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February 3, 2023

10 romantic things to do in Florence for Valentine's Day

Our best suggestions among art, beauty, good food and secret itineraries

In Florence, beauty is truly in every corner. The Lungarno, with its stone bridges that connect the two sides of the city, offers incredibly suggestive views. The city streets are lined with countless palaces and monuments of the Renaissance and museums that the whole world envies us.

Romantic Florence

To live a few romantic moments with your sweetheart, you don't need to go too far away: Florence offers the best you could wish for. Discover our romantic inspirations!

Are you in the mood for a romantic getaway? Here are all the most beautiful resorts, spas and thermal resorts in Tuscany to celebrate the feast of lovers out of town!

Located on top of one of the hills surrounding Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the most beautiful panoramic points of the city. To reach the square you can climb the Poggi Ramps that lead from Piazza Giuseppe Poggi to Piazzale Michelangelo, or, more simply, take a cab or a bus. At the center of the square stands a bronze replica of Michelangelo's David life-size, looking towards the Arno and the historic center. A few steps away are the magnificent Rose Garden and Iris Garden.

Piazzale Michelangelo

The green lung of a really wonderful Florence, with its perfectly manicured lawns, the many Renaissance sculptures and the majestic fountains, is the perfect place for a romantic walk. If you want to admire Florence from above, climb up the hill along the tree-lined paths of the park and let yourself be enchanted by the unique panorama that will open before your eyes. 

Giardino di Boboli

  • Romantic dinner

What could be better than a romantic dinner to celebrate the holiday of lovers? Here is our list of intimate, glamorous, romantic candlelit restaurants with breathtaking views perfect for a fabulous dinner!

The St Regis Florence

It is the kingdom of lovers. The Bardini Garden extends around the villa of the same name, on the southern hills of the city, not far from Forte Belvedere and from the area of the Boboli Gardens; most of the park is visible from Piazzale Michelangelo. The most scenic and romantic part of the garden is the long baroque staircase that reaches the top of the hill, from which you can admire a spectacular view of Florence. special opening of the exhibition dedicated to Elliott Erwitt. It is the realm of lovers. The Bardini Garden extends around the villa of the same name, on the southern hills of the city, not far from Forte Belvedere and the Boboli Garden area; much of the park is clearly visible from Piazzale Michelangelo. The most scenic and romantic part of the garden is the long Baroque staircase that reaches the top of the hill, from where a spectacular panorama of Florence can be admired. It is a February full of initiatives, however, that of Villa Bardini on the occasion of the last month of the exhibition dedicated to Elliott Erwitt (closing on 26 February). Five days of evening visits are scheduled with the villa open until 10.00 p.m. (last entrance at 9.00 p.m.) and for visitors arriving after 7.00 p.m., there will be a free official exhibition shopper. The dates to mark in the calendar are: Thursday 9, Friday 10, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February, to which is added the special 14 February, Valentine's Day, on which Villa Bardini will not only be open in the evening but will also be free for all.

Villa Bardini, Elliott Erwitt ph. Stefano Casati

  • Valentine's Day at the Accademia Gallery

Why not spend a Valentine's Day in the halls of a museum, losing yourself romantically in the wonder of the works of art on display? On Tuesday 14 February, the Accademia Gallery celebrates the feast of lovers with the ART INSPIRES LOVE #artinspireslove initiative, organised together with students from the Academy of Fine Arts photography course. In the Sala del Colosso and in the Tribuna del David two photo sets will be specially set up (in two time slots: 10-12 a.m., 2-4 p.m.) and all couples are invited to stop for a souvenir photo in front of Giambologna's imposing Rape of the Sabine Women or with the background of the admirable hero sculpted by Michelangelo, the David.

Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze - LUCI SUL DAVID - photo Guido Cozzi

  • A chocolate-flavored break

If you and your sweetheart love sweets, Valentine's Day could turn into a perfect opportunity to try the other mouth-watering desserts from the best pastry shops in Florence.

Dolci San Valentino Iginio Massari

  • Giving flowers

A flower is always a nice thought especially on this special day. So why not rely on the best flower designers in Florence to make your dream bouquet!

Artemisia Fioristi love bouquet love

  • A visit to the Horticulture Garden

So elegant that it was chosen as a film set, it was established by the Società Toscana di Orticoltura (Tuscan Horticultural Society) in 1852 on the property of Marquis Ginori Lisci and Marquise Venturi. In 1880 a national exhibition was organized in the city and on a design by Roster was built the tepidarium in iron and glass that still characterizes it today. Here the most beautiful gardens in Florence

Giardino dell'Orticoltura

For a relaxing Valentine's Day, treat yourself to a couples' massage in the most beautiful spa in Florence, or Tuscany.

La SPA Helvetia & Bristol, the wellness retreat in the heart of Florence

Ponte Santa Trinita is one of the historic bridges that cross the Arno in the center of Florence. Adorned at the ends by four allegorical statues that symbolize the seasons, it is located between two other famous bridges: Ponte alla Carraia and Ponte Vecchio. Thanks to its privileged position, it is a perfect place to take memorable photos and admire the sun setting over Florence. Moreover, connecting the historical center with the Oltrarno district, you won't be able to miss crossing it.

Ponte Santa Trinita

A lover tour really unmissable that will take you to the most beautiful museums (including open air) of Florence to discover a pure and sincere love, the engine of works that have made the history of art of all time. The toast on the Torre di Arnolfo in Palazzo Vecchio is back. Couples are given the unmissable opportunity to visit the patrol walkway and the Palazzo Vecchio Tower. At the top, thanks to the support of Golden View, a toast will be offered, enlivened by a moment of live music by La Filharmonie with Elena Mirandola on violin and Stefano Aiolli on cello (in the event of rain, the toast will be served indoors in the walkway). At the Museo Novecento it is possible to be guided through the Per arte e per amore (At 3 and 4 pm) itinerary, discovering the great love stories. At Palazzo Medici Riccardi, on the other hand, there will be a themed tour entitled L'amore al tempo del Magnifico (at 3.00 pm and 4.30 pm) to discover and rediscover - through art and storytelling - the love affairs that saw Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici and other illustrious personalities of their time as protagonists.

Venere di Urbino, Tiziano

Dazzled by the marbles of Santa Maria del Fiore, dazzled by the flaming bricks of Palazzo Vecchio, you can get lost and find yourself in an unexpected Florence. Turning the corner there is another world, another time that shakes our emotional center of gravity, making us live an extraordinary experience, truly romantic. Discover here a city to explore strictly on foot.

Via dei Geppi

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