Looking to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in Izola?
In certain cultures, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that lovebirds use to show their love – usually by writing letters to one another, sending each other cards, and exchanging gifts. In Slovenia, 14 February (Valentine’s Day) is not a classical holiday; however, it is increasingly gaining ground as such. Every day is a wonderful opportunity to show someone that you love them, regardless of whether the holiday of love is upon us or not, which is why we are proposing some ideas for lovebirds in Izola to make the most of their day.
The sunsets of Izola are one of the most beautiful and romantic seaside experiences. You can savour them alongside 5km of coast leading you from the coastal road between Koper and Izola, alongside Svetilnik and San Simon, to the Strunjan Nature Park. A spectacular sunset will also shine above Izola, right below Belvedere where the most stunning panoramic shots of Izola were made. We will soon reveal the most beautiful views of Izola from the countryside.
Every sunset is unique, but they are all absolutely breathtaking. The most unforgettable sunsets are the ones we watch with a loved one.
The numerous evergreen parks of Izola are also popular among lovers; the most sought-after is definitely the Pietro Coppo Park. You can also get to know this famous cartographer in Izolana – the House of the Sea which is also a special spot for lovers. Another romantic setting is the Boris Benčič Park next to the old port. Rose enthusiasts will be sure to feast their eyes in the park next to the Marina Hotel where no less than nine different species of this flower grow. The rose is, namely, the symbol of love. Those of you who like green and blue tones will surely enjoy a walk up to the park next to Svetilnik with a botanical garden, or enjoy the view of the snow-covered mountains from the nearby pine forest.
On this romantic day, you can also opt for some enjoyment in a warm environment: Mirta Sauna in the San Simon resort, or Cliff at the Belvedere. You can enjoy a sauna but also pamper yourself with a massage or one of the other first-class experiences revitalising your body and mind.
Romantic music, champagne, candlelight, and typical Istrian fragrances – olive oil, rosemary and lavender – will surely set a particularly romantic tone for your experience.
You can treat your taste buds to a meal in one of the restaurants in Izola offering special Valentine’s Day menus for lovers. In the Kamin Restaurant atop Belvedere, for example, you are sure to enjoy a gourmet meal. Finally, seize the opportunity of this special day to invite your better half for a glass of exquisite wine at Manzioli Wine Bar located on the square of the same name in the heart of the old part of Izola.
So, where will you spend your Valentine’s Day?