Valentine’s Day? Sure!
On February 14th it’s Valentine’s Day, the day of lovers’ and throughout Italy, everyone is purchasing boxes of chocolates, bouquets of flowers and gifts of all sorts.
There is a place, though, where this date also has another significant meaning.
In Sorrento, in fact, February 14th is celebrated as the patron saint of the city: St. Anthony, which is honored by masses and religious events.
The climax is reached when the silver statue of the saint is carried in procession through the streets and alleys of the city.
The celebration of St. Anthony is, of course, deeply felt, because the Sorrento citizens have always been people that are deeply attached to faith.
During the procession, there is the presence of all the local authorities, political, military, religious, and of course, the follow up to return to the basilica that bears the same name as the saint.
This solemn day, however, means that it can be even more special to choose to spend Valentine’s Day in Sorrento.
The reason is obvious: the city, is invaded by many culinary table-stands, where you can taste typical local food, buy local handicrafts and stay close to the friendliness and passionate typical inhabitants of Sorrento.
The city of sirens is perfect for your romantic getaway, you may choose options to either stay in luxury or you may prefer to stay in contact with nature, a choice that is said to be very appropriate to do at this time of year.
Staying in a farmhouse in Sorrento, allows you to be in contact with nature and experience the city in a more unique and different way then from the traditional seaside holiday.
The atmosphere of a farmhouse is very different. You can relax in company in an informal atmosphere and enjoy the delicious dinners, made with local produce, beautifully grown organically and healthy.
This is the perfect way to spend a a pure and delightful day.
And then, in just a few minutes, you will find yourself in the center of the city, where you can enjoy a great local sweet or a glass of limoncello, or even ending up at the Marina Grande by midnight.
Why Marina Grande? Because the old fisherman village is the place where, at midnight, you will see the fascinating and breathtaking fireworks displayed in honor of the saint, which is the perfect setting for all lovers, who will end their day in a one of a kind spectacular emotional beauty of excitement.
On February 14th, Sorrento may then be the right place to choose to spend many pleasant hours.
Whether you love the nightlife, with bars, pubs and trendy nightclubs, or instead seek moments in direct contact with the local traditions and culture, Sorrento offers the ideal characteristics to be the ideal destination for a romantic getaway.
And then, when you wake up in the morning, you will find yourselves in the presence of landscapes that offer truly unforgettable scenery, with views of passion towards the island of Capri and the Gulf of Naples.
As if to say, once you sleep in Sorrento, you will not be able to hold off the desire to return as soon as possible again.Categories: Curiosities
Localities: Europe, Italy, Sorrento
Specials: Valentine's Day, Winter