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This year, what could be more romantic than spending some time in Verona, the hometown of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet?
Ever since the timeless romance set in this northern Italian city was staged, lovers have flocked to its ancient squares and atmospheric streets. You could do the same by booking a break for Valentine’s Day in Verona with Air Dolomiti.
The people of Verona have embraced the city's role as one of the romantic capitals of the world. As 14th February approaches, the streets are festooned with balloon hearts. Every year, the town also announces a winner of the year's best love letter and you could be at Juliet's Balcony to see the announcement.
Valentine’s Day in Verona witnesses a vibrant festival of music and theatre. Everything is focused around the Piazza dei Signori, which becomes a haven for lovers throughout Valentine's week, complete with food and drink, craft stalls and portrait artists.
Verona is also full of historical attractions. Tour the Roman Arena, the Romanesque basilica of San Zeno Maggiore and Castelvecchio, the city's impressive fortress. Of course, you can also hold each other tight beneath Juliet's famous balcony.
Art is another major attraction in Verona. As one of the cradles of the Renaissance, the city has seen its share of master artists and there are plenty of works to savour at the city's galleries. Then there are historic gardens like the Giardino Giusti - once a favourite haunt of Goethe and Mozart.
When you have seen all of the sights, Verona is a wonderful city to relax in with your lover. Find a table by a piazza and order a bottle of local wine, along with a signature dish of the region such as risotto or polenta.
Stroll along the city's beautiful streets or the River Adige in the shadow of Verona's stunning architecture. You could even take some time to explore the area around the city. The natural beauty of Lake Garda is a stone's throw away, while the train journey to Venice takes just over an hour.
If you are a wine lover, you cannot miss a romantic excursion to Valpolicella and Soave, lands of some of the most renowned wineries in Italy.
You and your better half will enjoy a tour discovering the major vineyards and wineries in the area and tasting local traditional recipes. What are you waiting for? If you want to live a true Valentine’s Day experience, book your flight to Verona now.