Romantic Things to Do in Florence

Things to Do — By katiegreenaway on July 14, 2011 at 11:05 am
Ahhhhh. These days it feels like not only heat is in the air but also love. There are lovebirds fluttering all over this city, and summer definitely brings summer loving. Florence is jam-packed with romantic venues to take your special someone. From a slow walk along the Arno River to a secluded spot watching the sun set over Florence, you can’t go wrong.

Lovers on the Ponte Vecchio at sunset

Passeggiata sull’Arno (Walk on the Arno) is a great start to your romantic holiday in Florence. The buildings along the river give you a sense of how this authentic Renaissance city thrived during the Medici dynasty. A slow walk as you gaze at the Tuscan hills that peak through every step of the way.

A couple dancing to street music in Santa Croce

A walk up to San Miniato al Monte Church always sets hearts aflame. Especially at sunset. Making the trek up the steep white staircase, hand in hand, to reach the top and the view of the facade of San Miniato can give you the chills. We recommend bringing a nice, cool bottle of white wine to share as you watch the sun cascade ever so subtly down the Tuscan sky.

Lovers canoodling on Ponte Santa Trinita

Venture to a Cioccolateria dating back to 1936, and you will discover the traditional methods of chocolate making. A Chocolate and Wine Tasting experience can you and yours feel like young lovers again, and its a delicious way to spend an afternoon, indulging in enticing chocolate and delectable Italian wines to match each taste.

There are many more things to see in Florence where the romance will thrive. Check out our Lovers in Florence guide, top 10 Romantic Things to Do list, and our favorite date spots in Florence. Have a fabulous, romantic vacation in Florence!

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