Oct 09 2014

Romantic stay in Florence – falling in love again

Florence is said to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. There are several spots where you can spend romantic time with your partner. Your are just married? Or do you fall in love at the first sight? Maybe you want to spice up your long relationship? Regardless, Florence is the perfect destination for you!

We looked for the most romantic places, and prepared the following list for you.

Perfect Apartment
First of all, you need a place to stay. And which place would be better than this beautiful Speziali Exclusive apartment where you are going to fall in love with eachother again?

apartment in Florence

This elegant apartment is situated in the center of Florence, and is made for a couple in love. The apartment has one lovely bedroom with a huge double bed. There is also a jacuzzi and a terrace with a breathtaking view of the dome, where you both can enjoy a romantic dinner.

“The way to a man's heart is through his stomach”
There are some very special places to have dinner, lunch or a snack. In the following, you find our recommendations.

Belmond Villa St. Michele
This restaurant, with a facade designed by Michelangelo (from the 15th century) is the perfect place to have lunch or dinner. In the Garden, there is a small area called Lover's Corner. This is the perfect place to propose or to profess your love for her or him.

Cacio Vino
You want to enjoy a cozy dinner, this restaurant with only three tables should be your choice. But be sure to get there early!

Picnic at the Parco delle Cascine
If you want to enjoy the fantastic weather, you can go to the local market (open Sunday and Tuesday mornings) or another place to get some food. After that, you walk with your love to the Parc and search for a quiet place. Enjoy the food and your lovely company!

pharmacy of santa maria novella

Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

"The way to a woman's heart is through her shoes…"
There are also several places in Florence for a shopping trip. Besides the normal boutiques and shops you can also find some very special places.

Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella
This 600-year old pharmacy is not only an antique place you should visit, but it also sells some products of high quality. During a romantic evening in your apartment you can spoil your love with some of your new acquisitions.

Fiera del Cioccolato (in January)
Every year in January the Chocolate Festival takes place in Santa Croce square. There are bitter-sweet cakes, artisan confectionary and chocolate tipples. Handmade chocolates from Florence are a local art form. You can find some little Chocolaterias in the city over the whole year (e.g. La Bottega del Cioccolato; Vestri;).

Art lovers are going to love following places…
Boboli Gardens
The Garden of the Pitti Palace, the home of the powerful Medici family, is a lovely place for a walk, or some romantic hours sitting on a bench. Inside the house, you find astounding pieces of art.

Accademia and Uffizi
At these places you find great works of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus Rising. If you are up for a three-day art trip, you can invest in a Firenze Pass for 72 Euro.

Romantic spots at sunset
You want to go on a romantic walk with your love? Have a look at the following places.

Piazza Michelangelo
To get to this breathtaking place you can take the steps, hire a taxi or a bus. From the Piazza, where you have an amazing view of the city. Below it, you find a lovely café where you can have a glass of wine at sunset, watching couples dancing.

view from piazza michelangelo

View from Piazza Michelangelo

Arno River
A walk along the river, hand in hand, at sunset is especially romantic. You shouldn't miss this at all.

Piazza Santissima Annunziata
At this picturesque place, you can walk under shady arches and porticos. Hold on for a moment, and kiss your dear tenderly.

Tower of Anolfo
If you want to do something special, you can take your love to the top of Brunelleschi's cathedral dome. The fantastic view will make him or her breathless.

Sharing a bottle of wine
A bottle of wine is always a nice idea for a romantic date. As there is the perfect bottle for every reason, there is also the fitting location for it. Have a look at or recommendations.

Gustavino’s wine bar
This location is just north of Piazza della Signoria, and in its cellar there are over 800 wines to choose from. The Tuscan wines chianti and brunello will make your evening extremely memorable.

Mid-afternoon wine
There are also some Florentine wine bars that offer wine and cheese tasting after midnight. This can be also a great idea after an early dinner.

Day-trip to the Tuscan
If you want to see a small part of the Tuscan, you can also rent a bike for a day. There are some tour groups which offer wine tasting at the end of the day. If you prefer to enjoy your togetherness, you can also rent bikes separately of course.

What do you think: Is there a better place for a couple in love to spend their holidays than Florence? You don't think so?

Book your stay in Florence with Habitat Apartments.

 

© image Pharmacy: Graeme Churchard (flickr)

© image View from Piazza: Evan Blaser (flickr)

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