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UMBRIA: Festival of Love, San Valentino – 14 February

Jan 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Events

You may also be surprised to hear that the world famous patron saint of Lovers, San  Valentino (St. Valentine)  was the first Bishop of Terni in Umbria and was born there,  and i fact the region of Umbria has the most saints in the whole of Italy..

The city of Terni is worldly known as the “city of Love” and for the whole month of february, there are lots of events based on this, romantic, gastronomic and chocolate of course.   Lovers from all over Italy and beyond make the journey to Terni to pledge their love and is classed as one of the world’s best Festivals.

San Valentino,  married a young Christian with a pagan legionnaire because they were in LOVE and the Rome Senate at the time discovered this and had Valentino persecuted.  He became a martyr for the cause and his remains lie in the Basilica in Terni, Umbria.  He was executed on 14 February.   Perfect romantic get-away 30 minutes from Terni in Todi – enchanting place http://www.italiarentals.com/

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