It’s no secret that Tuscany is just the ticket for a romantic holiday with your sweetheart. With villages frozen in time, horse-drawn carriages and an endless array of spa resorts to choose from, you and your beloved are bound to have the time of your lives as you soak up the Tuscan sun and enjoy each other’s company.
Cities like Florence and Pisa are famous for their horse-drawn carriages which wind through the narrow streets, visiting sites like piazza del Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. These are a different way to see the city, not to mention fun and romantic, perfect for creating lifelong memories!
Pienza, a Renaissance jewelnot far from Siena, boasts roads with romantic names like Love Street, Kiss Street and Fortune Street, so take your beloved by the hand and go for a walk through these winding, romantic alleys. The street names aren’t the only references to love in the city, however: film director Franco Zeffirelli chose Pienza in 1968 as the set of his adaptation of the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
If you still want to see Florence and Pisa from a different perspective, you can try a cruise on the Arno, allowing you to enjoy the historic buildings and monuments of these centuries-old cities as you glide down the river. And if you really want to up the romance, take a cruise at sunset ;-)
Another way to enjoy Tuscany is on two wheels! Vespas are one of Italy’s best-known symbols: imagine driving one of these pieces of history through the Tuscan hills… Is there really anything better?
Lucignano, in the Valdichiana, between Siena and Arezzo, is small but mighty: one of Tuscany’s most extraordinary examples of medieval urban planning, the town is famous for romance. It’s called the “Village of Love” thanks to its civic museum, home to a golden tree that took 120 years to make. At some point, people started to believe that the tree had magical powers that made love last. Lovers used to go there to promise their love and fidelity to one another before marriage, or, after a long period of suffering and misfortune, they went there to pray for a solution to their problems.
Tuscany is home to many spas resorts, but there are also a host of free pools and waterfalls boasting natural thermal waters, including Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni, Petriolo and Bagni San Filippo. What could be more romantic than a massage for two and a dip in the pool together?
Have you ever been to the Isola del Giglio? It's one of the most romantic islands in the Tuscan Archipelago and, immersed in its pine forest, you’ll find the "lovers' lighthouse," where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the waves breaking on the coast and the peace of being along in each other’s presence.
Another tip for beach and sea lovers: stop to watch the sunset from Lido di Camaiore or the pier in Forte dei Marmi. It's something unique, and you’ll feel as if you could touch the horizon...
Ponte Vecchio is one of the most romantic places in Florence and it is also the Arno’s oldest crossing. It was, in fact, the only bridge in Florence not to be blown up by the Germans during World War II.
Last but not least, there’s the wine! We’re in Tuscany, after all! Whether you’re in the city, relaxing pool side, watching the sun dip below the horizon as you watch from the beach or strolling through a quaint medieval village, there’s wine to be had at every turn. So order a glass and enjoy the oldest and most romantic Italian tradition of all.