Between the winding cobblestone streets and the golden glow of the evening lights, the Eternal City is the perfect backdrop for love.
In such a setting, what better place could there be to ask the single most important question of your life—Amore mio, will you marry me? Now, it’s time to figure out the best place to propose in Rome.
Here are five of best options.
Last Updated: Sept 1 2020
Heading to Rome on a proposal trip? Good call. You’re going to love it and so is your bride or groom to be. A pro tip is to keep stress levels down by avoiding crowds. Plan your lunch and dinner options ahead of time so being hangry doesn’t spoil the mood.
Consider booking some guided tours to avoid lines and crowds when visiting the Colosseum and the Vatican. Its an overall better experience and you’ll be riding the highs of visiting the Colosseum Underground of the Vatican before it’s open all day until your special moment!
1. Trevi Fountain
Classy, epic, and not as touristy as you might think. Sure, there will be crowds unless you go in the middle of the night or at sunrise (idea?), but that means there will also be immediate congratulatory applause!
Plus, how great of memory would it be to watch movies or see postcards of the spot that hosted the happiest moment of your life? Ask the average person what the best place to propose in Rome is and they’ll most likely say it’s the Trevi Fountain.
2. Top of the Spanish Steps
Easily one of the most beautiful spots in Rome, the Spanish Steps have always been the place to kiss your loved one as you look out over the electric streets of Rome. Better yet, though, is the (often quieter) from above. Climb the steps and use the magical backdrop as the best place to propose in Rome.
To share the moment over some wine, check out the rooftop terrace to the right of the steps, Il Palazzetto.
Address: Il Palazzetto Terrace | Tel: +39 06 699 34 506 | Hours: depends on the weather (call ahead)
3. Gianicolo Hill
Intimate and serene both in the daylight and evening, Gianicolo Hill is the perfect place to take in a 180-degree angle of Rome. Gaze at the Seven Hills of Rome, the striking monuments, and even the dome of St. Peter’s while holding your (new) fiancé’s hand.
This is also an incredible place to watch the sunrise or set, as you pop the question.
Address: Via del Gianicolo 00165 Rome, Italy
4. Casina Valadier
The garden café/bar at this chic restaurant is at the beginning of the central Villa Borghese park. When you see this place, you’ll understand why this is one of the best restaurants to propose in.
It’s more than conducive for a romantic evening. Snuggle up in this elegant restaurant and enjoy an epic bird’s eye view of the Eternal City. Then of course, top of the evening with a new diamond ring for your beloved. Perfection!
5. Piazza Campidoglio
A commonplace for weddings or wedding photography in Rome, Piazza Campidoglio is up there as on our list as the best place to propose in Rome. As the sun begins to set, a fiery glow overtakes the immaculate square.
As you bend down to one knee for a marriage proposal in Rome, the rosy light reflects across the rooftops below you. If that weren’t enough, this is the perfect place to catch a view of the Roman Forum from above. What more could you want?
Address: Piazza del Campidoglio
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