Romantic Florence

How to plan a couple escape in the romantic city of Florence?

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1. Cross over the Arno River

Everybody loves admiring the sunset especially when they are in love. So how about ending a long day in one of the most romantic spots in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, a perfect place to feel the vibe of the city when the sun goes down. Take your time on the bridge in order to enjoy the view and then continue your evening with a walk down the Arno River.

2. Take a picnic to the Boboli Gardens

You don’t have to be the most romantic person in the world to love long walks in the parks, do you? There are a few great places where you can get in touch with nature in Florence, but the best spot for couples is on the green fields of the Boboli Gardens. Here you will also find the famous Medici Family’s home, the Pitti Palace. There is nothing better than mixing history with romance, is it?

3. Look out over the city at sunset

Walk up the steep steps from Piazzale Michelangelo to the Monastery of San Miniato where you can find even more stunning views from the ancient church. Watch the sun go down while you listen to the monks singing Gregorian chants for an unforgettable evening.

4. Eat lunch at the Caffetteria delle Oblate

Go and get something to eat the café on top of the Oblate public library. This is a cute little spot for a light lunch and the café has an amazing view of the cathedral's dome from the rooftop.

5. Explore the city on wheels

The city of Florence is a very walkable city, but you could also rent bikes and explore the medieval backstreets around the main squares. Get off the beaten track and get a little lost together.

6. Take a carriage ride through the city

If you don't feel like walking or biking, you could take a romantic carriage ride to get a different view of the city either from Piazza del Duomo or Piazza della Signoria.

7. Spend the day in wine country

One of the beautiful things about Florence is that it is right in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Spend the day looking out over rolling Tuscan hills, vineyards stretching in every direction, and getting a taste for the local wine.

8. Wander through Giardino Bardini

Consider going off the beaten track to the Giardino Bardini, the immaculately kept gardens.

9. Stay in a Tuscan countryside

The Tuscan countryside is extremely romantic. You should stay at Fiesole, only 15 minutes away from the centre of Florence.

10. See a show at the Teatro de Pergola

Teatro Della Pergola is a fantastic historic opera house that offers unforgettable opera and classical music experiences. This is a great opportunity for you and your partner to get the sense of the old-fashioned Florence while enjoying a great, authentic show.

11. Buy something special for each other

Whether you are looking for something expensive or are shopping on a budget, Florence is the city to go shopping.

12. Try new cuisine together

A great way to spend quality time together is to go and try something that you have both never tried before. Head to the San Lorenzo market and spend some time exploring the Mercato Centrale for some weird or wonderful local cuisine from the Tuscan region.

13. Cosy up in a local wine bar or restaurant

There seems to be no end to the number of bars and restaurants where you can try Florence's local hospitality. For something a little more cosy, try going down side streets and finding aperitivo style restaurants where you can enjoy a good glass of wine and something light for dinner.

14. Appreciate the art together

No trip to Florence is complete without exploring the many galleries and museums that Florence is famous for. Apart from the Uffizi and the Accademia, you could explore the extravagant Palazzo Vecchio museum (which is sometimes open at night too), check out the Pitti Palace where the ruling families used to live, or go to the Piazza della Signoria to see the open-air gallery of statues.

15. Wander through the historic centre at night

The city of Florence is easy to get around by foot, and it is safe to walk around at night. Wander beside the Arno River, drink wine and eat gelato, and explore the attractions through the historic centre while they are lit up at night. Use the evening light as a super romantic backdrop for exploring the city together.

16. Eat something sweet


Relying on ingredients from the surrounding countryside, the Florentine cuisine is famous for being not only delicious but also simple and fresh.

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Recommended answer 2 of 3

Depending on how long you stay, your trip to Florence can differ. If you plan to spend a few days in this romantic Italian city, you have enough time to enjoy each other while exploring the city, understanding Renaissance, relaxing in the beautiful parks and gardens as well as having an unforgettable culinary experience.

There are travelers who love letting themselves surprised by the beauty of their destinations while wandering around without constantly searching for the main touristic attractions. There are also many who prefer making lists and grouping their favorite places in order to make sure they don’t miss a spot. The ideal way to explore Florence is definitely a combination of these two. So, seize the moment and freely wander around the beautifully arranged streets of the city holding your lover’s hand, but also make sure you get to see some of the main attractions of the city.

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Recommended answer 3 of 3

Here are my ideas for couples in Florence:

  1. Florence is best visited in spring. This is the most romantic time of the year, and it’s the same for Florence.
  2. When choosing your accomodation, you should totally go for a hotel that has windows overlooking the river Arno, or why not a little picturesque flat on Airbnb.
  3. Florence has plenty of quaint little squares where you can have your romantic dinner. I’m thinking of Piazza Della Passera, close to Palazzo Pitti, where you can taste real Italian gelato at Gelateria della Passera. What’s more romantic than that?
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