Verona, Italy is one of the most romantic places on Earth.
The world is currently in a weird place for the travel industry, but if you're safe and follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for coronavirus safety you might have a good time anyway.
As of right now, the CDC suggests not to travel to certain parts of Europe unless you are fully vaccinated. One of those places is Italy. But with Valentine's Day around the corner what are loved ones to do?
If you're careful, and already in Italy, Happy Gay Travel might have the getaway you are looking for.
According to their site, they are currently taking reservations for a gay getaway trip for Valentine's Day 2022 in Verona.
This includes three days in Verona, Italy from February 13 to February 15, 2022. Here is what's included:
• Two Nights in Gay-Friendly Hotel in Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts (or similar)
• Welcome Drink
• Verona Food & Wine Tour
• Three-Course Candle Light Dinner in Verona at a local restaurant (½ Water, Coffee or Tea with a Bottle of Prosecco)
According to their itinerary description, you're going to get a fabulous food tour included in this package:
"Wine tasting in Verona, paired with a food tour in Verona and great classics of Italian cuisine, will be a welcome break from walking, an opportunity to get close to the rich culinary tradition of our beautiful country and to fully appreciate the different sides of Verona.
The charm of a Verona food tour and the pleasure of a guided walk: Verona will never have looked so spectacular! The beauty and importance of Verona, in particular the Arena and the myth of Romeo and Juliet, go far beyond the famous attractions which forms the essence of this city."
After you get your fill on the tour, it's time to walk it off by exploring this beautiful city known as the home of Shakespeare's most romantic couple: "Romeo and Juliet"
"The presence of ancient Rome, the medieval lordships, the Venice Republic and the Hapsburg Empire is apparent in the architecture of the buildings, the details and atmosphere of some areas of the centre. The coexistence of different styles that have survived in harmony, are unique and spectacular, which can be best experienced with the explanations of an expert local guide."
Plus this wouldn't be a gay getaway without some LGBTQ culture. As you continue to walk the city ahead of your scheduled romantic dinner, you can step through history "with an LGBT perspective: gay and lesbians artists and historic celebrities with their vision of sexuality."
"A walk through the small streets and squares of the old town offers much more. The presence of ancient Rome, the medieval lordships, the Venice Republic and the Hapsburg Empire is apparent in the architecture of the buildings, the details, and atmosphere of some areas of the centre. The coexistence of different styles that have survived in harmony, are unique and spectacular, which can be best experienced with the explanations of an expert local guide."
Your Valentine's evening ends with a romantic candlelight dinner with a bottle of Prosecco to set the mood. Afterward, you can retire to your room for the evening or go out and explore the bustling Verona LGBTQ nightlife.
Spending more time in this enchanting city is as easy as booking extra nights and extending the affair.
If you find yourself in Italy or you can safely travel there, this Valentine's Day gay getaway might be the perfect way to add some spice to your relationship.
You can find more information including quotes and booking options HERE. All prices are in Euros.
For CDC travel guidelines click HERE.