For a real treat check out venues such as Pierluigi near Campo de’ Fiori, La Terrazza at the award-winning Hotel Eden near Via Veneto, or the Imàgo restaurant in the Hassler Hotel at the Spanish Steps.
A new entry in the capital's most romantic places is the Belvedere viewing point at the Circus Maximus, overlooking a floodlit Palatine hill. For suggestions on places to go for a romantic stroll see the Wanted in Rome guide. For a full selection of events happening in the capital on 14 February, including cinema listings, see our What’s On section.
Rome has plenty of historic parks and gardens on its doorstep while 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.