trastevere: You’ll notice the difference in this cobble-stoned, bohemian neighborhood full of boutiques and handicrafts
  • Eat late night gelato: Head to Giolitti or Gelateria la Romana for some of the best in Rome

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