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Like every year Valentine’s day is approaching and … short of ideas!
Let us suggest you something that will definitely surprise your partner.
Scattered in the gentle hills of Parma and Piacenza in Emilia Romagna region there are more than 20 castles, beautiful remains of the era of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza.
A whole land to discover, to taste and moreover to love. In the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, history, art, culture and gastronomy are the emblem of a land that extends from the Appennines mountains to the Po river.
Castles, strongholds, fortresses and palaces are modern story-tellers, that can give you a wonderful journey, back to ancient times: from Middle Age to Renaissance, through Baroque and Enlightment, Romanticism and Belle Epoque, up to Twentieth Century.
You will learn the story and deeds of the most important italian noble families: Borbone, Farnese, Landi, Pallavicino, Sforza, Lupi, Visconti, Malaspina, Rossi, Sanvitale up to Maria Luigia and Napoleon. Within their eminent manors, you will also admire several works of art, such as frescoes by Parmigianino.
Every castle offers night and day thematic guided tours and a special plans for Valentine’s day.
Alternatively the city of Rimini offers to visitors two opportunities.
A tour to discover the Rose of Malatesta. The rose is the flower of love and in the most important monuments of Rimini is present a special rose, formed by only four petals: it is a symbol that is inspired the Roman world, but which was used in the Renaissance by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta and even as decorative form in the eighteenth century.
On the occasion of the Valentine’s Day, Discover Rimini proposes a cultural walk in search of this flower tied to the history of Rimini and in particular to the lords who ruled the city for more than two centuries, the Malatesta.
The tour leads from the Arch of Augustus to the Malatesta Temple, from Castel Sismondo to the City Museum, and the path will be the opportunity to remind female figures related with love to the Malatesta family such as Isotta degli Atti and Francesca da Rimini. The tour is held by Michela Cesarini, an art historian.
Info and booking.
We can’t forget a bit of food&wine so for a romantic aperitif the Intra Museum proposes an unusual visit to discover, accompanied by Aphrodite, the City Museum in Rimini.
The tour will end with a romantic aperitif, reservation is required.