This Sweepstakes Wants To Send You And Your Valentine To Italy For Free

published Jan 27, 2023
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Have you ever dreamed of whisking your Valentine away to Italy? Then I have the sweepstakes for you. This Valentine’s Day, pasta brand Barilla is hosting a Love Getaway sweepstakes, in which one lucky winner will score an all-expenses paid trip to Florence and Parma, Italy for two.

The contest is open to all legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. who are at least 18 years old. But before you and your plus-one jet off, you’ll have to do a little work first. To enter, visit and pen a short paragraph (250 words or less) about “how Barilla brings you closer to a loved one.” Whether you enjoy sharing a dish for date night or cooking with family, the avenues for writing about how pasta brings us all together are endless.

On February 2, Barilla will conduct a random drawing for the winner, so prepare your Italy bucket list in case you get lucky. And you would be getting pretty lucky! The grand prize is a nine-day, eight-night trip for you and a guest to Florence and Parma. Not only will your roundtrip flights, hotel fees, and train tickets be covered — you’ll also get $1,000 worth of spending money for all the delicious food and “White Lotus”-inspired fits your heart desires, as well as a $3,500 check to offset taxes. How’s that for la dolce vita?

But if you don’t get chosen, don’t worry! There’s still a chance you’ll walk home with a prize fit for V-Day. In addition to its grand prize, Barilla is gifting 459 winners their very own Barilla Love Pasta Kit, which includes a box of heart-shaped pasta, heart-shaped measuring spoons, two heart-shaped plates, a custom tea towel, recipes, and Valentine’s Day cards. Good luck!