Rome - most romantic place to propose?

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  1. RHCP

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    I'm gonna pop the question to my girlfriend next week while in Rome.

    Does anyone know the most romatic place to do it.

    AND do i need a ring or should i let her choose when we come back?


    I'm a newbie when it comes to proposing :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice, IF you can avoid the crowds and the hordes of hustlers hassling you to buy overpriced wilted roses. Get her up really early and go to Trevi at dawn and do it there when the streets are quiet. That would be awesome.

    Alternatively, the roof of the Vatican is pretty spectacular, if a bit of a cliché.

    Or the Forum, which doesn't seem to get quite so clogged with tourists.

    Basically, Rome is just one big chunk of romance, so you won't go far wrong at any of the main spots.

    As for a ring, my advice is to buy a cheapie joke ring from Accessorize or similar, then go ring shopping on your return to the UK - your girl won't want to miss out on the fun of diamond shopping!! A nice alternative one of my friends did was to buy a loose diamond (which the jeweller put in a cheap silver setting so she could wear it straight away) then choose a setting together. It has the advantage that she won't know how much you spent.

    One last thing - do your research big time before going ring shopping, whether alone or with your intended. And visit a whole bunch of jewellers to get a feel for what you can get for your money.

    And, last of all - good luck and congratulations!!
     
  4. RHCP

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    Wow now i'm feeling scared! I'm 35 and never come near to proposing to anyone before. It's a good job shes only 24 :)
     
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    Consider the Piazza Navona. The Trevi Fountain is vey crowded. Go there though and toss a coin in; it guarantees you'll go back.
     
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    Yes, a good idea to have something to eat first :)
     
  7. IronGiant

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    I'm not sure when/if they turn the lights off at the Trevi fountain but I went there just before midnight at the end of one summer and it wasn't too busy (or so I recall). This was several years ago so it could have got worse.

    Dave
     
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    Ooh I don't know, I might throw up with nerves! :D
     
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    And what is wrong with a night at the Catford dogs and then a slap up meal at Spud-u-like? Oozes sophistication.
     
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    I went to a restaurant last week and one of the customers asked for a glass of champagne in which he put the ring to propose.
    It is a cliche but she looked well impressed nonetheless.

    A nice restaurant in Rome and a glass of champagne?
     
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    ....just hope she isn't thirsty and gulps it down! :D
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: Not the AVForum GC :eek: :eek:
    Just remeber, it's the person who's doing the asking thats really important, rather than the setting.
     
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    The Trevi fountain is almost always crowded at this time of year; and when it isn't crowded it's switched off. (We went early one morning the other month, and the Rome Council workers were cleaning it - far from romantic!) Piazza Navona might be a better choice, though currently the main, central fountain is under hoarding. If you do pop the question there, get her a Tartufo icecream from the Tre Scalini caffé first - she'll love you for ever! Personally, however, I would suggest the beautiful Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, in the historic Trastevere quarter, across the river.
     
  14. RHCP

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    Wow i've just virtually been there!!

    http://www.freereservation.com/roma2/36.htm

    What about the colloseum at night, is that romantic?
     
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    Depends on your point of view. It's certainly an awe-inspiring structure, and (to my eyes) a beautiful building, but maybe your fiancée-to-be will be put off by the horrendous traffic on the roundabout on which the Colosseum sits, or the thought of all the misery and violence that occurred there all those centuries ago! It is beautifully lit at night, but IMHO not the most romantic place in the most romantic city in the world.
     
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    Depends on your point of view. It's certainly an awe-inspiring structure, and (to my eyes) a beautiful building, but maybe your fiancée-to-be will be put off by the horrendous traffic on the roundabout on which the Colosseum sits, or the thought of all the misery and violence that occurred there all those centuries ago! It is beautifully lit at night, but IMHO not the most romantic place in the most romantic city in the world.
     
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    Take her to see Roma or Lazio.
    Sack the proposal.;)
     
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    That made me laugh!

    I don't suppose you'd be allowed to propose in the Cistene Chapel on the Vatican Tour. It would probably be horrendously crowded but it's a very special place.

    Dave
     
  19. RHCP

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    I don't think that any traffic is allowed by the colosseum anymore, i'm sure its now been stopped.

    Iwas thinking as our hotel overlooks the colosseum, it may be all lit up at night, so that would be pretty romantic.
     
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    You might be better off looking for a location that symbolises the true meaning of a long term marital relationship.

    Like this one for example.

    :devil:
     
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    Wow, how did you find that?
     
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    Nothing more complex than a quick Google.
     
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    I have the perfect place for you.

    "The Baths of Caracalla"

    It's off the beaten track so there's no hustle or bustle. There are benches and it's very quiet. Very Romantic.

    Best of luck.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_Caracalla
     
  24. RHCP

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    That is a fantastic idea! I still can't believe I'm gonna propose!!

    I still need more ideas on where to do it though!
     
  25. RHCP

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    I'm thinking even Michael Burrows and his Bro, Link whould have problems breaking out of that monster!

    I'm defo going, but not gonna be popping the question there!

    Help I still need somewhere that is hopelessley romantic.

    or should i wait for the moment to arrive?
     
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    Nice, I'll defo go there, have you been there?
     
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    Yes, I met my fiance (sp?) in Rome. It was one of the places we went to. It's very beautiful.
     
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    Aaah, Congratulations!

    My husband proposed to me in our local and it was so romantic...over a £5 bottle of wine!

    Dont think it really matters where you do propose as long as the meaning is there!

    Regarding the ring, we had seen a ring in a shop in Brighton and he rang them and tried to buy it the next day (I had no idea he was going to propse!) but ended up going to Brighton and buying it then...he kept it hidden for a bout a month after he had bought it and then took me out for a meal.

    I was so gobsmacked that he had bought the ring that I had fallen in love with when we were on holiday! And it is a stunning ring too, still admire it two years after getting married (we were engeaged for two years before that as well!)

    I loved the fact that I had the ring there and then but love the idea of choosing one together too...joke ring idea is nice!

    Good luck and keep us all posted!!:thumbsup:
     
  29. RHCP

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    I just bought this ring from Accessorize

    http://www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/98508091

    I'll use that to propose with, then go diamond hunting on her birthday, which is the day after we get back.

    She's gonna love it.

    I don't know whether to propose when we get there tomorrow night or wait till the mood is right, i really dunno where or when, its scary :eek:

    Thanks everyone for your ideas especially about the ring!

    Cheers

    I'll let you no how it goes (she still might say no)
     
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    Forget Rome!
    I proposed on the Bognor Regis pier,much more romantic setting.
     

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