|Description of the POI
||"MONTEFELTRO, the magic land of love"
The particular protection of Valentine's Day for lovers, born in the Middle Ages, coincides not by chance with the fact that every year starting from 14 February the birds begin to nest and Nature prepares for the "rebirth" cycle.
The relic of St. Valentine martyr, patron saint of lovers, represent an iconic attraction for couples in search for romantic spots. San Valentino was a Roman priest, known for his skills as a healer and thaumaturge, who used to married young women with young soldiers who were prohibited from marriage for military reasons, an issue that cost him beheading at the hands of Emperor Claudius, "the Gothic".
Buried in the Catacombs of Calepodio in Rome on February 14, 273, his relic arrived in Sassocorvaro in 1723 with papal authentication, a year after that the Oratory of the Holy Trinity of Sassocorvaro (better known as the Church of San Valentino) was built. What contributes to creating an aura of mystery, an atmosphere of magic, to this place is the legend that hovers around the saint who gives the name of the church, San Valentino.
Here, in fact, the relics of the patron saint of lovers, a Roman priest martyr, are kept in an urn sealed and authenticated by the Augustinian bishop Pietro Alberto Ledrou in 1696.
Over the centuries was constantly present in the church of Sassocorvaro the precious relic of the head and bones of St. Valentine martyr, Roman bishop of Terni and protector of lovers, who became according to the widespread belief in the Middle Ages, especially in France and England, that on February 14, the feast of St. Valentine, the birds begin to mate.
Every year Sassocorvaro offers lovers the chance to receive the "Lovers' Blessing" in the catholic church Ss.mma Trinità and celebrate Valentine's Day with a magical and romantic candlelight dinner in the basement of the Ubaldinesca Rocca in Sassocorvaro.