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Sunset over Florence|©MustangJoe/Pixabay
Sunset over Florence|©MustangJoe/Pixabay

11 Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Florence, Italy

Picture of Francesca Masotti
Updated: 1 January 2018

Florence is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Many couples decide to spend their honeymoon trip here, or even just a romantic weekend. Here’s a list of 11 unusual date ideas to try in town that you could use to surprise your partner.

Watch the Sunset over Florence

For the most romantic couples, there is nothing better to do in town than watch the sun set over the city. From Piazzale Michelangelo to San Miniato al Monte, from Ponte alla Carraia to Bardini Garden, Florence has plenty of panoramic vantage points.

Have a Picnic in Giardino delle Rose

What better idea than to have a classy picnic in the wonderful Giardino delle Rose surrounded by roses, flowers and bronze statues made by the Belgian artist Folon? It is just a few steps behind Piazzale Michelangelo, so it won’t be difficult to find.

Hang Out at Central Market

Typical Tuscan products, fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, honey, oil and wine. These are the perfect ingredients for a date in the Central Market of Florence, the largest mercato in town. For fun couples, it is a nice idea. So, why not?

Cuddle Up in the Cinema

Book a ticket at Cinema La Compagnia, just a few steps from the cathedral, and cuddle up while watching a beautiful movie. The calendar is always full of interesting films, and most of them are part of cool cinematographic events.

Rent a Boat

Thanks to Associazione Renaioli it’s possible, from April to September, to book a boat and cross Arno river. It is maybe the most unusual and coolest date experience in town.

Drink a Prosecco in a Rooftop Bar

What better idea than to drink a prosecco in a rooftop bar admiring the city below? Luckily for you, Florence has plenty of rooftop locations to have an aperitivo, drink an Italian prosecco and be amazed by the lights of the town.

Go On a Street Art Tour of Florence

For street art enthusiasts, the best thing to do in Florence is to leave the most touristic hubs of the town behind, keep your eyes open and follow the street art pieces painted on the buildings façades.

Sample Some Wine

Tuscany is the home of (good) wine, so if you want to make your wine-loving partner happy, there is only one thing to do: participate in a wine-sampling! Florence is full of bars and restaurants that have this option, so it will be easy to make a wish for a wine date come true!

Stroll Through Boboli Gardens

Flowers, caves, trees, fountains and labyrinths – welcome to Boboli, the most magical garden of Italy. Strolling through it would be a pleasure, especially during the spring days, when flowers bloom and the sun shines all day long.

Get Lost in Art

Being the capital of Renaissance art, Florence has plenty of interesting museums and art galleries. For intellectual couples, the best date in town is undoubtedly to fully immerse yourselves in art. Don’t worry – you have plenty of choices here.

Climb to the Top of the Dome

For the most adventurous and sporty couples, there is only one thing to do: climb to the top of the Duomo of Florence. It’s pretty hard, but the vistas over the old town are totally worth the effort.