Rome Proposal Ideas: 7 Best Places for an Epic Engagement
There’s nothing quite like a Rome proposal… such a monumental question on one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Over the past few years, we have helped capture the question for so many love birds. Therefore, we decided to put together a list of all the best places to propose in Rome!
If you are considering a surprise engagement and don’t know exactly where to propose in Rome, don’t miss all our favorite ideas which include romantic, unique, and private proposal spots to choose from. Also, if you are interested in hiring a Rome proposal photographer to capture the moment, we outline the best way to do that below.
- 1 Best Places to Propose in Rome
- 2 Rome Proposal Ideas
- 3 Should I hire a Rome proposal photographer?
- 4 Latest Rome Proposal Stories
Best Places to Propose in Rome
Planning to surprise your SO with an engagement that will guarantee that she will say yes to marriage? Are you looking for something romantic & unique? A surprise vacation proposal is always a good idea! Maybe you would prefer something simple yet creative? Or are you looking for a more private & memorable engagement? Choosing the setting and the best spot to propose is step #1 for any plan. Check out all our favorite Rome proposal locations:
Trevi Fountain Proposal
We recommend starting at the Pantheon and making your way to the Trevi Fountain. After popping the question, the photographer can capture the post-proposal glow at the Spanish Steps. This short route covers 3 of the most iconic photo spots in Rome, and they are all great spots to propose. We recommend starting early since they can get very crowded, especially in the summer. Check out our detailed guide for a Trevi Fountain proposal.
This is for someone looking to pull of a proposal with a view. Gianicolo, also known as Janiculum, is a hill is just outside the boundaries of the ancient city. From here you can see tons of domes, bell towers, and churches. This panoramic view is hard to beat since you will have the backdrop of centuries spread out before you.
The Vatican & Castel Sant’Angelo
Start at Piazza del Popolo, then cross over the bridge to St. Angelo Castle and walk along the river towards St Peter’s Square. This is one of our favorite routes to walk in town, and you are hitting some of the most romantic spots in town.
Colosseum and Roman Forum
This area is the heart of ancient Rome, and it is a breathtaking setting to be in. Also, there is nothing more iconic than taking a picture with the Colosseum in the background. There are some quiet spots up on the hill that are great for a private proposal!
The Pincian Hill & Villa Borghese
For an even better private proposal spot, this area offers amazing west-facing views of the city (perfect for a sunset engagement), and you can walk through the beautiful gardens and fountains.
Located between the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti are the Spanish Steps. Built between 1723-1725, they have a very unique design and elegance which has made them an iconic landmark in Rome.
Rome Proposal Ideas
You have probably already day-dreaming about the big moment, so get a block of paper and start brainstorming any Rome proposal ideas that come to mind. The first thing that you have to do is create the perfect scenario that you can turn into a reality while on vacation in Rome.
It is also good to write down what you think you should say and how you want the engagement to look. After sitting down and jotting down your ideas, go through the list, and circle your top 3 Rome proposal ideas.
Try to fine-tune the ideas and reach out to anyone that may be able to help you with each specific plan; e.g. the restaurant manager, a group of musicians, or a local florist. With your top 3 Rome proposal ideas in mind, you’ll easily be able to narrow it down to your favorite after doing this last bit of research. Then all that is left is to pull it off to have a surprise that your spouse will remember for the rest of their life.
Should I hire a Rome proposal photographer?
Adrenaline starts to rush the second you reach for the ring, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with emotions… so much so, that some people can’t even remember their engagement moment. Hiring a Rome proposal photographer for your surprise engagement will allow you to capture and relive that moment again and again.
Your marriage proposal is a story you will never tire of telling. Capture it with a secret engagement photoshoot that you’ll look back on for years to come.
How much does a Rome proposal photographer cost?
High-resolution engagement photos are professionally edited by your proposal photographer and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. Choose between 3 different photo packages:
- 1 hour – Includes 30 digital photos – $275
- 90 minutes – Includes 45 digital photos – $350
- 2 hours – Includes 60 digital photos – $450
How to prepare for the engagement photoshoot?
Choose your engagement spot and the photographer will find a spot to stay hidden and capture the moment, paparazzi-style. Afterward, your secret proposal photographer will introduce themselves and you both can enjoy a fun photoshoot to capture the post-engagement glow.
How to find a Rome proposal photographer?
Local Lens has photographers in Rome that specialize in engagement photo shoots. Check out our list of the 3 best Rome proposal photographers to see pricing, compare portfolios, read customer reviews, and check date availability.