Valentine’s Day is a day for expressing your love – be it to a partner, friend or a family member.
Valentine’s Day however is a great excuse for traveling, and it’s no question where the most romantic destinations high on my list would be! Italy is home to delicious pasta and pizza, outstanding architecture and a whiff of romance wherever you turn.
I have been to Italy once so far with my friend Jade; we had a short city break in Pisa over the May bank holiday and day-tripped to Florance. I loved every moment of it there and I can’t wait to go back and explore some more. There’s so much history, culture and delicious food to consume still!
Pisa was beautiful in every sense – we were treated to gorgeous sunsets and breath-taking views from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa (which was hard work to climb!). We ate pizza, pasta and gelato every day, then worked it off exploring the city on foot and bike. We had the hottest weather too, so we relaxed on the green in front of the tower most days.
We day tripped to Florence from Pisa for the day – which was actually really easy to do and cheap, too. We boarded a double decker train and then the journey took around two hours. Florence is equally as beautiful as Pisa – there’s so many buildings and architecture to admire, and the views are stunning too. We climbed the steps up to the top of the Piazale Michelangelo and ate pizza and gelato sat beside the iconic David bridge.
A taste of Italy at home
E-Shores kindly gifted me with the loveliest bag of goodies – including pasta, bolagnaise sauce, cheese, mini garlic croutons, truffle oil and lemon biscuits, pannetone and macaroons for dessert, to create a taste of Italy at home.
So with this, I treated my parents to a #romeanticnightin with a delicious home-cooked meal last weekend. I made a simple bolagnaise with beef mince, onions and garlic, before adding the bolagnaise sauce and cooking the pasta. We drizzled truffle oil on top and scattered it with a dusting of cheese, before sprinkling mini garlic croutons on top. We shared cheesy garlic bread too for a delicously indulgent Sunday lunch!
I think it’s important to show your love and affection to people through all different kinds of actions, whether it’s cooking a meal or running them a bubble bath, being treated to a day out or buying eachother spontaneous little gifts.
Are you thinking of planning a romantic trip away? Perhaps for a belated Valentine’s getaway or for a birthday or special occasion coming up? If you are, I would recommend checking out eShores romantic holiday itinerary covering Paris, Venice and Rome. It really does sound like the perfect 10-day romantic break!
How do you show your love to loved ones?