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St Valentine - Born in Italy

While everyone knows that St Valentine's day is for lovers, few will have heard the legend of “San Valentino” and why Valentine’s day was inspired.. Valentine of Rome is said to have been a priest during the reign of Emperor Claudius III in the 3rd century AD, who was killed for giving assistance to young couples getting married in defiance of the Emperor thus deemed the ‘Patron Saint of Love.’

Poets such as Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized San Valentino making it popular as a day of love.

So it is fitting that on St Valentines day our thoughts should be in Italy - imagining the wedding of our dreams, in the Country of Love.

San Valentino


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