It’s hard to imagine a more ideal place for newlyweds than Italy. The country’s slow pace and romantic culture draw thousands of honeymooners every year. A country most nearly synonymous with romance boasts a rich tradition of lovers, from the erotic counsel of Ovid to the excesses of legendary Latin lover Casanova. It could be the beautiful landscapes, the rich rosy sunsets, the evocative stones, or maybe the fine wine, but Italy boasts a romantic reputation that is second to none. Evidently, whether you’re looking for love or hoping to rekindle the romance in this country, there’s no better place to do so than the Eternal City of Rome.

Rome is without doubt one of the most romantic cities of the world, it has it all: the right atmosphere with the small, picturesque streets in its oldest neighborhoods, the grad piazzas and squares for your “show off” photos, an endless selection of culture and entertainment to offer so you won’t risk getting bored off each other right in the start (!), and of course any number of romantic little trattorias for your moonlight dinners and perfect parks and hills for walking hand-in-hand.

The best way to start your Italy honeymoon in Rome is definitely with a Rome tour which includes a horse-drawn carriage ride that begins at the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) and continues through the streets of the Centro Storico. There it is the perfect spot for some aphrodisiacal treats, such as the decadent, mouthwatering chocolates made by Moriondo e Gariglio off the central Corso near Palazzo Doria Pamphili.

Your next stop, should be the famous Villa Borghese Park, where you can enjoy a picnic, a cruise on the lake, or just a hand-in-hand stroll up to the Pincio—the park’s terrace that boasts the city’s most spectacular views. You should certainly not forget to throw a coin into the luminous Trevi Fountain, for good luck. For your wish to come true, you must toss the coin over your shoulder with your back to the fountain, left hand over right shoulder. Legend has it that those who do so are guaranteed a return trip back to Rome.

At the end of the day there is a great way to lift the curtain on a night of romance: a serenaded dinner cruise along the Tiber. That’s where dessert includes views of some of Rome’s jewels by night: Castel Sant’Angelo, St. Peter’s, and the Janiculum hill. Reaching to the end of your honeymoon, you should certainly wander over to the illuminated Ponte Milvio Bridge and prove your eternal love to your inammorata by padlocking him or her to one of the bridge’s chains.

Conclusively, a honeymoon in Italy and more especially in Rome is sure to give you a taste of times past and put you at the edge of the future. This city inspires individuals with its culture, history and romance daily. Definitely, Rome would be your perfect destination for a romantic getaway that you will remember for a lifetime.

The Trevi Fountain

Castel Sant’ Angelo

Romantic Moments in Rome

The Spanish Steps

St. Peter’s Basilica