In To Rome for Love, Diann Valentine takes five beautiful women—Gina Neely, Shay Atkins, Nakita McGraw, Ashley Russell, and Mercedes Young—to Italy. Each in a different stage of their life with unique stories of love, but all share in the same challenges of dating as a black woman in America. The adventure begins in a decadent villa in the heart of Rome where the women will reside as they explore who they are and what they want from love. Joined by her two assistants, D. Micah Lindsey, a larger-than-life personality who offers a strong male perspective, and Christine “Cece” Counts, Diann’s right-hand woman who is of Italian heritage and helps vet the perfect men, Diann curates the ultimate foreign experience with Rome’s most eligible bachelors.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Ciao Bella”
Going on organized one-on-one dates and small group excursions may all sound as sweet as gelato, but it’s not all nightly strolls on the piazza and delicious wine for these single ladies, as they must face their fears, get past their emotional baggage, understand cultural differences, and open themselves up to the chance to fall in love.