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Valentine’s Day: 10 places to make them fall in love

by /// February 3, 2023
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes







Sweet words of love whispered in the ear of your beloved…On Valentine’s Day, everything has to be perfect: the choice of words, the outfit and the atmosphere.

All it takes is one wrong note and Puff! The magic disappears, leaving you alone with your regrets and doubts.
And while everyone has their own unique style of how to say “I love you”, it is the choice of location that can make or break you.

Here are 10 tips on the best places to launch your love attack.
Places with an uncontrollable love charge, a kind of elixir prepared by expert contemporary druids…because, as someone once said, to live happily ever after, you have to start somewhere.

Bologna – The Asinelli Tower

Bologna Ph. RossHelen via shutterstock
Bologna, Ph. RossHelen_shutterstock_475029268

98 metres above the sky.
If you are not afraid of dizziness and the effort required to get up there, the Asinelli Tower is one of the special places where you can ask for your beloved’s heart. Firstly, the panorama is breathtaking and secondly, the sky breathes the soul and you will hardly get a negative answer.
If not, you can always leave her up there to think about what he/she has lost forever.

Ravenna – The Galla Placidia Mausoleum

Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna | Photo © isatz, via Wikimedia

Under a starry sky.
To declare one’s love is a special gesture, but to do so under the stars of a millennium and a half ago is even more special. And then the night is the moment of romance, and inside the Galla Placidia Mausoleum it is always night.

Parma -The Regio Theater

Ph. Teatro Regio di Parma
Ph. Teatro Regio di Parma

Heartbreak, passion, love, death…and it’s all on stage.
Carefully consider your partner’s tastes, then choose a suitable play and book two premium seats… the special atmosphere of the Regio Theatre will do the rest.

Ferrara – The Schifanoia Palace

Palazzo Schifanoia, Salone dei Mesi (Ferrara) Ph. Henrik Blomqvist
Palazzo Schifanoia, Salone dei Mesi (Ferrara) Ph. Henrik Blomqvist

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful monuments in the entire Este city.
Built by Duke Alfonso V d’Este as a place of rest and relaxation, it is a space dedicated to sweet literary and artistic idleness.
Here, in the Hall of the Months, you can reveal all your love, and remember: that no one has ever been rejected under the fresco of the Goddess Venus.

Maranello – The Ferrari Museum

Ferrari Museum, Maranello - Ph. Ferrari Museum
Ferrari Museum, Maranello – Ph. Ferrari Museum

Red as passion.
Expensive toys that go 300 km per hour, the smell of tyres, the adrenaline rush. What better place to open your heart than the Ferrari Museum in Maranello?
Above all, fasten your seatbelt before you declare yourself: hitting the walls at these speeds could be a traumatic experience.

Ferrara- The Verginese Palace

Este Villas
Este Villas, Delizia del Verginese | P. Vanni Lazzari

The alcove of the Este dukes.
Built by Alfonso I d’Este as a hunting lodge in the countryside, it later became the residence of the Duke’s first courtesan, and it is for this reason that the Delizia del Verginese expresses feelings of love in every single stucco piece.
Because of its history, the Delizia del Verginese is recommended for those who appreciate chivalrous love, the one where you propose on your knees, with the ring in your hand.

Bologna – The Dozza Village

Dozza (BO) Ph. Vivida Photo PC via shutterstock solo uso editoriale
Dozza (BO) Ph. Vivida Photo PC via shutterstock solo uso editoriale

Painted alleys on the hills of the Emilia-Romagna region.
Walking through Dozza, it is impossible not to be fascinated by the art of the village and the peace and tranquillity typical of these hill towns.
Sneak into one of the many weddings that take place here every day and pop the question to your partner; if the answer is no, there is always the Enoteca Regionale to console you.

Parma – Torrechiara Castle

Castello di Torrechiara Ph. Castelli del Ducato
Castello di Torrechiara Ph. Castelli del Ducato

Stories of immortal love.
If the clock didn’t remind us that we are in the 21st century, we would expect a princess to suddenly appear from its balconies. The Castle of Torrechiara is also a place that recalls the “Dolce Stil Novo”, with knights in shining armour and sword duels to be won before declaring your love.

Ravenna – Brisighella

Brisighella (RA), Rocca Manfrediana – Ph. Paolo_forconi CC-BY-SA 4.0
Brisighella (RA), Rocca Manfrediana – Ph. Paolo_forconi CC-BY-SA 4.0

The most romantic walk.
Brisighella is one of the most famous towns in Emilia Romagna, built on three chalk hills. Leonardo, the Renaissance, the Medici family and Florence are all present in this unmistakable skyline.
Take a tour of the town, visit the Via degli Asini and climb to the top of the fortress. Remember, history is playing for you!
Over the centuries, thousands of reluctant lovers have surrendered to so much natural poetry.

Rimini – The Winter Sea

The Winter Sea | Photo ©
The Winter Sea | Ph. ©

The sea of Fellini.
Even in February, the beaches of Romagna have a special charm; here, where every single grain of sand has seen thousands of loves born and die, everything will contribute to your success.
Not everyone knows that the great Federico Fellini was born here and that many of his films are cinematic versions of his youth on the beach of Rimini. The power of love is strong in this land, try to take advantage of it.


Walter Manni

Explorer and Adventurer: loves sailing the oceans, climbing the highest mountains and surfing on the waves of the web

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