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Italy is the birthplace of Valentine’s Day. The celebrations are named after Saint Valentine. Tradition maintains that Saint Valentine performed weddings for Christian soldiers who were forbidden to marry by the Roman emperor. Italians celebrate Valentine’s Day by exchanging flowers, chocolates, cards, and other gifts. Some also visit the places where Saint Valentine lived or is honored, such as his basilica in Terni or the Via del Bacio (Street of the Kiss) in Pienza. There are also festivals and events dedicated to Valentine’s Day in various cities, such as Verona, the setting of Romeo and Juliet.