I didn’t know it, of course, but I’d arrive in Rome in October 2008 an un-engaged lady and leave a few days later having been proposed to in a cobblestone Italian street close to midnight. (By Sean, I should add. You know, in case that wasn’t clear.) Before we left on what turned out to be the most eventful trip we’d ever taken together---see again: unexpected diamond on finger!—we asked for advice on what we should see and do there. While the list below is excellent and contains many great suggestions, I’d also like to add Pettinary Village B &B, where we stayed---it’s not really a B&B, more a charming studio apartment in the center of Rome with a gorgeous little balcony, incredibly friendly owners, and a surprisingly satisfactory price tag---and a restaurant called Da Francesco, where I had what is probably still the absolute best meal of my life. It was so good, in fact, that it compelled Sean to propose while we were strolling home afterwards. That’s some good tiramisu right there.