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ideas to spend valentine’s day in Italy

1 February 2024
Written by Lucrezia Worthington


Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, with only two-weeks to go. If you haven’t already planned a sprinkle of romance with your other half, it may be time to do so. Whether you live in Italy or are planning a cheeky mid-week escape, we have summarised a few of our favourite experiences you can book whether it be a night of magic in a luxury hotel, a candle-lit dinner or concert.

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24 HOURS OF ROMANCE IN ROME

Every stay at Roccoforte’s Hotel de la Ville from 11th to 15th February will be accompanied by a special formula that aims at giving couples unlimited bliss for twenty-four hours. You’ll have access to the Irene Forte Spa and spa suite, where a couples massage awaits. Later, venture to your rooms where you’ll be served two signature Love Potion cocktails ( an intense fusion of tonka bean, dark chocolate and black cherry) with a specially curated selection of bites. When you’re ready, a romantic four-course dinner awaits at Da Sistina restaurant where Chef Fulvio Pierangelini has thought up a special Valentine’s menu. WEBSITE

Valentine’s day at Hotel de la Ville

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OYSTERS & CHAMPAGNE IN MILAN

At Vesta Fiori Chiari, one of Milan’s most design-forward restaurants in the heart of Brera, you can expect a delicious culinary journey made up of aphrodisiac ingredients: oysters, caviar, dark chocolate and champagne. All the while to be enjoyed in an intimate, candle-lit environment. WEBSITE

Vesta Fiori Chiari interiors
Tagliolino aglio, olio, peperoncino, ricci di mare & caviale

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a night in the eternal city

Palazzo Ripetta presents tailor-made initiatives to celebrate V-day in the romantic Eternal City including gourmet proposals and personalised cocktails. Throughout the month, Executive Chef Marco Ciccotelli will present a specially curated tasting menu as well as a timely signature cocktail ‘the Blueberry Fizz’, infused with low-temperature blueberry vodka, lemon juice, and rose-flavoured soda. Finally, there will be an exquisite selection of pastries specially crafted by the Pastry Chef as well as a special Chocolate and Pepper Mousse dessert served for lunch and dinner. PS. the Romantic suite is still up for grabs! WEBSITE

Dinner at Palazzo Ripetta

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Love in Chianti

Whisk your lover away on a night in the Tuscan countryside, amidst wine and golden sunsets. At Borgo Scopeto, the formula may seem standard, but that enables you to fully immerse and savour those simple pleasures. With your nightly rate you have champagne and strawberries on arrival, exclusive access to the spa for one hour and a candle-lit dinner with wine pairing. WEBSITE

Courtesy Lorenzo Sironi

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CeramicS workshop with a side of live music

This Valentine’s Day, ODA, a vibrant new space in Porta Venezia, Milan, has programmed a special evening to celebrate love and the art of ceramics, with live music in the background. Leading the 2.5hrs workshop is founder Ece with Natalia Moskal on the mic. There are only six spaces available; book your class for €80 here.

ODA Milano

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DINNER AMID RENAISSANCE charm

The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, boasting the city’s largest private garden, is the perfect urban retreat for romantic strolls. Built in the 15th century, it still preserves all its ancient beauty, adorned with statues, fountains, a small Ionic-style temple, and a more recently added pool. For Valentine’s night, the hotel arranges a romantic dinner in the Renaissance chapel, one of the oldest rooms in the palace hidden in the entrance lobby. WEBSITE

Four Seasons Florence

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country-living in the truffle region

Relais Le Marne anticipates a romantic Valentine’s Day with enogastronomic delights amidst the scenic Langhe and Monferrato landscapes. The offer includes a stay in one of 13 rooms coupled with a dinner by Radici Restaurant’s chef, Marco Massaia, featuring traditional Piedmontese flavours. To top off this duo, you can chose to add extra experiences, from personalised wine tastings in the Mura Mura Cellar to couples massages in the Relais Spa with a 25-meter indoor pool overlooking vineyards; and for the super adventurous couples, you can even explore the region from above on a hot air balloon or helicopter ride. WEBSITE

Le Marne Relais

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DISCOVERING FRIULI-VENEZIA-GIULIA


Nestled in the green hills of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, Castello di Buttrio offers a special package for Valentine’s Day from 9th February to 18th February for guests staying in one of the 16 recently renovated rooms or the 4 rooms in the Tra Le Vigne farmhouse. Couples can enjoy romantic walks through the rows of vines and indulge in exclusive activities such as wine tastings, panoramic picnics, sunset aperitifs by the pool, or relaxing massages. WEBSITE

Castello di Buttrio

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A Candlelight Concert across italy

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Fever’s Candlelight concerts will offer a unique candlelit evening in some of the most spectacular locations in Italy: from Casa Cardinale Ildefonso Schuster in Milan to Teatro Ghione in Rome, passing through Palazzo Pucci in Florence, Palazzo De Gregorio in Palermo, and many more. Performed by local musicians, the concerts will be lit up with thousands of candles, inviting spectators to fully immerse themselves in music drawn from the soundtracks of the most romantic films such as Titanic, Cinema Paradiso, Scent of a Woman, Romeo and Juliet, and many others, enveloping guests in an intimate moment for an unforgettable musical experience.

A Candlelight Concert, Courtesy Fever

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SPA night IN FLORENCE

Helvetia & Bristol has revealed an exciting offer for Valentine’s Day, welcoming couples to their glorious spa to be enveloped by the unique atmosphere of a space where the ancient Roman Baths once stood. For 90 euros, couples will have access to the spa from 8PM to 11PM, followed by an aperitif. For that little something more, you can book a couples massage or scrub treatment it the Hammam. WEBSITE

The spa at Helvetia & Bristol


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