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6 dream experiences for an unforgettable Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and the charm of love is in the air. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable experience in your city, Italy offers a variety of enchanting destinations to celebrate your love.

Here are six original ideas for spending Valentine's Day differently than usual.

Sleeping in a giant bubble. In Verrua Savoia, in the province of Turin

Bubble Room

Bubble Room, Antico Palter, Ph. Francesco Salvaggio

Immersed in the tranquility of the Piedmont hills, in Verrua Savoia, in the province of Turin, lies an oasis of peace and romance: the Bubble Room – Under a Sky of Stars. A magical place where time stands still and where you can experience an unforgettable experience in contact with nature.

Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of a giant bubble, transparent and completely immersed in greenery. A love nest where you can sleep under a sky of stars, lulled by the singing of birds and the rustling of leaves. The Bubble Room is the perfect place to celebrate a dreamy Valentine's Day, but also for an anniversary, a birthday, or simply to treat yourself to a romantic escape from the daily routine. An original gift idea perfect for surprising your loved one.

Here are the useful references:
Antico Palter - Bubble Room. Location: Sulpiano, 57 - Verrua Savoia (TO)
Website: https://anticopalter.com/bubble-room/
Phone: +39 366 105 4534
Email: sottouncielodistelle1@gmail.com

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At Forte di Bard, experience art and good taste in Valle d'Aosta

The Forte di Bard, an architectural gem located in the heart of Valle d'Aosta, opens its doors to all couples in love for a truly special Valentine's Day. On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the fortress transforms into an evocative setting for a romantic evening filled with culture and good taste.

Klimt a Forte di Bard

At 7:30 PM, in the Chapel of the Fort, a guided tour of the exhibition "Gustav Klimt, the adventures of a masterpiece" will begin. An unmissable opportunity to admire up close the famous "Portrait of a Lady," exhibited for the first time in Italy, and to immerse oneself in the fascinating universe of the Austrian painter.

At the end of the guided tour, visitors will have the opportunity to freely explore the photographic exhibition "Gian Paolo Barbieri," a tribute to the great Italian master of fashion photography.

The evening will continue with a refined dinner, served at 9:00 PM in the charming halls of the Powder Magazine. A special menu, created for the occasion, will delight even the most discerning palates, creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere.

A romantic walk with alpacas in Veneto

What about a truly unique and original experience: a romantic alpaca walk in Veneto? AeAlpaca, in the province of Vicenza, offers a special package for Valentine's Day: a sunset stroll for couples with these charming animals, followed by a gourmet aperitif with a panoramic view of the Venetian hills.

Imagine walking hand in hand with your partner, surrounded by pristine nature and the silent beauty of the alpacas. These animals, native to the Andes, are gentle and affectionate: an encounter with them will give you moments of true tenderness and closeness.

Passeggiata con Alpaca

At the end of the walk, you'll be treated to a gourmet aperitif featuring local typical products, to be enjoyed against the backdrop of breathtaking views of the Vicenza hills. A sunset toast with your loved one will make this day truly unforgettable.

A journey to discover the world of Hayez

Until April 1st, 2024, the Modern Art Gallery of Turin (GAM) hosts the major exhibition "Hayez: The Romantic Painter's Workshop". It's a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of one of the greatest Italian artists of the 19th century.

Hayez  Torino

Francesco Hayez (Venezia, 1791 - Milano, 1882). Il consiglio alla vendetta, 1851. Olio su tela, cm. 237 x 178. Vienna, Sammlungen des Fuersten von Liechtenstein

By purchasing two tickets online or at the ticket office for February 14th, both will be half price.

Over 100 works, including paintings and drawings from prestigious public and private collections, unveil the genius of Hayez and his extraordinary ability to translate the movements of the heart and the aspirations of the Risorgimento into images.

An unprecedented exhibition allows visitors to explore the painter's workshop, his secrets, and techniques. It's a fascinating journey to discover Hayez's creative process, from choosing subjects to applying color.

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Winery tasting with a pairing of cured meats and cheeses.

An enogastronomic tour among the wineries and estates of Italy is an opportunity to combine the pleasure of wine with the discovery of new territories and the rediscovery of romance. A perfect gift for your loved one, for Valentine's Day, and we suggest some areas such as:

Franciacorta: land of fine bubbles, where you can visit the cellars carved into the tuff and taste the renowned Franciacorta DOCG.

Valdobbiadene: home of Prosecco Superiore DOCG, with its picturesque hilly landscapes and historic wineries.

Langhe and Monferrato: a territory renowned for the production of Barolo, Barbaresco, and other great red wines, where you can taste enogastronomic excellences in a charming setting.

Oltrepò Pavese: famous for the production of Malvasia and Bonarda, with modern and welcoming wineries that will give you a unique sensory experience.

Chianti: the heart of Tuscany, where Sangiovese reigns supreme and where you can taste true Chianti Classico DOCG.

Val d'Orcia: a fairy-tale landscape, with medieval villages and wineries immersed in pristine nature, where you can taste fine wines and local typical products.

Valpolicella: land of Recioto and Amarone, with its historic cellars and centuries-old vineyards, where you can experience top-level wine tourism.

Spending Valentine's Day at a Wine Resort

Nestled in the tranquility of the Tuscan-Romagnole hills, just a stone's throw from the sea and enveloped in the fragrant breeze of flowers and lavender, lies Borgo Condé Wine-Resort. It's a scattered farmstead converted from an ancient Florentine village and located within a 110-hectare estate cultivated with vineyards and olive groves.

A breathtaking panorama dominates this oasis of peace, where time seems suspended and nature reigns supreme. The intense scents of the Tuscan countryside, the silence, and the panoramic view of the surrounding hills create a unique and suggestive atmosphere, ideal for Valentine's Day.

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