In honor of this upcoming Valentine’s day, I’d like to share with you just a few of my favorite Italy love photos!
1. La Passeggiata Romantica (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna)
I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of this adorable (and well-dressed might I add) couple taking a romantic stroll through the center of Bologna.
2. Locks of Love from the balcony of Romeo & Juliet (Verona, Veneto)
Although it’s a bit overrated and touristy, I must admit I find Juliet’s balcony in Verona one of the most romantic places in the world.
3. Until Death Do Us Part (Florence, Tuscany)
This photo was taken one sunny summer afternoon in the cemetery of San Miniato church in Florence. This was the grave marker for one young couple who tragically died when they were only 23 years old.
4. Love Me, Love Me Not (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna)
There’s nothing more lovely than walking passed this open flower market in the Quadrilatero zone of Bologna.
5. A Stolen Kiss (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna)
Smooching studnets on the major university street (Via Zamboni) in Bologna. Too bad the girl doesn’t seem so interested.
6. I <3 Pizza (Florence, Tuscany)
Who says pizza can’t be romantic? Thanks to the chefs at Gusta Pizza in Florence for making me fall in love with this margherita pizza, head over stomach!
6. Ti Amo (Verona, Veneto)
Romantic etchings that say “ I love you” on a bridge in Verona.
7. I heart….a rooster? (Greve, Tuscany)
The main square of the Tuscan village, Greve, boasts proudly of it’s passion for roosters? Not quite. The rooster in Tuscany is a symbol of the Chianti region, which is why you’ll often find roosters on the label of Chianti wines.
8. La Passeggiata Antica (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna)
A romantic street art sketch of an elderly couple taking their afternoon passeggiata (stroll) through the city.
9. Venetian Loveboats (Venice, Veneto)
With it’s winding canals and narrow streets, Venice is such a romantic city that it’s hard not to fall in love here.
10. A Big Kiss (Syracuse, Sicily)
In Italian, “bacio” means kiss. These giant chocolate hazelnut “baci” are simply impossible to resist!
11. Heart Art (Verona, Veneto)
Verona, known as the “city of love”, proudfully displays some “heart art” in a lovely open garden.
What’s your favorite “Italy love” photo? Share it by tweeting to @italyproject hashtag #italylove.
Buon San Valentino tutti!