Mini guide: Romantic Rome

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Mini guide: Romantic Rome

© Lonely Planet Mini guide: Romantic Rome

The warm-blooded capital of Italy is one of the most charming cities in the world. A trip to Rome is just as much about la dolce vita as it is about 2700 years of culture, especially if you take a romantic vacation.

Places of interest


The 18th-century Palazzo Corsini, once the home of the eccentric Queen Christina of Sweden, was designed in grand Versailles style and houses artworks such as Caravaggio's San Giovanni Battista (John the Baptist), Guido Reni's Salome con la Testa di San Giovanni Battista (Salome with the head of John the Baptist) and Fra Angelico's Corsini triptych.

Via Appia

The cobblestone street Via Appia Antica was one of the most exclusive addresses in Ancient Rome. Discover the bike-unfriendly northern part on foot and then rent a bike at Appia Antica Caffè ( and explore the southern part, which is easy to do.

Villa Borghese

multiple entrances, including Piazzale San Paolo del Brasile

Locals, lovers, tourists, joggers - no one can resist the appeal of Rome's most famous park. Among the trees and gardens you will find excellent museums, the beautiful Giardino del Lago and a terrace with a beautiful view of the Pincio hill.

This star restaurant in Pariolo offers international fusion cuisine and the decor is a combination of clean lines with warm earth tones. Chef Roy Carceres' menu is eclectic and often contains playful updates to traditional Roman dishes, such as his own antipasto Uovo 65 ° carbonara.

Trattoria da Cesare al Casaletto < / p>

Is this the best trattoria in Rome? Many think so and maybe you do after a great meal of typical Roman dishes. The restaurant is simplicity itself: inside dozens of simple tables and outside a huge terrace in the shade of an ivy-covered tree.



Althea Inn Roof

This pleasant b & b in an everyday apartment complex close to the Aurelian wall offers great value for money and is conveniently located for the bars, clubs and restaurants of Testaccio. The spacious, bright rooms are stylishly decorated with white walls and modern furniture, and some have a private terrace.


Relais Le

An oasis of peace in the middle of Trastevere with 18 rooms around a beautiful courtyard with an old olive tree, lemon trees and some tables. In contrast to the urban bustle around the building, the hotel is all rural charm. The rooms are furnished in a rustic style with wrought iron beds and wooden ceiling beams. The suites have a door to the garden.



You can feel history this beautiful hotel in a 17th-century palazzo designed by Borromini, overlooking the Piazza Navona. The rooms are light and elegant with modest old furniture, ceilings with wooden beams and even some frescoes. From the two roof terraces you have a wonderful view.

The full mini-guide can be found in the September issue of Lonely Planet magazine, which you can order here.

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