Florence is one of the most romantic towns in the world and if you are planning to propose to your partner there is no better place. But, before you do propose, read our list of the most romantic spots to scout out in Florence.
The best place in town to propose is almost certainly Piazzale Michelangelo, the city’s most famous belvedere located on the top of a hill overlooking Florence. From here you can enjoy stunning vistas over the town and admire the most important buildings of Florence, such as the Duomo, Palazzo della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. The presence of musicians playing live songs on the staircase will make your proposal simply perfect.
The most famous and largest garden of Florence is part of the Pitti Palace, a building that was once home to the powerful Medici family. However, Boboli is not only a garden, it is a piece of art: there are plenty of caves, fountains, statues, quiet corners and tunnels made entirely of plants and flowers, that are the perfect location for your special moment.
Ponte Vecchio is one of the most charming spots for proposals in town but in winter time and preferably after sunset; during the spring and summer days it’s always very crowded and it won’t be easy to get the job done. But if you are lucky enough to be in town at a quiet time, you can’t miss the chance to propose to your partner in one of the most ancient and famous spots of Florence.
Bardini Garden is another romantic garden in Florence. Every spring, the garden come alive with colorful flowers and a large, hanging purple wisteria which is the perfect backdrop for proposing to your partner while admiring the stunning panorama of Florence below.
There is nothing more romantic than an evening stroll along the Arno river admiring the lights reflecting on the water. For stunning views over the river and Ponte Vecchio, the perfect spot is Ponte Santa Trinita, which is one of the most famous bridges in Florence.
Located just a fews steps below Piazzale Michelangelo, the Rose Garden is a charming place where you can enjoy fantastic views over Florence while strolling among roses and strange statues created by the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon. The garden has plenty of benches where you can sit and admire the panorama before proposing.
This spot is perfect for those who are active and sporty; to reach the top of the Duomo of Florence you need to climb over 400 steps. Once you are arrived, safe and sound, to the very top of the Cathedral you have all the city of Florence below to help you to ask the most important question of your life.
Like the climb of the Duomo, the Campanile di Giotto is a spot for energetic proposals. From here you can admire the Duomo too, making it one of the most panoramic viewpoints in the whole city.
Palazzo della Signoria, which is the city center administration office, is used by numerous lovers both as a proposal spot and as an actual wedding venue. It’s antique charm only adds to the excitement of the day.
If you are looking for a space with fewer people around and a more unique setting, book a table at a hotel terrace in the centre of town. We recommend the Sesto on Arno, in Piazza Ognissanti – one of the best places in town where you can enjoy views of almost all the bridges in Florence.
This carousel is located in the heart of Florence, in Piazza della Repubblica, close to all the other romantic spots in town. It is open from morning until 10pm, but we recommend you go there after sunset when the city bursts into light and color.
For terrific views over Florence and no crowds, the best place to go is Fiesole, a small village just a few minutes from the city centre. This picturesque hamlet, which is home to one of the best preserved theaters in Italy, is a lovely, quiet location perfect for ending a trip to Florence and popping the big question.