St Valentine's Day in Rome

There are plenty of romantic Valentine's Day events in Rome this year

Rome's civic museums are offering two tickets for the price of one to all couples on Valentine's Day, Friday 14 February. See full details and list of participating museums. The MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo also offers two museum tickets for the price of one to all couples on the day. 

Current exhibitions with a hint of romance include Rodin at GNAM, Modigliani at Palazzo Cipolla, and Zecchin at Museo Boncompagni. Music fans can enjoy a concert by violinist Gil Shaham at Auditorium Parco della Musica and there is also a lavish production of Cenerentola (Cinderella) at the Auditorium Conciliazione.

The Keats-Shelley House presents a reading of John Keats's Love Letters to Fanny Brawne, during a "thoroughly romantic afternoon" at 16.30 on 14 February. Museum standard entrance ticket applies and advance booking recommended but not essential.

For a romantic aperitivo check out the Gin Corner in Campo Marzio, Ciampini at the Spanish Steps, Ombrerosse in Trastevere or even Tre Scalini in Monti.

Restaurants with a romantic atmosphere include Settimio all'Arancio near Via Tomacelli, Enoteca Ferrara in Trastevere and Caffé Propaganda near the Colosseum.

Many of the capital's restaurants have special Valentine's Day promotions but for a real treat check out the "Flavors of a Journey" dinner menu at the Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant in the exclusive Hassler Hotel at Piazza Trinità dei Monti.    

For a romantic stroll see Wanted in Rome's guide to the city's most romantic places and for a full list of what is happening in Rome on 14 February, including cinema listings, see our What's On section.

Meanwhile those who wish to leave Rome for the day should consider heading to Cioccolentino in the Umbrian city of Terni, a festival which unites chocolate with eternal love, in the home of St Valentine himself.