A treat, a privilege, an unforgettable experience for two, worth all those pennies for your special celebration. Pass the guards into the magnificent 17th-century colonnaded courtyard, glimpse the Baroque sculpture garden and feel the vibrations of history: the Borghese were one of the most powerful papal families for centuries. Nowadays, many people live in the palace but this gorgeous great apartment with its astonishing, fully-frescoed salon is all yours. In the very heart of Rome, it is palatial yet romantic, full of antiques yet properly modern in its glass dining table and espresso machine, brand new kitchen and long thin shower room, though the telly hides from the sight of the nymphs, shepherds and goddesses. In the more sober bedroom, discover a Jacuzzi bathtub beside the regally gold-draped bed. Floors of coloured Venetian marble run throughout, high ceilings float above, your hosts provide a personal guide to shops and restaurants – you will find the treasures of eternal Rome on your doorstep – and can organise breakfast by arrangement. Could any other place feel more like a dream come true for two?