Italy is a place to fall in love with the idea of love. In every town in Italy, one can witness lovers lost in each other forgetting about the world around them. Italians necessitate romance. It is evident that Valentine’s Day is an excellent event for Italians. Italian culture and traditions love the romance and passion of Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the day of Love in the Land of Love. Below, we’ve curated a list for you to enjoy Italy to the fullest.
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The City of Love: Verona
Verona is one of the most romantic places outside Rome. This is the city of love. This is the place of Romeo and Juliet. This is the place where two people loved each other endlessly, and it ended tragically. This city is the “pilgrimage of love.” Not only couples but people passionate about love come here every year. One of the most visited places is Juliet’s balcony, if you’re a Shakespeare fan, this is the stop for you.
Juliet’s House is a 13th-century structure, inside which there’s a museum housing a bronze statue of Juliet. Rubbing her right breast is considered a symbol of luck. Not sure if it really brings you luck, but walking those lanes is definitely a lovely experience.
Entry fee: 5.07€ per person (Free entrance with Verona Card)
Timings: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm (Tuesday-Sunday) and 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Monday)
Other things to do in Verona:
- a love-themed, heart-shaped market in Piazza Dei Signori
- live music
- interactive guided tours
- special showings of romantic movies in the Teatro Ristori
- the Romeo & Juliet Half Marathon
- romance-themed dinners
- theatrical performances
- Romeo and Juliet’s kisses cookies (Baci di Romeo and Baci di Giulietta)
Water wonderland: Venice
Venice is a romantic city year-round and won’t disappoint for Valentine’s Day. Few cities are as celebrated as Venice, and it isn’t difficult to understand why. The famous city has inspired romantic declarations of excitement for centuries, and it isn’t about to stop now. The city of Venice, a wonderful city is one of a kind and doesn’t have roads, is all way connected through canals.
Explore the magnificent floating city in the best way: with a peaceful Gondola ride!
In the city built on water, the Grand Canal is its buzzing main street: lined with palaces and flocked with gondolas, you are promised quite the view.
Entry fee: 28€ per person
Timings: 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Other things to do:
- Climb The Campanile Di San Marco
- Visit The Doges’ Palace
- Get lost on the small side streets
- Take an evening stroll along the Riva Degli Schiavoni
- Have an intimate meal in a cosy restaurant.
Italian capital: Rome
As the season of love rolls around this year, if you happen to find yourself in the Italian capital with your special someone, you may feel bewildered when trying to dream up the perfect day. Rome also seeps romance without even trying.
Immerse yourself and your partner in Ancient Roman life as you witness the remains of what is believed to have been constructed as a gift from the Roman emperors to the general public.
Entry fees: 16.00€ per person
Timings: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Other things to do:
- Stroll hand-in-hand past the Roman Forum
- Rent a Vespa and ride around the city together
- Throw a coin into the Trevi fountain
- Tuck into a small cafe for a coffee date
- Go for a walk in the Villa Borghese gardens
- Have a romantic dinner at a rooftop restaurant, La Terrazza
The Origin: Terni
Every year, a substantial part of the world and the digital space gets busy with Valentine’s Day commercials, offers, decorations and cacophony. But not everyone might be familiar with the true origins of this event and specifically, where it began. Terni’s Festa di San Valentino celebrates the holiday in the home of St. Valentine himself.
Located in the Parco Fluviale del Nera, the Marmore Falls is one of the finest outdoor attractions in the region surrounding Terni. Whilst this waterfall may look natural, it is actually man-made and stands as the tallest man-made fall in the world.
Entry fees: 10.00 € per person
Timings: 10 am-10 pm
Other things to do:
- the Cioccolentino (combo of chocolate and valentine) festival
- the St. Valentine’s marathon
- a St. Valentine’s market
- visiting the relics of San Valentine
Valentine’s Day is all about being with the one you love. The most important thing to remember is that just by honouring the love you share with heartfelt and meaningful expressions, you will make their day a very special one. It is all about loving, cherishing and harmonising!