Arriverderci Roma
Dean Martin Lyrics


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Arriverderci, Roma
Goodbye, goodbye to Rome
City of a million moon lit faces
City of a million warm embraces
Where I found the one of all the faces
Far from home

Arriverderci, Roma
It's time for us to part
Save the wedding bells for my returning
Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning
Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning
In her heart

Arriverderci, Roma
It's time for us to part

Save the wedding bells for my returning
Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning




Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning
In her heart

Overall Meaning

The song Arriverderci Roma by Dean Martin is a nostalgic ode to the city of Rome which the singer is leaving behind. As he bids farewell, he reminiscences about the million moonlit faces, warm embraces, and the memories that he has made there. He also talks about the one person that he met in Rome, who he believes is the face of all the faces that he will miss the most while leaving.


The lyrics 'save the wedding bells for my returning, keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning, please be sure the flame of love keeps burning in her heart' imply that the singer has left behind a lover in Rome and wants her to wait for his return. He hopes that the love between them remains the same and insists that she should not forget him.


The way the singer delivers the song is delightful, with an easy-going tone that captures the fondness and sentimentality that the lyrics evoke. Overall, Arriverderci, Roma is a beautiful tribute to the city and the memories made there.


Line by Line Meaning

Arriverderci, Roma
Farewell, farewell Rome!


Goodbye, goodbye to Rome
I bid adieu to the city


City of a million moonlit faces
A place known for its countless charming faces seen at night


City of a million warm embraces
A city full of affection and love


Where I found the one of all the faces
Where I met my beloved among many others


Far from home
Even though I was far away from my homeland


It's time for us to part
Now it's time for me to say goodbye


Save the wedding bells for my returning
Don't celebrate the wedding until I come back


Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning
Let my beloved eagerly wait for my return


Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning
Make sure the passion and love between us stay alive


In her heart
Deeply rooted within her soul




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Arriverderci, Roma
Goodbye, goodbye to Rome

City of a million moonlit faces
City of a million warm embraces
Where I found the one of all the faces
Far from home

Arriverderci, Roma
It's time for us to part

Save the wedding bells for my returnin'
Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearnin'
Please be sure the flame of love keeps burnin'
In her heart

Arriverderci, Roma
It's time for us to part

Save the wedding bells for my returnin'
Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearnin'
Please be sure the flame of love keeps burnin'
In her heart



Augustus Caesar

May that flame of love keep burning in her heart As my love is surely burning eternal.


(She did it, she's the reason)

" God I love a true love song. The facts the words are so real. Ah, not only the love song but having felt and known love to be just as it's expressed in this song. To have and to have known such a feeling. Thankful love songs make me happy.

Arrivederci Roma is definitely my final Love song when I can say nothing more of it.

A lovely ending 848

Save the wedding bells for my returning
Keep my lovers arms out stretched and yearning.



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Darren Lewis

Nobody sings this song better than Dean Martin!! That incomparable intonation, the extraordinary quality and care in the delivery, the incredible pronunciation of certain words that nobody else can imitate! Makes for a decidedly memorable experience, that deservedly requires the epitaph, incomparable. The distinguished voice of Dean here though a little slumberous, aging, a touch worn, deep, tired, and ponderous, is still the most memorable with this song. Incredibly polished, well crafted performance.

Alan Wallace

He had the ability to convey feeling and genuine expression, similarly to Elvis.

Rosalyn Samuels

Yes like no one else can really sing “one for my baby and one more for the road” like Sinatra or “ the man that got away” like Judy. This song is Dino’s! It’s so touching❤️

Rosalyn Samuels

And I love it that way , a little slumberous a touch worn makes it even more touching. Plus out of all the top Italian-American singers he has that longing yearning and sexiness that makes me shiver wow

Le Piaf

Try to listen Lys Assia's version of this song in German language, it's equally wonderful as Dean's version.

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ddkoda

Dean had a God given natural talent and made it seem as though his singing was as easy as falling off a log. Of course it was anything but that. However his voice did and still does resonate with many people.

Janet Griffin

Am 77 years old and I love listening to Dean Martin he had a voice of an angel and I will always listen to his music until we meet again may he RIP Dino

Wooden Winds

Janet Griffin I’m 15 and love his music, he will always be remembered

Mimi Correa

Miss my grandpa 🙏 singing at home

Dennis Lawless

Amazing voice

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