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How to spend Valentine’s Day 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to all lovers. Here are our proposals to spend the Valentine’s Day 2019 in a romantic and original way!

The feast of the lovers

At least since 600 years, on February 14th, love and lovers are celebrated. This ritual takes place in Italy (although the first to celebrate it were the French) and in every part of the world.

Valentine’s Day is a day when lovers exchange gifts and spend romantic moments together to sanctify their love.

Little cards, chocolates, kisses, little hearts and gifts, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries of the world in the same way, but not everywhere is the feast of lovers.

In fact, in countries like Finland, the United States, Guatemala and many others it is also the friendship party.

But who is Saint Valentine and why do we celebrate it?

The origins of the Valentine’s Day

The origins of the Valentine’s Day are identified with the Catholic Church’s attempt to “Christianize” the pagan rite of fertility.

In fact, for the ancient Romans, February was the period when we were preparing for the rebirth season and the celebrations of the “Lupercali” began, to keep the wolves away from the cultivated fields.

The names of men and women who worshiped this god were placed inside an urn, a child extracted the names of some couples who would live in intimacy for a whole year, so that the fertility rite was concluded.

The forerunner fathers of the Church, determined to put an end to this practice, which was considered immoral, they wanted find a saint of lovers to replace the vicious “Lupercus”. In 496 d.C. Pope Gelasio canceled the pagan feast establishing that the cult of St. Valentine was followed: a martyr who became the protector of love all over the world.

Where to go in Tuscany for Valentine’s Day 2019

Tuscany is a very romantic and welcoming land where lovers are pampered by excellent services and enjoy beautiful and refined locations.

For all the couples who have decided to spend the Valentine’s Day 2019 in Tuscany here are our tips.

The sea is certainly a lovely destination for romantic moments in the company of the loved one. To surprise the partner on February 14th it is enough to book an intimate dinner at Forte dei Marmi, perhaps in a small restaurant with a window where you can see the sea, in a warm and welcoming place.

If to the sea instead you prefer a nice walk in the moonlight in an enchanted place, they are waiting for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Florence, maybe at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can walk with your love and enjoy a romantic and intimate aperitif. Afterwards you can top off your evening with a truly romantic tête-à-tête dinner in one of the many typical restaurants of the city.

To experience magical moments in the company of your love Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is waiting for you!

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