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Saint Valentine's Day is approaching and many couples have already started planning a romantic evening to celebrate their love Italian style. This year we propose four special travel gift ideas, from a relaxing retreat in Sardinia to a cookery holiday in Sicily, from painting lessons in Ciociaria, to choosing the right location for your Italian wedding day, do not miss Italy Magazine’s suggestions and special offers.

Cala Rosa Club HotelIf you want to surprise your Valentine with an amazing holiday to Italy, then the turquoise waters of the La Pelosa beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, is the perfect gift. The blue water and the white sea sand offer the perfect setting for a romantic holiday in a relaxing resort within the Asinara Natural Park area and you can also take advantage of a special discount offered to Italy Magazine readers.Book a week long break at the four star Cala Rosa Club Hotel in Stintino and get a 20% discount. The resort is located within a large Mediterranean garden, with two pools, tennis court, football court and beauty centre. The offer is valid until the end of February on full upfront payment. More details at www.hotelcalarosa.it.

LovesicilyIs there anything more romantic than a nice dinner for two in a beautiful setting with candles, great wine and food? Yes, what about cooking together and sharing your passion for food in a special cooking class or culinary holiday in Sicily. Food lovers can enjoy a special Italy Magazine readers 10% discount on Lovesicily cookery holidays in Sicily. The cookery school is set in a beautifully restored family home, in the romantic baroque atmosphere of Modica city centre, in South-Eastern Sicily. A way to enjoy the island through great food and wine, hands-on cooking classes, inspiring and romantic locations. The offer is valid until the end of February and applies to all 2012 set day culinary tours. More details at www.lovesicily.com.

Discover CiociariaIf you share a special passion for art, look for a wonderful Italian location to sit back, relax and start painting from the heart. What about discovering Ciociaria, only 60 miles and a world away from Rome! With its stunning landscapes, welcoming people, fresh, delicious “cucina Italiana” and Cesanese wine, dubbed by Popes during the Middle Ages as “the King of Wines”, this is the perfect location for a painting holiday in the heart of Italy. You can learn to paint the landscape with American artist Nancy Campbell or spend a few mornings in a cooking workshop. Visit charming villages and local attractions untrammeled by hoards of tourists! You can join the all-inclusive painting/cooking workshop starting on the June 29th – July 7th Deadline to book: March the 1st. More details on www.halfmoonartstudio.com.

Infinity WeddingsFor those of you who are engaged and are dreaming to get married in Italy or for those who will propose on Saint Valentine day, there is nothing better than starting to plan your romantic Italian perfect wedding day. The options are endless, Italy offers hundreds of romantic locations. All you need is the right guidance to get all the stress away from you to organise a perfect ceremony. So get in touch with Infinity Weddings and Events, the leading wedding planning company in Italy for top weddings and events, and organizes weddings in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento,Venice, Rome, Umbria, Taormina. Italy Lovers can enjoy a special Italy Magazine readers 5% discount on weddings services (flowers, photographer, music, dinner, ....) booked with Infinity Weddings and Events, for weddings in 2012. Italy is the best country for your wedding and thanks to the special relation between Italy Magazine and Infinity Weddings and Events, you can enjoy this special offer. The offer is valid until the end of February. More details on www.infinity-weddingsandevents.com.