April 17, 2024

2 Days in Rome with a High-Class Escort

Rome is on everyone’s bucket list. In many ways, it’s as if the Roman empire never really fell, given that they basically left their stuff lying around everywhere - and it now attracts millions of visitors every year. Why not share this stunning holiday destination with a gorgeous escort in Rome? Sun, pasta, coffee, and the colosseum. What’s not to love? 

This romantic city is a mix of ruins, vibrant street life and beautiful art, sure to take both you and your escort’s breath away. Here’s our guide for how to spend two days in this historic city.


Touching down in the Eternal City 

You arrive in the early afternoon after a mid-morning flight, and it’s a balmy 19 degrees in spring, which is the best time to visit to avoid scorching temperatures and crowds. You and your escort both put on sunglasses as you travel into the city, but before you start exploring, you first need to drop off your bags.

Hotel Check In

You could book the Hotel Colosseum, a three-star hotel which has an airport shuttle and, living up to its name, is very close to the colosseum. It’s located on a back street near Roman ruins and traditional trattorias. 

Alternatively, you could book Hotel Artemide, which is just a 10-minute walk from the Termini Station. It’s located in a 19th-century building and has a rooftop bar, plus a spa. You arrive at the hotel and you both change into lighter clothes, ready to hit the city. First, when in Rome… pizza and pasta are in order. 

Take in the sights and food!

Rome has a metro system that makes it easy to get around, or you can walk through its narrow cobbled streets, stumbling across ruins from thousands of years ago as you go.

You visit Antico Forno Roscioli, a short walk from the Pantheon and near the River Tiber. This bakery and deli was founded in 1972 and is famous for its crispy, thin-crust, Roman-style pizzas, plus filled focaccia sandwiches. You both enjoy traditional pizza, and then, feeling tired after eating, you begin a meandering walk back to the hotel. The streets keep the heat of the sun off and you stop on the way back for a strong coffee. Rome is known for the quality of its coffee.

Visit the Colosseum

On the way back, you stop to view the colosseum. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world, thousands of years later. You take a selfie with your escort in front of it and laugh about being obvious tourists.

Back at the hotel, what the two of you get up to can stay between the two of you. Or you take a nap. Your holiday, your choice. It’s now the early evening, but luckily, Italians tend to eat later.

Evening bite

You’re still quite full from pizza, so you stop at Pane e Salame on Via Santa Maria in Via. This little hole-in-the-wall bistro serves up meat and cheeses, paired with Italian wine. The prices are good, and your escort says you must have insider knowledge of Rome. And you do - it’s this guide.

The two of you eat and chat as the sky darkens - you choose an outside table, giving your companion your jacket when she feels cold. The restaurant is a Stone’s throw from the Column of Marcus Aurelius, built in 193 AD, which you visit, a little tipsy, on your way back to the hotel.


Breaking fast

It’s time for breakfast. Romans tend to fuel up on strong coffee and carb-heavy baked goods. You visit the traditional pastry and coffee shop, Sorrelle Giordano on Viale Giulio Agricola. Try a Roman cornetto, which is in fact more like a croissant, filled with either jam, cream, or chocolate. 

More sights to see!

Suitably stuffed again, you head to the Trevi Fountain, the water of which glistens in the sunlight. You and your escort both toss a coin in - according to legend, tossing one coin into the Trevi Fountain means you’ll return to The Eternal City, tossing two coins means you’ll return and fall in love, and tossing three coins means you’ll return, find love, and marry. The money in the fountain goes to soup kitchens and shelters in Rome, where there are often high levels of poverty. 

No trip to Rome would be complete without visiting the Vatican City, the home of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. Here, you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican Museums are also definitely worth a visit. 

Late lunch

It’s now mid-afternoon and time for a late lunch. Rome is famous for four pastas, which are all variations of each other - cacio e pepe, carbonara, amatriciana, and alla gricia. You visit Pasta e Vino - Torre Argentina on Via di Torre Argentina. This restaurant serves up homemade pasta, heaped into bowls. You and your companion both enjoy a light Aperol Spritz. The pasta is fantastic - but so is the tiramisu. You’re not sure what looks better - it, or your escort.

Evening stroll

You decide to pay a visit to the Capuchin Crypt (Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini). The crypt is beneath the church. It contains the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order. The display is intended to remind us of the swift passage of our time on earth, and our mortality. It’s also just a good way to get out of the sun and the bustle of the city. 

On your way out, you both laugh a little at how spooky it was. You decide you both prefer the daylight and opt to visit the Roman Forum, a huge sprawl of ruins. It’s hard to imagine now, but it used to be a grandiose district of temples, public spaces and basilicas. You will literally be walking in the footsteps of Julius Caesar. 

There are three entrances, and it takes about an hour and a half to explore. Visit the nearby Terrazza Caffarelli. Buy a soft drink as you’re paying mostly for the sweeping views across Roman. You take some photos to remember this trip, and your escort tells you she’s had an amazing time. 

'Til next time

Alas, all good things must come to an end. It’s now time to head to the airport. We hope you enjoyed your two days in Rome!