Florence: The perfect couples escape
With Europe home to so many romantic destinations it can be difficult to choose just the right one for you and your partner, but you can’t go far wrong with Italy and more specifically, Florence. As the birthplace of the Renaissance you’ll find the city is home to stunning architecture that will serve as the perfect backdrop as you and your partner enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. Most recently featuring on Ladbrokes’ travel roulette wheel it’s not just the architecture that makes the Tuscan capital one of the world’s most romantic locations; the city also boasts an excellent food scene, enchanting inner city gardens and charming hilltop villages that are well worth a day trip. Here are some three of the most romantic things to do while you’re in Florence.
Enjoy a romantic stroll
There are very few cities in the world that lend themselves so heavily to romantic walks as Florence does. Take a gentle stroll along the Arno River where you can take in not only the amazing renaissance architecture that the city is blessed with, but also the picturesque hills in the distance. Be sure to cross through the Ponte Vecchio, the city’s famous bridge that dates back to the 14th century. From here, head south to the nearby Boboli Gardens, a gorgeous retreat in the very centre of Florence. Highlights include a beautiful rose garden, a grotto and the stunning views over the countryside that location affords visitors.
Sample the local cuisine
Florence is very much a food city and is home to some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world. For a fraction of the price though, head to Alla Vecchia Bettola, a divine restaurant situated just outside the city walls that serves up authentic Florentine food. The staff at Alla Vecchia Bettola are friendly and attentive and will ensure your romantic meal for two runs perfectly from start to finish. If you fancy a drink or two after your meal then few places can compete with La Terrazza, the rooftop bar above the Continentale Hotel. The view is comfortably one of the best in all of Florence, making it the perfect place to cap of a romantic night.
Wine tasting tour of Chianti
Travel out from Florence through the rolling hills and winding roads and you’ll soon find yourself in winemaking country. This isn’t just any winemaking region though; this is Chianti, one of the most famous winemaking regions in the world. Take one of the many wine-tasting tours of the area to sample some of the wines and find out more about the vineyards where they are made. As if sampling these delicious wines all day wasn’t enough, you and your partner will be enjoying them to the stunning backdrop of the Tuscan countryside.
There are very few world cities that can compete with Florence when it comes to choosing a romantic getaway. The city boats stunning architecture, great food and is surrounded by idyllic countryside. Simply put, the city has everything.