By now you should have a Valentine’s gift and Valentine’s dinner all sorted, but if you are looking for romantic ways to spend the day, where better to look than the country of Romance itself – Italy? Before you start worrying that that sounds expensive – fear not! We have sought out the best of Italy right here in London for you. You can thank us later.
The Culture Date
Impress your Valentine with your artistic side by taking them to the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. Housed in a beautiful, Grade II-listed Georgian building in Islington, the Estorick has one of the most important collections of Futurist art in the world, as well as an extensive collection of Italian art and sculpture dating from 1890 to the 1950s.
The Drinking Date
Enjoy that most Italian of cocktails, an Aperol Spritz, at any number of excellent London bars or – better still – go one further and learn to make one yourself! Heal’s Italian Cocktail Masterclass with Campari takes place this Saturday, 11th February, and learn to make some of Italy’s finest cocktails from the Mito to the Negroni.
The Sports Date
If you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend, then you could spend a little time getting hot under the collar… watching the rugby! That’s right, the Six Nations continues, and you could watch Italy take on Ireland this Saturday afternoon – perhaps while eating a pizza?
The Scenic Date
Can’t afford to go to Venice? Why not visit Little Venice instead?! This watery wonderland is where Grand Union Canal meets Regent’s Canal – just north of Paddington. The perfect place for a romantic stroll, or even for taking a trip in an original canal narrowboat, with the London Waterbus Company.
And, of course, we suggest you round the whole day off with a night in, cuddled up with wine and pizza.
But you knew we’d say that, didn’t you?
How will you be spending Valentine’s Day? Get in touch via Facebook or Twitter and let us know! Enjoying V-Day pampering yourself? We want to know that too! Tag us in your Me-Day pictures on Instagram @basilico_ltd
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