With its lush green spaces, beautiful classical fountains and enchanting examples of sculpture lining many of its piazzas, it's hard to imagine a more romantic break than in Florence. Whisk yourself and your partner away to the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city of lilies, and treat yourself to a luxurious break in Tuscany.
All it takes is a stroll through the ancient city of Florence, the gentle wind whispering the same natural endearments as in the Renaissance, to conjure romantics. Romantic breaks in Florence encompassing a trip to the Piazza della Signoria never end in disappointment. Idyllic classical sculptures line its edges, including the breathtaking Fountain of Neptune, ensuring a classical and romantic atmosphere. Take a romantic break while soaking up the sun at one of its many outdoor cafés, or indulge in something sweet at Rivoire, Florence's famous chocolatier. For cultural as well as romantic breaks, visit the nearby Uffizi gallery and marvel at its magnificent frescos. Continue your perfect holiday in Italy with a walk along the River Arno, and find a memorable romantic gift on Ponte Vecchio.
Romantic breaks in Florence also provide a wonderful opportunity for couples to explore and unwind in the Tuscan countryside. Spend your break relaxing in one of the many villas available surrounding Florence, and be sure to visit those built by the aristocracy of yesteryear. The Medici family contributed several regal villas, such as Villa La Petraia or their original Villa at Careggi, considered by some to this day to be the most beautiful and romantic. Alternatively, catch a breath of fresh air in Florence proper on your romantic break at the Boboli Gardens, adjoining Palazzo Pitti, take a picnic with your partner and admire the beautiful artwork, and each other.
After a day out in Florence, take in a romantic sunset on Piazzale Michelangelo in the Oltrarno district, which offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Florence city centre. The square hosts replicas of a number of the Renaissance master's work, and the experience will set the tone for a beautiful, romantic evening. For a luxury dining experience on romantic breaks in Florence, sample pancetta-wrapped monk fish at Enotecca Piniciorri, Florence's three-Michelin star restaurant, finishing up with a traditional Tuscan dessert of salame al cioccolato. The cuisine alone makes it worth booking flights to Florence.