Couples vacation in Florence: what to do for a romantic trip

Of all the countries in the world that lend themselves well to couples’ vacations, Italy is definitely one of those at the top of the list. There are several romantic cities here, but one in specific is particularly magical: we are talking about Florence.

The 5 best things to do in Florence during a couples vacation

If you are thinking of planning a romantic getaway with your other half in the capital of the Italian Renaissance, then the first thing you should do to really amaze the one you love is to choose to stay in the center, in charming Florence hotels with balcony. This solution is the best if you want to make a breach in your partner’s heart and enjoy moments of pure romance even from your room with a view. This alone might be enough to make your couples vacation memorable and sweet, but if you want to overdo it, here are 5 things to do together.

1.     Watching the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo

It’s impossible to resist the poetic beauty of a sunset, especially if it happens at one of Florence’s most panoramic spots. Piazzale Michelangelo is the perfect place to exchange cuddles with vist, and it is the most popular place for young local couples to catch the sunset.

2.     Strolling hand in hand at the Gardens of Villa Bardini

Florence is full of wonderful gardens where you can stroll and relax amidst greenery. One of these is that of Villa Bardini, in the Oltrarno area. Less popular than the Boboli Gardens, this corner of enchanted nature is all about statues, fountains, grottos and flowers of all kinds.

The most scenic spots by far are:

  • the Italian garden, with its splendid Baroque staircase;
  • the agricultural park, where there is a magnificent wisteria bloom on a pergola;
  • the English-style grove, with its exotic charm.

3.     Taking a souvenir photo on the Arno River

Every nook and cranny of Florence has the potential to be romantic. In fact, thanks to its architecture and the atmosphere here, you will always have the impression that you are in the most romantic place in the world. This feeling, however, becomes even more pronounced when you are about to cross Ponte Vecchio, one of the bridges over the Arno River. Walking across the bridge, in the early morning or at dusk, is an exciting experience in itself, but it becomes even more so if you share it with those you love. From here you can take wonderful souvenir photos of this trip together, although the best spot from which to admire the Arno and Ponte Vecchio in all their beauty is Ponte Santa Trinità.

4.     Taking a carriage ride through the historic center

Among the romantic experiences to be had in Florence, you can also opt for a carriage ride through the city’s historic center. It is definitely an activity that is more loved by tourists than by locals (who obviously don’t go around with horses and coachmen), but it is certainly impressive and very enjoyable to share with your traveling partner. A different and fairy-tale way to discover the nooks and crannies of Florence.

5.     Reaching the hills of Fiesole

A short distance from Florence, in the hills surrounding the city, lies the lovely town of Fiesole. It is a quiet and picturesque place, which in addition to its characteristic beauty will be able to give you wonderful panoramic views of Florence that you will carry in your heart forever.