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Perfect bike tours for a couple’s holiday
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“Roma la città eterna” is also the city of eternal love .
To find out how Saint Valentine’s day came about, we have to go back as far as the 3rd century, when Emperor Claudius II reigned over Rome, he enacted a law that prevented young people from marrying. By doing so, he thought, he would ensure a more powerful army, as soldiers did not have their own family to support or romantic ties. But… what does a Christian saint have to do with all this?
Valentine was a young priest in Rome, totally against the emperor’s ban. Therefore, strong in his convictions, he began to officiate at marriages in secret. The news did not please the leaders of the time at all, which is why he ended up being locked up and eventually murdered on 14 February.
Two centuries after Valentine’s tragic end, Pope Gelasius I decided to commemorate the date of his martyrdom by making him a saint, to remember the loving gesture of this courageous priest towards so many couples in love.