The city of Florence lends itself to different types of holiday: from cultural breaks to discovering the best known works of art, to a relaxing weekend filled with good food and the Tuscan countryside!
But that's not all! If you are looking for romantic destinations in the city of the Renaissance to surprise your sweetheart, Florence has everything you need.
Start with a tour of the city, leading you through the architectural wonders of Florence for unforgettable memories of your romantic weekend. But don't just stop at the most touristic landmarks. Discover some of Florence's secrets as a city of lovers!
Here is an itinerary for Romantic Florence, worthy of any souvenir photos you can snap as a couple.
Ponte Vecchio is a classic on the Florentine tourist route. Indeed, it's impossible not to visit.
To fully enjoy its silhouette and its colours, however, find a convenient spot on the bridge next to it: Ponte Santa Trinita.
From here, positioned in the centre at the highest point of the arch, you can enjoy the best view of the Ponte Vecchio.
With a background of this caliber, you will not be able to resist taking a selfie with your sweetheart!
What is the best spot for a panoramic view of the city?
Without a doubt, Piazzale Michelangelo is the favourite stop for tourists.
Don't be surprised if you find married couples posing with a photographer, as this is one of the most popular backdrops for wedding albums. And also for proposals!
Do you want somewhere more intimate and romantic? Here is a small piece of advice: for a more original perspective, go up to San Miniato al Monte. The church of San Miniato is a 2 minute walk from the Piazzale, situated even higher up, and offers a very exclusive view of the Duomo and city centre.
This is the perfect place for a passionate kiss!
"How delightful it is to ride on a horse-drawn carriage, on a horse-drawn carriage with my arm in your lovely arm": so sang Florentine actor and singer Odoardo Spadaro in the 1940s.
And he wasn't wrong! Still today, a tour of the city perched on a traditional carriage is a unique experience that combines romance with discovering the historic centre! In fact, this vintage-style tour is not only a must in Florence, but also boasts of a long tradition dating back to the 1800s. At that time, the so-called Fiaccherai(carriage drivers) offered a transport service similar to that of taxis today, and during the journey they told fascinating anecdotes about the city.
Where to start? Horse-drawn carriages depart from the city's main squares: Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and also Piazza Santa Maria Novella, a stone's throw from the station.
Are you so in love you feel like you could touch the sky?
Push yourself further: get to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome, which over 100 metres above the ground!
The climb involves 463 narrow, winding steps, with a terrifying slope and tight spaces! But as soon as you raise your eyes up from the inner corridor to the panorama before you, you will realise it all was worth it! It is a real test of love with a happy ending!
Remember to book in advance - visits to the Dome are very popular!
Have all those steps left you breathless? Here's a place where you can rest without stepping out of the romantic atmosphere: the Giardino delle Rose or Rose Garden, a green oasis in Florence's Oltrarno district.
This is the ideal place for a walk among the many different varieties of roses and lemon trees, or for an afternoon stop in the shade of the trees, before resuming the city tour!
Is this still not enough? Do you want something even more exciting for your loved-up trip to Florence? Here's something that's sure to satisfy you: a boat trip on the Arno!
Thanks to I Renaioli, from May to September you can sail on the Arno, the river that crosses Florence, and enjoy the views of the city from a very unique perspective, including its bridges, riverside walks and some important monuments, such as the Vasari Corridor.
Play this card and you'll be sure to make an impression!
Finally, we come to Fiesole: a hill home to beautiful villas and enchanting walking routes. There's no better neighbourhood for a trip to the countryside or a candlelit dinner!
Our itinerary guiding you through Florentine romance ends here, among the archaeological traces of the Etruscans, the typical nature of the Tuscan countryside and the panoramic views looking down over Florence!
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