Valentine’s Day, this is also known as St. Valentine’s Day, is a celebration on February 14th each year when couples express their love with cards and romantic gifts. The origins of this celebration are in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which is held in the middle of February.
The Roman festival of Lupercalia celebrated the arrival of spring and included fertility rites along with the matching of men and women via a lottery. Pope Gelasius I replaced the Roman festival of Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day at the end of the fifth century. From approximately the 14th century St. Valentine’s Day has been celebrated as a day to enjoy and express romance.
Greetings for Valentine’s Day were popular back in the Middle Ages, but written Valentine’s greetings only started to appear after 1400. Traditional gifts for Valentine’s Day include flowers and candy. Red roses are very popular as a romantic symbol of love and beauty.
A romantic getaway is a great way to enjoy your Valentine’s Day together. The following are some ideas for amazing worldwide destinations couples can enjoy together:
You will find a romantic getaway exploring everything Venice has to offer absolutely amazing. Exploring the maze of back streets and alleyways is pure romance. An excellent way to experience the delights of Venice is by taking a private water taxi tour.
Paris is one of the most popular cities for a romantic getaway. There is nothing more romantic than walking alongside the River Seine together with the Eiffel Tower in the background late in the evening. Enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner and a bottle of delightful French wine along with a special moment on the Canal is as romantic as it can get. Paris is ideal for romance.
Quebec City is an excellent destination for an old-fashioned romantic getaway. Couples can enjoy either a romantic walk or horse carriage ride along the St. Lawrence River together. Quebec City is a city that gets even better in the winter and you have the opportunity to enjoy ice skating together in the old city outdoor arena.
Hangzhou is a great destination for a romantic getaway and is known as the honeymoon capital of China and located on the stunning and picturesque West Lake. The lake is filled with pagodas, islands, pathways, and parks and it is surrounded by mountains. Hangzhou is as relaxing as you can find in urban China and has so much romance and magic to offer.
The Gold Coast in Australia is another great location for a romantic couple’s getaway. The weather is spectacular which gives you the opportunity to enjoy long romantic strolls together along the beach. You can enjoy a bicycle ride together and explore the local area. In the evening you can enjoy a romantic dinner together on a private gondola giving you an experience of Venice down under.
Udaipur is a beautiful destination for a romantic getaway and its stunning idyllic setting helps to make it one of the most popular romantic destinations in India. Udaipur is located on Lake Pichola and the well-known Lake Palace is based in the center of everything. The city is full of temples, palaces, ghats, and mosques. For a truly romantic setting book a hotel located on the water for your stay.