When speaking of the most romantic places to visit in Europe, you may hear places such as Paris, Barcelona, or Rome. You should however not forget Florence, the city being the largest in the Tuscan region of Italy. With its rich history, as well its artistic and economic influences, Florence is perfect for a short holiday and for exploring and breathing in the culture of Tuscany.
Although you may be under the assumption that the Italian diet consists of pizza and pasta, you may like to venture off the beaten track to enjoy some local culinary delights. The city of Florence itself caters to all diets, with a wide choice of fresh products at reasonable prices and meals often enjoyed with local wines.
Florence is packed full of sights to see and romantic walks to take.
You can enjoy the city at whatever pace you like, soaking up the atmosphere created by the locals, or by fitting in as much into your agenda as you can.
There are always things to do in Florence, a city that is impressive both by day and by night.
The magnificent Florence Cathedral dominates the city skyline with its architectural splendor. From the Palazzo Pitti to the Piazza della Repubblica you will never be short of the perfect café where you can sit and watch in awe as city life goes on before your eyes.
Ponte Vecchio, the ”Old Bridge”, is probably the most famous landmark in Florence. To enjoy the beautiful view of the Arno River is something one have to do when visiting Florence.
The Palazzo Pitti, also called Pitti Palace, is a beautiful Renaissance palace from 1458. If you like art and beautiful gardens this is a perfect place to spend an afternoon – at Palazzo Pitti you’ll find both modern art, a porcelain museum and the wonderful Boboli Gardens.
The square Piazza della Repubblica is a part of Florence where you can find everything from street art and installations to great cafés. Piazza della Repubblica is the perfect place to grab a coffee or get something to eat.
No trip to Florence would be complete without a day trip to Pisa. With half and whole day excursions readily available, and the option to go it alone on the train, the leaning tower of Pisa awaits you.
Florence is the perfect holiday destination for both romantics and historians. With pleasant temperatures all year round, and since there are always many things to do in Florence, you can book your holiday dates around your individual tastes.
Considerably warmer than other northern European destinations for the majority of the year, it must be remembered that if you choose to visit in winter the nights will be cool, whilst in summer the temperatures can easily hit the one hundred mark.
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