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.
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!
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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.
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.
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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. Until April 25 at Villa Bardini you will also find the exhibition of Galileo Chini.
A chocolate-flavored break
If you and your sweetheart love sweets, Valentine's Day could turn into a perfect opportunity to try Iginio Massari's creations, but also all the other mouth-watering desserts from the best pastry shops in Florence.
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!
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.
Sunset from Ponte Santa Trinita
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.
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.
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.