Who was Saint Valentine and where did the holiday originate?

Are you aware that Saint Valentine, also known as San Valentino, was Italian? He was a third-century man who lived between Rome and his hometown of Terni and perished as a martyr.

The top clergymen didn’t much like him. In fact, when he relocated to Rome, he started secretly weding persecuted Christian couples.

Emperor Claudius II heard about it and ordered that Valentino deny his religion. On February 14th, 269, he was murdered for his refusal.We went to Spain in the second half of August, roughly translated.

Numerous myths and folktales center on Saint Valentine, who is not only the patron saint of love but also of epilepsy and beekeepers.

For instance, it is reported that Valentine was imprisoned when the emperor learned about all of these secret rites. There, he fell in love with a blind girl who was the jailer’s daughter and gave her the gift of sight.

Another story claims that a man once witnessed a couple fighting while they were out on foot. He then reconciled them by giving them each a rose and instructing them to hold hands. He was, in a word, a good couple’s therapist!

Geoffrey Chaucer, an English poet, was the first to refer to Saint Valentine’s Day as a love holiday in his poem “The Parliament.”

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What’s the name of Valentine’s Day in Italy?

Valentine’s Day is known as La Festa di San Valentino or La Festa Degli Innamorati (The Lovers Celebration) in Italy.

Happy Valentine’s Day in Italian: How Do You Say It?
You might inform them:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Salute to the Innamorati Holiday!

Similar to many other nations throughout the world, Italian couples organize romantic meals, exchange red rose bouquets, and give each other chocolate gifts to commemorate this festival.

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How to Celebrate Valentine Day’s In Italy

Hello Perugina

Famous Italian chocolate producer Perugina creates a limited-edition batch of chocolates to mark this day. As usual, there is a “love note” on the foil wrapper with a sweet saying. However, most people choose traditional Baci Perugina.

Terni’s Festa Della Promessa

On the Sunday before February 14 during the Festa Della Promessa (Promise Feast) in Terni, the homeland of Saint Valentine, engaged couples attend a Mass and declare their love.

Love in Verona

Valentine’s Day is observed in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with a four-day festival dubbed “Verona in Love.” throughout a thousand letters dedicated to Giulietta (Juliet) come every year, a large red heart is painted on the Piazza Dei Signori floor, heart-shaped lamps are hung all throughout the city.

Lucchetti dell’Amore or Locks of Love

Recently, it has been customary to padlock lampposts and railings. It started happening following the release of the film and book Ho Voglia di Te (I want you). On the north side of Rome’s Ponte Milvio, the characters in this cheesy tale tie a padlock with their names on it around a lamppost before throwing the keys in the Tiber.


The annual “Lovers in Camogli” (Innamorati a Camogli) event is held in this lovely seaside town in the Ligurian area. On the wall of the port, couples affix heart-shaped cards bearing their names to fishing nets. The connections that will last the test of time are represented by the cards that withstand the week’s worth of weather.

Quero Near the church of Saint Valentine in Quero, in the province of Bolzano, a huge quantity of oranges are rolled down a slope. There are several customs in Italy that are similar to this “good luck,” orange-themed custom.

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How to Say I Love You in Italian – Love Vocabulary

Plus, these are all phrases you should know to become fluent in the Italian love language. You know what they say: falling in love can help you learn a language.

  • Ti amo – I love you
  • Amore mio – My love
  • Tesoro mio – My treasure
  • Ti amo tanto/molto – I love you a lot
  • Mi sto innamorando di te – I’m falling in love with you
  • Mi sono innamorata/o di te – I fell in love with you
  • Buon San Valentino – Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Sei sempre nel mio cuore – You are always in my heart.
  • Ti amerò per sempre – I’ll always love you
  • Sei l’amore della mia vita – You’re the love of my life
  • Sei la mia vita – You’re my life
  • Sono pazzo di te – I’m crazy about you
  • Ti amo da impazzire/alla follia – I love you like crazy
  • Ti amo da morire – I love you to death (not as bleak in Italian)
  • Voglio solo te – I want only you
  • Ti voglio bene – I love you (often for friends)
  • Mi vuoi sposare – Will you marry me?
  • Ti adoro – I adore you
  • Una rosa rossa – A red rose
  • Un mazzo di fiori – A flower bouquet
  • Un mazzo di rose rosse – A red roses bouquet
  • I cioccolatini – Chocolates
  • Un anello – Ring
  • Gli innamorati – Lovers
  • Una cena romantica – A romantic dinner
  • Un regalo – A present
  • Un bigliettino – A note
  • Una cartolina – A card
  • Una lettera d’amore – A love letter
  • Palloncini – Balloons
  • Un bacio – A kiss
  • Un abbraccio – A hug
  • Il/un cuore – The/a heart
  • Cupido – Cupido

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