Dazzle your partner with romantic things to do in Italy

Dazzle your partner with romantic things to do in Italy

Lars Sattanathan Lars Sattanathan

Lars Sattanathan

The (mostly) sunny Mediterranean has a reputation for being the most romantic region on the planet. Part of that is attributed to the “romance languages” that are native there, including Spanish and Italian. Combine that with beautiful landscapes, great weather and delicious cuisines, and you’re left with a love-cocktail. One of those countries is, of course, Italy. This boot-shaped nation is steeped in rich history, famous culinary delights and plenty of stunning spots to enjoy precious time with your other half. That’s true whether you’re in one of the bigger cities or out in the countryside.

If you don’t live in Italy but are just visiting, chances are that a trip to Rome is on your itinerary. It’s one of the most romantic cities in the world and home to some of the most beautiful views in Italy, after all. In fact, admiring the many stunning views is one of the best things to do in Italy. In addition to the historic city of Rome, there are romantic hidden gems in Venice, too. Let’s find out what Viewnary has in store for you and your partner.

Romantic lunch on a private terrace with unique views of the Vatican

Do you need a romantic date idea in Rome? You’re not alone. Especially during summer, the peak of the tourist season, countless couples are searching for the same. Well, Rome is a huge city with plenty of activities and places to check out. On top of that, Rome boasts an unrivaled number of historical sights.

The Vatican is one such example. As such, the Vatican tickets are bestsellers. The issue is that these public sites attract enormous crowds. Even the best rooftops in Rome face this problem, and it’s the worst possible thing if you just want to enjoy some privacy with your loved one.

That’s exactly why you should plan your next lunch at this spacious private terrace overlooking the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica. Try something new and refreshing – your better half will never forget this experience. The outdoor, panoramic terrace in the heart of Rome also has unobstructed views over Castel Sant'Angelo and Passetto di Borgo, the elevated passage that links the Castel to the Vatican.

This makes the rooftop a perfect place to organize a romantic lunch with a view, all with a stunning panorama of Rome in the background. A photoshoot in Rome also isn’t a bad idea while you’re here, as it will give you some one-of-a-kind content to share on your socials.

Comfortable deck chairs and sofas are also provided so that you can admire the skyline of Rome in peace. Ask yourself: if you have private access to exclusive spaces like this, are Vatican tours worth it? The best rooftop views in Rome are now at your fingertips and ready to enjoy in the most personalized manner possible.

Terrace with chair and table with flowers on it with St. Peter's Basilica in the background

Majestic date at a private palace overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice

Apart from its many canals, Venice is known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. A quick Google search on things to do in Venice, Italy, will show you that. The Floating City, as it’s also called, is awash with lovely rooftops, restaurants and bars that are fit for a date. With that said, there’s a considerable over-tourism issue here - and that’s also reflected in the popular dating spots. That includes the rooftop bars in Venice.

Unfortunately, that means your next romantic moment won’t be as romantic as you likely envisioned it. At this private, exclusive palace with sweeping views of the Grand Canal, you can escape the busyness and experience a truly royal date. To compliment your date, the Host will welcome you with a savory glass of wine or prosecco. Any particular details you’d like to arrange beforehand? No worries, you can communicate with the Host through Viewnary Chat to personalize your date to perfection. Think catering, bringing your own favorite meal, or whatsoever.

The stunning, expansive property is centrally located and has a terrace from where you can watch the gondolas float by while sipping your drink of choice.  When it comes to romantic things to do in Venice, a date like this is unmatched. It possibly trumps the best rooftop bars in Venice, too. Moreover, you don’t need tickets for the famous Campanile bell tower to admire the best views in Venice – the palace has even better ones. And you get to have them all to yourself.

Your date doesn’t even have to be an extensive lunch or dinner, as a golden hour drink at this space will more than impress your partner. Personally, we think it’s the best place to watch the sunset in Venice.

Venice Grand Canal with gondolas and boats sailing

Dinner on an exclusive terrace with the best views in Rome

As we said before, there’s an abundance of things to do in Rome. But they’re not created equal – at least in the romantic sense. For instance, there are lots of rooftop bars in Rome with a view, but what’s the point of that if you’re not able to cherish it in peace and quiet? A place where it’s just you and your partner is what you really need.

Instead of going to rooftop bars with a view in Rome, such as the Minerva Roof Garden or Roof Garden Les Étoiles, surrounded by strangers, have a date night on this airy, private terrace overlooking the iconic Spanish Steps. That’s right: a private space with direct views of the city’s most renowned sights, just for you. During your date, your lovely Host will treat you to a refreshing glass of prosecco, wonderful cheese platters, and fresh Italian breads like focaccia and ciabatta.

You can also arrange special requests through Viewnary Chat before your visit. Here, you won’t just get the best views in Rome, but also the best views in the whole of Italy. Not to mention it’s the only private residence that directly overlooks the Spanish Steps. Talk about a hidden gem.

We definitely recommend having a good camera on hand, because there’s some really amazing content you can capture here. All in all, if you’re searching for romantic things to do in Italy, you now know where to go for a heartwarming experience with your partner.

Glass bowl of peanuts, bowls of olives, bowl of cheese blocks, bowl of chips, bowl of crackers, platter of dried ham, and two glasses of wine on table overlooking Spanish Steps in Rome

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