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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Amore And Italian Accents


Gaze upon the forever-youthful “Ginevra De’ Benci,” the only portrait by Leonardo da Vinci in the Western Hemisphere. Painted in 1474, she sits serenely in the National Gallery of Art’s West Wing.


Let the Italian (wine) roll off your tongue at Ghibellina. This 14th Street trattoria serves Florentine cuisine, such as pizzas served with scissors (you cut your own pie) and house made pastas. Cap off your meal with an affogato, gelato “drowned” in espresso.


Jump on the Circulator and do Georgetown, Italian-style. The newly opened Via Umbria sells imported Italian olive oils, wine, ceramics and other authentic items. Then, head to Dolcezza to share a cup of Sicilian blood orange gelato.


The tony Fairmont Washington, DC offers a variety of packages for engagements, weddings or downright romance. Let the hotel take care of the details while you focus on happily ever after.

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