For the most romantic day of the year, here are some of Rome’s most luxurious hotels offering a Valentine’s Day getaway that is the epitome of elegance, taste and comfort.
Valentine’s Day Escape at Rome Cavalieri
A Valentine’s Day getaway amidst craftsmanship, relaxation and gourmet food at the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, an authentic resort in the heart of Rome, surrounded by a large Mediterranean park and with a privileged view of the Eternal City.
For a romantic getaway, a stay in one of the marvellous rooms or suites is an excellent opportunity to treat oneself to moments of relaxation and intimacy, including a couples anti-stress massage at the Grand Spa, a tasty aperitif at the Tiepolo Lounge, and to finish, a rich menu to enjoy with your partner in the comfort of your suite, with delicacies such as prawn Rocher, carpaccio of sea bass and lemon, or spicy chocolate mousse.
Craftsmanship is the protagonist at the Rome Cavalieri with a journey through style and creativity, created in collaboration with the Antica Manifattura Cappelli, a recognised historic hat workshop in Rome. Guests will be able to discover the secrets of the perfect creation of an entirely handmade hat. Welcomed with a cocktail, they will visit the workshop, where secrets and anecdotes related to this ancient and fascinating craft will be revealed. After, guests will watch as the master hatter creates a a unique piece – following the steps and secrets aof this longtime art. Then, from the myriad of proposals, you will be able to choose the model, colour and material, which will give life to your personalised Fedora hat. A final souvenir photo and delivery to the Rome Cavalieri or directly to your home will complete this wonderful and memorable experience for couples.
Another experience not to be missed is the Bubble Bath Experience in the hotel’s splendid suites, such as the Penthouse and Planetarium Suites, that feature state-of-the-art jacuzzis. Afterwards, the Room Service will set up a sumptuous aperitif in the suite, to continue the experience by tasting the delicacies prepared especially for this initiative. Goblets of bubbly, innovative mixology, tasty finger food in the most original versions, complete the relaxation of the bubble bath while satisfying both the palate and the eyes, with the most spectacular view of the Eternal City.
And, of course, there are the great classics: for lovers of Michelin-starred food, dinner at the three-starred Michelin restaurant La Pergola, under the direction of Chef Heinz Beck, with a special ad hoc menu consisting of tempting dishes like tortellini stuffed with dried fruit, artichokes and black truffle, scallops with wild cauliflower and pomegranate molasses, pigeon with scorzanera and hay mushroom, and, to end on a sweet note, the special Valentine’s Day dessert. All of this, accompanied by prestigious labels from La Pergola’s wine cellar and enhanced by the wonderful panorama of the Eternal City in the background.
For a more casual romantic date, the best choice is an “Apericena d’Amore” – which translates into something like pre-dinner love cocktail – on the suggestive Terrazza degli Aranci with a menu prepared by Executive Chef Fabio Boschero and the Uliveto Team, including a Sushi bar, a Raw Food Corner, a Heart Corner and “Piatti al bacio” (Kissing dishes), including gnocchetti with scampi, saffron and parsley powder, and chicken nuggets with a soft heart of Taleggio cheese and speck. To finish, a delicious selection of Valentine’s Day desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Dario Nuti, are on offer including the Sparkling Strawberry and Champagne Pearl and the Spicy Chocolate Lady’s Kiss.
And for lovers of mixology, in the marvellous setting of the Tiepolo Lounge, surrounded by masterpieces from the hotel’s art collection, you can enjoy with your sweetheart the Elixir d’Amour, a seductive cocktail with notes of Grey Goose Vodka and Creme de Violette liqueur, enhanced by green mandarin essential oil.
Valentine’s Escape at the Aleph Rome Hotel
The Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, an elegant property in the heart of Rome just a few steps from the legendary Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese, has prepared a special programme for Valentine’s Day, to celebrate lovers in relaxation and comfort. A romantic staycation or a city break in the eternal city, to pledge eternal love on the day of the feast of lovers, enjoying sensory and emotional moments. The evening begins with a candlelight dinner, in the cozy setting of the Sky Blu restaurant located on the rooftop of the hotel. The menu, created for the occasion by executive chef Carmine Buonanno, includes dishes inspired by love and couples, such as abbracci di pasta farciti di gamberi con ricotta al limone – hugs of pasta stuffed with prawns with lemon ricotta, duo di spigola e salmone in crosta di patate con maionese di rapa rossa e bietole – duo of sea bass and salmon in a potato crust with red turnip and chard mayonnaise, and bavarese alla vaniglia con cuore di cioccolato e peperoncino – vanilla Bavarian dessert with a chocolate chili heart.
The hotel’s cosy rooms and suites are ready to welcome guests with a special in-room welcome, while the Caveaux spa can be booked to enjoy a true oriental hammam experience that includes showers and a relaxing treatment.
In addition, there are also romantic adventures in the city. Surprise your partner in an original way by creating a personalised and tailor-made perfume in a charming boutique, chosen by the Aleph Rome Hotel team and located a few steps away from Piazza di Spagna. Here, the couple will be able to create their own bespoke perfume, assisted by real maître parfumeur.
Valentine’s Escape at the Vilòn Rome
A charming nest where you can treat yourself to a happy break: Hotel Vilòn, in the heart of Rome, offers the Vilòve You dinner and stay package.
A space marked by a vibrant feeling, full of elegant yet informal details, whispered charm and warm, discreet lights – the perfect place for two lovers to escape from prying eyes.
The winter garden is ideal for a cocktail at the start of the evening and then continue the emotion by moving to the dining room of the Adelaide Restaurant, where the merging of the flavours of Rome and Procida offers joyful and intriguing cuisine with the Vilòve menu – a menu that plays on the names of dishes inspired by the theme of love from Cuore Tenero del Guerriero to Affumichi… Amo or Cotto di Tè.
And, if you really want to forget the world outside, not have tables around you with other couples promising eternal love, and have the feeling that you are dining in a restaurant just for two, there is the room in the small picture gallery overlooking the patio. Here you’ll be all to yourselves in an intimate space with a sofa and table just for you, surrounded by paintings art inan even more secluded atmosphere.