La figura di Valentino come santo patrono degli innamorati viene tuttavia messa in discussione da taluni che la riconducono a quella di un altro sacerdote romano, anch'egli decapitato pressappoco negli stessi anni.
Le sue spoglie furono sepolte sulla collina di Terni, al LXIII miglio della Via Flaminia, nei pressi di una necropoli.
Sul luogo sorse nel IV secolo una basilica nella quale attualmente sono custodite, racchiuse in una teca, le reliquie del santo: pare che esse siano state portate nella città dai tre discepoli del filosofo Cratone, Apollonio, Efebo e Procuro, convertiti dal futuro santo, e che per questo motivo siano stati martirizzati.
Valentine's Day (TR)
The Valentine's Day occurs annually on February 14 and today is known and celebrated all over the world.
This tradition was popularized by the Benedictines, chief guardians of the basilica dedicated to the saint in Terni, through their monasteries, first in Italy and then in France and England.  Many traditions associated with the saint are found in countries where he is revered as patron.
The figure of Valentine as the patron saint of lovers, however, is questioned by some that lead back to that of another Roman priest, who was also beheaded roughly the same years.
His remains were buried on the hill of Terni, LXIII mile of the Via Flaminia, near a cemetery.
The place was built in the fourth century a basilica which are currently stored, enclosed in a shrine, the saint's relics: it seems that they have been brought into the city by three disciples of the philosopher Craton, Apollonius, and Efebo Procuro converted from the future saint, and for this reason have been martyred.