All around the world, the 14th February of every year marks a celebration par excellence dedicated to love, the day which celebrates Saint Valentine, the patron of all lovers.
The Saint Valentine's day has a special importance in Umbria, and in particular in Terni, the city that gave birth to the famous saint. Also in this 2017, the city is preparing to realize a rich variety of events and initiatives for the occasion, which will take part during the month of February.
Visit to the Basilica of St. Valentine
On the day of lovers can not miss a visit to the Basilica of Saint Valentine, where the remains of the holy martyr are preserved. The Basilica was built just above the tomb of Saint Valentine, whose remains lie in a glass case placed under the main altar.
The visit of this place rich of history is capable to transmitting many unique and intense emotions, that making it an essential step for all lovers and not only. The Basilica of Saint Valentine, in a baroque style, preserves also statues and frescos with an important artistic interest.
To learn more, read our article San Valentine, history and legend
Feast of Promises
On the occasion of the celebration of Valentine's Day, couples from all over Italy and the world who will get married during the 2017 are invited to share their Promise of Marriage in front of the urn of Saint Valentine, in the homonymous Basilica of Terni.
It is an anniversary particularly cherished, with many couples that seal their vows receiving the holy blessing and the best wishes for a prosperous and peaceful family life. Even couples who celebrate 25 or 50 years of marriage are invited to take part at the events of Saint Valentine in Terni, with two special celebrations dedicated to the Gold and Silver Weddings.
To participate at the Feast of Promise, and at the Feast of Silver and Gold Weddings, you need to book in advance; booking is online and free.
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Run for Love - The Marathon of St Valentine
The traditional marathon organized during the celebrations for Saint Valentine is one of the most awaited appointment in Terni. This year, the race will be held on Sunday 19th February, with a new and fascinating journey through the Valnerina.
At his 6th edition, the run scheduled two itineraries: an International Race of 42,195 km and a Regional Race of 21,097 km. Both of them will start in the heart of the city of Terni, will pass through the Basilica of St. Valentine and then will take you out of the historic center and towards the famous Marmore Falls. In Torre Orsina there will be the turning point for the Race of 21 km, while the international run will proceed towards Ferentillo, and then it will come back to the city and will finish again at Piazza Europa.
More than a competition, therefore, with many natural umbrian landscapes who will give you unique sensations and who will make of the participation in the race a fascinating experience for everyone, from the lovers of sports to those who love being together and who love the nature.
For more informations, visit the official site of the marathon
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You can find more information about the events planned in the official website
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