Tips for a romantic holiday in Florence
Florence, dubbed as the “Cradle of the Renaissance” the open-air museum of Italy, with combination of art, food and beuty is the perfect location for honeymooners, anniversary celebrations and romantic getaways with your partner.
Florence is one of the most romantic places in Italy, with many picturesque views and places is also the set of novels, poems and films that have love as their main theme.
A classic example is “A Room with a View” is a 1985 British romance film, directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, of E. M. Forster’s 1908 novel of the same name.
The love is also celebrete in Florence thanks to Dante Alighieri. Not everyone knows that right in the heart of Florence is located the church Chiesa di Santa Margherita dei Cerchi where Dante first met Beatrice.
Romantic spots for couples in Florence
Our Florence Romantic itinerary starts right from the Church of Dante and Beatrice. The Church is still today the destination of people in love. They leave love messages next to her tomb asking her to help with their love affairs. Here the great poet met for the first time the woman he will love forever, admiring her in pure beauty.
The Church of Dante and Beatrice is open to the public and can be visited for free from 8.00 to 12.30; from 17.00 to 19.00.
The Church of Dante and Beatrice is located in the historic center of Florence. From Via del Corso, crossing a small arch, we arrive in front of the church.
Sunset over the city and Ponte Vecchio
Another romantic place in Florence is certainly Ponte Vecchio. As one of the symbols of Florence, it is somewhere you can only dream of seeing the sunset.
Then, when the sun goes completely down, we will discover a still different, dreamlike Florence, ready to welcome a declaration of love in perfect style. Another bridge from wich you can enjoy a very romantic view is Ponte delle Grazie. however, you can enjoy a very romantic view over the city and the Ponte Vecchio.
A lovely ride on the Arno river
Another romantic experience for couple is definitely a boat ride on the Arno river.
On board a traditional boat we can admire Florence from a different point of view gently navigating its waters. Many greats of the past, including Dante and Raffaello Sanzio, have said that “falling in love with Florence is possible only after admiring the reflections of the monuments on the Arno’s waters” .
Special moments in green corners of Florence
Continuing our romantic tour in Florence we arrive at the Boboli Gardens. More than a garden, is one of the green treasures of the city, a real open-air museum: admire the imposing Fountain of Neptune, the Fountain of the Ocean and the romantic eighteenth-century Kaffeehaus hand in hand it will surely be an exciting experience. Not far from our Ad Astra Boutique Hotel, Boboli Gardens has four entrances, and it is possible to visit it by purchasing an entrance ticket.
Another green corner of the city where it is worth stopping for a romantic break is certainly the Rose Garden: here, among the rose gardens and statues of the artist Jean – Michel Folon, you can stroll while admiring a magnificent view of the city.
The Rose Garden in Florence is a park in the Oltrarno area below Michelangelo Square to the west, in Viale Giuseppe Poggi.
Best sunset in town
Not far from the Rose Garden is another of the romantic places in Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo. From here it really seems to be able to caress the city, thanks to the panoramic view over the city from the Duomo to Palazzo Vecchio to the Arno.
Reaching Piazzale Michelangelo and looking out from its terrace is one of the most romantic things to do in Florence, especially at sunset.
If you are looking for a romantic Boutique Hotel in Florence, Ad Astra Florence is the ideal solution. Located near Ponte Vecchio in a beautiful 19th century building. Our boutique hotel overlooks Europe’s largest private garden that features the same family name, Giardino Torrigiani.
We invite you to check availability for the dates of your stay and choose the rooms you prefer. All rooms are spacious and have a unique and personal atmosphere, individually decorated with classic elements and contemporary touches. At guests’ disposal there are also romantic rooms overlooking the rooftops of Florence and two rooms are immersed inside the garden.
These are our tips for spending a romantic holiday in Florence. Definitely a city to visit at least once in a lifetime with your loved one.