Time has come to put aside the usual boxes of heart shaped chocolates, the tacky flowers wrapped up in red paper and the fancy frames with a picture of the two of you… Don’t you think?
If you are a couple in love with sports then this is the best time to hit the mountains and the snow. You will get softer temperatures, and very sunny days if you are lucky too! Our favourite spots for a weekend in a beautiful snowy location are obviously Cortina D’Ampezzo, the pearl of the Italian Dolomites, which is also one of the places that has inspired one of our products! It’s a great town with a wide choice of skiing slopes, relaxing SPAs and romantic dinners in mountain-like chalets with some of the best typical Italian food of the region.
Tre Cime in Alta Pusteria: another lovely spot in the Dolomites. Here you can arrange various activities to please and entertain your loved one. The most romantic ones will opt for a great classic, always a great choice to make a good impression: the horse-driven sleigh ride! Very romantic.
Or you can also visit the cute church of San Valentino in Bagni di Moso, or enjoy an afternoon of pure pampering and relaxation at the Acquafun in San Candido.
The Gran Paradiso National Park is also a great location for a weekend in the middle of the snow, full of beautiful excursions and activities.
If you love adventures and are ready to face anything then you will have to go a little further. There’s a great hotel in Sweden which is entirely made in ice! Seriously! And if the cold hits you hard and you realise it’s time to propose… this place also has a structured Cathedral – of course completely made in ice too – where you can promise eternal love to each other, and celebrate your marriage in a very unusual place!
If you prefer something more traditional then you have a very wide choice! Relaxing thermal locations are ideal for this type of weekend, where you can switch your brain off and get rid of the stressful thoughts we all have each day!
Or enjoy a romantic dinner with views on Venice’s Grand Canal or on Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence.
If you want something very exclusive and private, immersed in beautiful natural landscapes, then opt for a Masseria in the Salento area of southern Italy.
You really want to do it big? Take an extra couple days off and arrange a last minute trip somewhere exotic! You won’t regret this… Barbados, Thailand, Malesia and Cuba are our favourite hotspots for a special getaway. Boat trips, excursions, dives and dinners on the beach will make this time memorable.
And just to conclude we will suggest an unusual location to consider: Isle of Wight. It is famous for its music festival, but we discovered it also has a romantic and fairy-tale spirit. This choice will definitely be appreciated as it is so unusual. Stay in one of the typical mansion houses with canopy beds and big windows with spectacular views. Give it a thought…
We hope you have enjoyed our ideas and that your Valentines Day getaway will be fantastic! Do let us know how it went and where you decided to go… We always love hearing feedback on travelling. And stay tuned for more stories on the places we love and visit!