August 7, 2021 /
Elopement in Rome
Entrust to your Wedding Planner in Rome the most romantic Elopement ever planned!
As wedding planners born and raised in Rome, we could not avoid writing a lot about this town even though our best weddings have been realized up in the mountain or the cozy rustic countryside.
However, we can surely help our clientele to discover what this millennial town, and since most of us have been raised here, we can surely give you advises and tips to spend your money better and not fall into the trap of luxury and lavish venues and hotels that does not have a lot to tell unless their prestige and central position and fame.
First of all, why a coupe would love to get married in Rome? Most of the time, couples who request our assistance to marry in Rome ask for elopement planning.
This is because maybe they have already been there once for vacation and probably had their engagement.
However, we will talk about the best wedding venues in Rome in another post. Today, we want to focus on the best places to elope in Rome and how to elope in Rome for foreign couples.
Let us have a look at the unknown places in this town to live your elopement in Rome!
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza di Spagna in Rome is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world for eloping couples. With its iconic Spanish Steps, stunning Baroque architecture, and picturesque fountain, it’s the perfect spot to capture intimate and unforgettable moments. The ambiance of the piazza is simply magical, with the sound of the fountain and the soft glow of the streetlights at night creating a warm and romantic atmosphere. Plus, the area is full of charming cafes, restaurants, and gelato shops where couples can celebrate their love with a glass of wine or a sweet treat. All of these elements combine to make Piazza di Spagna the ideal backdrop for a truly unforgettable elopement experience.
One of the most underestimated places by tourism is the route Appia Antica, and this route is the most famous and ancient of the Roman roads, also known as Regina Viarum. The “Via Appia Antica” was born at the end of the 4th century BC.
Initially, the road included only the stretch from Rome to Capua; later, it was extended to Benevento, then beyond the Apennines, to Venosa, and then to Taranto. Finally, before 191 BC, it was led to Brindisi in Apulia, where two columns, one of which is still present, indicated the endpoint of the road.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the road was abandoned to itself and remained unused for a long time. Throughout the Middle Ages, it assumed the role of a pilgrimage route both because it was flanked by the catacombs and because, leading to Brindisi, the pilgrims embarked for the Holy Land. It was only in the Renaissance that its slow recovery began, thanks to the efforts of numerous archaeologists and enthusiasts who contributed, together with the most recent interventions, to restoring the route.
Villa Doria Pamphilj is a park in the city of Rome, which, like many other city parks, originates from the country estate of a Roman noble family. It is also the representative office of the Italian government. With its 184 hectares of surface, it is the largest Roman park and is one of the best-preserved “villas” in the city: the only tampering is due to the opening of the Via Olimpica (via Leone XIII), which divided the ancient estate. Villa Doria Pamphilj extends over a total area of 184 hectares and is considered one of the most important Roman villas because it still retains the seventeenth-century layout and the main features of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The villa is divided into three parts: the palace and gardens (pars urbano), the pine forest (pars fructuaria), and the agricultural estate (pars rustica).
For those who plan to get legally married in Rome, there is the wonderful Campidoglio waiting for them.
The first square that modern Rome has seen due to the genius of Michelangelo, stands on the Capitoline Hill (Capitolium), where an ancient village was located, and a place was chosen to dedicate numerous temples to the Roman gods.
The Florentine architect created an elegant podium for the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, placed in the center of the hill in 1537 so that this became the fulcrum of the new urban project.
In addition, Buonarroti designed an imposing staircase with large steps, the “Cordonata,” which allowed an easy climb even for knights, culminating with the solemn balustrade surmounted by classic marble groups placed here in the following decades.
Despite the long span of time and the different architects, the Piazza del Campidoglio today presents an admirable stylistic unity.
With 80 hectares and nine entrances, Villa Borghese is the third largest park in Rome, after Villa Doria-Pamphili and Villa Ada. Between gardens, ponds, and temples, it offers unique and unforgettable views.
Its history is inextricably linked to art since its birth.
Commissioned by the Borghese family in the 1500s, in the following years, it was enlarged by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Paolo V. A great lover of art; he enriched the villa with the works of the most famous painters of the time using every means, including incarcerating the Cavalier d’Arpino to take possession of his over one hundred canvases and have Domenichino arrested to steal the ‘Diana Hunt’ from him.
The villa was completed the following century in 1633.
In the 1700s, Villa Borghese was embellished with various buildings, such as the ‘Garden of the Lake,’ one of the most enchanting corners of the park, where the Temple of Aesculapius is reflected in the lake among rare exotic plants, and the ‘Casino Nobile.’
The latter now houses the Borghese Gallery, where among others, you can admire paintings by Caravaggio, Bronzino, Raphael, Rubens, and Titian.
Located today in the historic center of Rome, via Margutta is a parallel street of via del Babuino, halfway between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna. But it was once a secondary alley, hidden by buildings, and for a long time, the only reason to walk it was access to the stables or warehouses located here.
In the Middle Ages this street became the street of artists as it is still known today. Even today, the identity of the first craftsman who decided to open his shop here is still unknown, but since then, Via Margutta has been transformed into a place loved by artists.
Over the years, Margutta was the home and seat of several prominent personalities such as Federico Fellini, Giorgio De Chirico, Domenico Mastroianni, and the set of numerous Italian and Hollywood films, first of all, Roman Holidays. The latter, in particular, was one of the first to make many directors fall in love with the street: it was here that a young Audrey Hepburn ended up after escaping from Princess Anne’s palace in the attic of a young journalist.
Today, after many years, via Margutta still looks like the street of artists, and walking through it, you can see small shops, the historic and lovely shop of the marble worker, and one-of-a-kind restaurants.
To remember him also the beautiful fountain of the arts, built in 1927 on a project by Pietro Lombardi, depicts the skills in an allegorical ensemble that refers to the easel, masks, palettes, brushes, and compasses for sculptors. Finally, the central masks symbolize the artists and their well-known fluctuating mood.
300 m long and 90 meters wide, it is connected to the rest of the city of Rome by two ancient Roman bridges on one side, the Cestius bridge with the central arch dating back to 46 BC, Trastevere side, on the other side the Fabricio bridge from 62 BC, Campidoglio side.
The most accredited legend regarding the origins of the island’s foundation is linked to the cult of the god Aesculapius, the divinity of medicine who led the island to be called the stone ship.
The most famous tell facts that date back on 291 BC, the city of Rome had been hit by a devastating plague. For the many victims, the priests, after consulting the sacred Sibylline books, sent a delegation to Epidaurus in Greece, the place of worship of Aesculapius. The ambassadors returned to Rome carrying on their ship a snake that was supposed to embody the divinity. As Ovid tells us, the snake threw itself into the river. Right there, a temple to Aesculapius was erected. The Tiber island was architecturally arranged just like a ship.
On this beautiful island is the ancient church of San Bartolomeo, built just above the ancient Roman temple dedicated to the god Aesculapius, whose ancient legend tells.
Next to it is an ancient Franciscan monastery, later transformed into a hospice dedicated to the neediest. In modern times, it was used by the Jews of the ghetto as a synagogue during the German occupation: this is now the seat of the Israelite Hospital. However, that the island has always been devoted to medical care is also testified by the presence of another and much more critical hospital, built here in 1500 and managed by the Congregation of San Giovanni di Dio, the famous “Fatebenefratelli.”