Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is a romantic destination of its own and generally no one skips it. Whether you are interested in amazing architecture, art, and history or food and shopping, just stroll the streets of the city centre and smell its romanticism. Florence can be the base for your honeymoon or just the starting point of the trip with your sweetheart. If you have a few days to spend in Florence, you can follow these tips.
Want to add a pinch of romanticism? Don’t miss Ponte Vecchio by night, Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset, a cruise on the Arno river, a visit to the Boboli Gardens and a horse and carriage ride!
After a couple of days or more in Florence, you can devote your time to many day trips by train. One of the easiest day trips from Florence is Fiesole, at just a few kilometres above the Cradle of the Renaissance. If you manage to be there at sunset, it is a spectacle that is hard to forget.
Then you can head to Siena and walk the cobblestone streets of this unique medieval city. The heart of Siena is Piazza del Campo, but there are really tons of pieces of art worth seeing. Have a look at this article.
Another day trip to include in the great classics is San Gimignano. If you don’t have a car you have to arrive in Poggibonsi by train and catch a bus or leave directly by bus from Florence.
Last but not least, consider including Lucca, a very romantic setting, especially if you walk on its walls crowned with trees. Here are many tips on what to see and do in Lucca in two days.