A centuries-old tradition attracts annually thousands of people in Monselice for the traditional pilgrimage to the Oratory of St. George in order to pay homage to the saint of lovers and get the precious "golden keys".
An act of devotion and love: at the Oratory of s. Giorgio, which keeps the body of “a” Valentine, you receive the blessed "golden key", that according to tradition should protect children from epilepsy and open, the last hour, the gates of heaven. From year to year the pilgrimage has become increasingly popular and today we celebrate Valentine protector of children and lovers with a rich programme of events dedicated to all those who are in love.
On February 14, the central Piazza Mazzini hosts " The Square of the Heart" a market of goodies and gift ideas on the theme of the heart. Along Via del Santuario market dedicated to the future spouses with ideas for planning the wedding from invitations to honeymoon. Prize competition for all couples, you can win romantic weekends and discounts. Among the cultural initiatives stand out the extraordinary opening of the Castle and boat trips. In the restaurants Valentine menues.
Highlight of the day is the afternoon pilgrimage to the oratory of St. George for the rite of blessing and delivery of the "golden keys".
Sunday, February 15 in addition to goodies and crafts markets in Piazza Mazzini and Via Dante, moments of sweetness at the Palazzo della Loggia with guided tastings of honey and chocolate.
Given the combination with Carnival on 14 and 15 February, to the delight of all the children there will be rides, shows and entertainment for the little ones.