The International Day of Love is almost upon us, and what is more than romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Italy to make something feel special. After all, the saintly namesake was Roman. From some of the most stunning views in the world to the glorious and finest of food, here are some reasons to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Italy.
Indulge Passion with Your Passions
Italy is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Thousands of years of perfected culinary delights are everywhere in the country, and they take it extremely seriously. From a custom wine tour of Italy to sampling some of the most indulgent chocolate anywhere in the world, the food and wine available here will make your special day something to remember. Either way and whichever you love, indulge the passion of the day and your passions together in one of the most exciting ways.
Some of the World’s Most Stunning Views
Of course, Italy is a stunning country with as much variation in natural beauty as the United States. A special trip together for Valentine’s Day will make memories you will never forget. And there is something for everyone. One of the most popular places for loving couples to visit is the Via dell’Amore (Path of Love), which offers stunning sea views and hiking trails. However, for something truly special, how about the heart-shaped lake at Lake Scanno in Abruzzo?
Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Italy
Not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day, and some do it more than others. Canada, the US and the UK are among the top countries for the day of love. However, in recent years, it has dropped by around 10% to 39% in Canada in 2023. Perhaps 2024 could be the year of revival with a trip to Italy. Some vacation ideas when visiting Italy for Valentine’s Day include a couple’s spa retreats (something Italy does well), beachfront horse riding, or a romantic hot air balloon over Florence.
The Food, Of Course
If Italy is known for one thing, it is the food. How amazing it is, as you will know if you have ever been. Every region, every city, heck, even every family has their own way of creating classic Italian recipes, and the variations are astounding. So, how about a Ceneta, or “lovely dinner” in any one of Italy’s stunning cities. From the waterways of Venice all the way down to Scicli in Sicily, there are no shortage of options. The only issue is trying not to eat too much food!
In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene
What better way to celebrate the day of love than in the city famed for the most tragic tale of love ever written? Verona, the setting for Romeo and Juliet, celebrates Valentine’s Day more than most cities. As an association of love, Verona embraces the day with red decorations and even a heart-shaped carpet in the city center. Of course, you can also visit the infamous balcony where Romeo first declares his love for Juliet after she ponders the famous question.
Wine tours and chocolate alone are a genuine reason to consider Valentine’s Day in Italy. Of course, there are other things to do, such as a hot air balloon ride over Florence. Yet how about visiting the famous city of love, Verona, immortalized as the setting for Romeo and Juliet.