Hailed as one of the most romantic and photogenic cities in Europe, Rome is often found top on the lists of the most popular destinations chosen by couples for their Valentine city break. In fact the word Romantic actually comes from Rome, or better, its Italian and Latin name: Roma. As this year Valentine’s Day falls conveniently on a Saturday, many will be deciding to pack their bags and travel abroad for a long weekend.
Those who choose Rome for their romantic getaway will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a scenic backdrop for their holiday photos. From the famous Trevi Fountain immortalized in Federico Fellini’s iconic film La Dolce Vita to the Spanish steps and the Villa Pamphili Park with its stunning views over the city, you will never be too far from an idyllic setting.
If you are an art lover, fashion devotee or gourmet hedonist you will have plenty of opportunities to indulge your senses by choosing a Rome tour that best suits your particular interests. If for example, you are passionate about art, a private tour of the Borghese Gallery and Park would be an ideal choice. If your partner is a fan of Italian cuisine you can treat them to a half day Rome tour which includes a cooking class during which they will get all the tips and tricks on how to prepare truly scrumptious Italian dishes.
Having explored many of the striking historical monuments including the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel as part of your guided tour of Rome, couples visiting the city for the Valentine weekend can also enjoy some of its amazing modern art and architecture. The Italian capital is most often associated with ancient monuments yet your Rome tour guide will tell you that the city also has a thriving modern art scene.
Strolling along the streets during your Rome sightseeing tour, you will see some great examples of modern architecture such as the Maxxi Gallery located on Via Guido Reni. The building itself was designed by the famous London-based architect Zaha Hadid whose ultra modernist designs can be seen in cities around the globe including New York, Abu Dhabi, Madrid and Beijing, to name but a few. The gallery which attracts both tourists and locals alike, hosts exhibitions of some of the most cutting edge contemporary artists such as Huang Yong Ping whose installations will be on show at the gallery until the end of May.
As time will be of the essence for couples visiting the Eternal City for the Valentine’s weekend, a guided Rome tour will enable them to skip the queues which means there will be more time to spend enjoying a delicious Italian espresso in one of the city’s numerous cafes or just simply walking around the cobbled streets and piazzas, taking in all the sights and sounds of Italy’s beautiful capital city.
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