The Renaissance nature of Florence lends a timeless enchantment to evening strolls along the Arno, candle-lit dinners in tiny trattorias, and stolen kisses at sunset from Ponte Vecchio. If you’re lucky enough to visit with your sweetheart, here are a few suggestions to add a romantic twist.
See the City from Above
Dominated by Brunelleschi’s famous dome, the skyline of Florence is one of the most unique in Italy and especially captivating when seen from above. Take a panoramic tour of the city by Vespa that includes stops at scenic overlooks, gaze out over the rooftops from the Duomo’s rooftop terraces, or savor a bird’s-eye view of the city and Tuscan countryside on a hot-air balloon ride.
Float down the Arno River
For a different view of the city, join a river cruise by traditional wooden boat and float down the placid waters of the Arno. You travel through the heart of Florence, passing under the Ponte Vecchio and along the pastel-tinged palazzi lining the river banks in the historic center, all while sip a glass of prosecco.
Admire David in Peace
Michelangelo’s David is one of the biggest draws in Florence, and the throngs of visitors that fill the Accademia each day make it hard to enjoy its majesty. Join an exclusive early access tour and stand serenely in front of this masterpiece before the crowds arrive.
Fall in Love...with Tuscan Food and Wine
Tuscan cuisine is among the most beloved in the world, and a sunset food or wine tour is ideal for romantic gourmands who want to explore its classic dishes and labels. For a special evening, opt for dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking Florence or a traditional Tuscan dinner followed by an opera performance.