Couple’s getaways in Italy for Valentine’s Day

Lynn sent me the link to an article that mentioned some interesting places to consider for a getaway inside Italy for Valentine’s Day.

I have translated the article to English. Here is a link to the original article in Italian: http://www.viaggi24.ilsole24ore.com/WeekEnd/Mostre-Eventi/2014/02/sanvalentino-italia-1.php

Photo of Juliet's balcony from Wikimedia commons in public domain contributed by vivaverdi
Photo of Juliet’s balcony from Wikimedia commons in public domain contributed by vivaverdi

VERONA, UNDER JULIET’S BALCONY

The unmistakable profile of the Arena in Piazza Bra. The ancient Roman forum at Piazza delle Erbe, home of the market with the Fountain, the Torre dei Lamberti, and the seventeenth-century Palazzo Maffei.

But above all, Juliet’s balcony is still one of the most visited places in the city.
Because you can not dissociate Verona from the story about tragic teenage love told five centuries ago by William Shakespeare.

And because, sometimes, literature is more powerful than reality in Verona it’s still exudes a romantic atmosphere, ideal to celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner and music in a historic building in the center of the town. The Palazzo Victoria, a few paces from the Arena, is the result of the overlapping of the arts, architectures, and styles. Ancient Roman ruins and classic paintings at the hotel are appropriate for Valentine’s day.

Photo of Reggio Emilia from Wikimedia commons in public domain
Photo of Reggio Emilia from Wikimedia commons in public domain

Parma and Reggio, CASTLES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Cathedrals, theaters, royal residences and excellent cuisine. For a Valentine’s Day weekend of art and taste the area of Parma and Reggio Emilia is a very good choice.

Do not miss the historic center of Reggio Emilia, with the Romanesque Cathedral and the Basilica of Ghiara with its seventeenth-century frescoes, including a crucifixion of Guercino. Parma is an important Italian capital of music and gastronomy. There are many monuments to discover such as the Camera di San Paolo painted by Correggio. Or the Glauco Lombardi Museum where some paintings of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise of Austria are on display, in love with Parma. This Duchess also lived at the Royal Palace of Colorno, 12 km from the center of Parma, in a building of 400 rooms, courtyards, including a beautiful French garden.

Enjoy your day with a little break of Italian Dolce vita.

Matteo Silvestri

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