Valentine's Day – Baratti & Milano Italian Chocolate
MADE IN PIEMONTE ITALY
The Royal Chocolate of the House of Savoy
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QUALITY SPANNING 160 YEARS
A Focus on Ingredients Dating Back to 1858
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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day, or in Italian, “Giorno di San Valentino” derives from a Roman Empire holiday, celebrated on February 14th which was meant to celebrate Juno, the Goddess representing women and marriage. Then, as time progressed, Valentine’s was celebrated by couples in Italy in the form of taking walks in gardens surrounding the cities of Italy and spending time outdoors taking in the beginning formation of Spring approaching and a new season close enough to touch but not quite. 

The “Romanticism” of the Holiday of Valentine’s Day has now become a bit more celebrated by young love, whom now gift one another chocolates and a card or bouquet of flowers and, although not celebrated quite as largely as we do here in the states, the holiday has become more of a day to celebrate love between a couple than its original purpose of celebrating love for a deity. 

As in all holidays, each region in Italy will celebrate differently. For example, if you are from some regions in the South of Italy, February 14th may be more simple, like most other days, with the addition of a small chocolate or two but nothing more. However, in a place like Verona, celebrations include concerts in the city center, heart lanterns posted through the city and celebrations in restaurants for those who wish to celebrate outside of their home. We would expect nothing less in the city that birthed the tale of Romeo & Juliette. 

It almost seems, that if you look at Italy as a recipe, their secret ingredient would be love & Romanticism. The food, the language, the scenery….. it all inspires and exudes love with a pinch of magic. Baratti & Milano chocolates have those same qualities and ingredients. When you gift your special someone Baratti & Milano, they will not only receive chocolate, but a rich, luscious history of passion, delight and delicacy. 





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