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Lovers in Florence

Destination(s): Florence

Newlyweds are always a flutter in Florence. And why not? There are so many romantic spots here in Florence. Take your time at each venue. Enjoy the love you share with each other as you visit Ponte Vecchio at night. Whether it is your honeymoon, 2nd honeymoon or a trip of enjoyment with your special someone, the important thing is to be one with each other. Florence is a city that brings out the passions and loves we have for one another and life in general. read more about Lovers in Florence

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Firenze, 50122

At the end of Via dei Calzaiuoli, Piazza della Signoria welcomes you into it's arms.  This 13th century piazza houses the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, and the replica of the David by Michelangelo.  Daily tourist groups travel to and fro, capturing photos of every inch of Piazza della Signoria.  As a common meeting place for locals, there is much history jammed into this L-shaped meeting point.  The Fountain of Neptune sits right in front of the very spot Girolamo Savonrola was burned at the stake for burning some of Florence's best art and literature.  Thus after the Palazzo Vecchio was constructed it grew as the political center for Florence.  Piazza della Signoria is lined with cafes, restaurants and gelaterias.  Enjoy a late afternoon beer or a evening walk through this mesmerizing Piazza della Signoria.
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Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Florence, 50125

The vista which one can see the whole valley of Florence and of the surrounding hills is a must see.  The climb up is rewarding, the view is breathtaking. There are buses available to take you to Piazzale Michelangelo. Tourists, tourist groups and tour buses all congregate at this panoramic view.  Vendors set up early in the morning with cool beverages for the parched tourists and souvenirs for the eager shoppers. A sunset visit is for the romantics, bringing a wine bottle and gazing at the Florentine sky as it ends another day. There is never a bad time to visit Piazzale Michelangelo, there is always something to see from this height
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Rivoire

Rivoire

  • Piazza della Signoria, 5/r
  • tel:39 55 21 4412
  • Visit website
  • Florence, 50122
Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Florence, 50125

You can't miss the most recognizable landmark of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio.  Constructed in 1345, the Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge still standing in Florence, hence the name.  The multicolored structure bridge was first home to butcher shops. As the noble bankers would cross the Arno river to their offices, there was a rancid smell of pigs blood and rotted meat which extremely offended them.  In an effort to improve the area, the Medici stepped in and ordered the lower class shopkeepers out and moved goldsmiths and diamond-cutters in. Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge that escaped the bombing by the Germans in WWII.  Today, now a pedestrian bridge, the shops shimmer and shine with necklaces, rings and charms of the most expensive kind.  Tourists can enjoy an early morning walk over the bridge before the shops open or at sunset where lovers stare at the horizon as musicians sing and be merry.
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Fiaschetteria Nuvoli

Fiaschetteria Nuvoli

  • Piazza dell'Olio 15
  • tel:39 55 2396616
  • Florence, 50123
San Miniato al Monte

San Miniato al Monte

  • Via del Monte alle Croci 34
  • Via del Monte alle Croci/Viale Galileo Galilei (behind Piazzale Michelangiolo)
  • tel:055-234-2731
  • Visit website
  • Florence, 50125
Mercato Sant'Ambrogio

Mercato Sant'Ambrogio

  • Piazza Ghiberti
  • Florence, 50123

Located in Piazza Ghiberti, Mercato Sant' Ambrogio is a hidden gem of Florence. The mornings bring the fresh fruit and vegetables stands surrounding the market and paired with the scent of fresh flowers that awaken the senses. Mercato Sant' Ambrogio is opened for business from 7am to 2pm every day except Sunday. Walking into the market, which was built in 1860's, you will find market explode with sounds of dishes clattering from one of the many restaurants, the chit chat of Italian banter and of course the smells. Meat, cheese, wine, fresh herbs, you name it you can smell it.  Although Mercato Sant' Ambrogio isn't as big and glorified as the Mercato Centrale, it is all about your preference. Having a small compact market like Mercato Sant' Ambrogio can bring you closer to the Italian lifestyle.
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Enoteca Coquinarius

Enoteca Coquinarius

  • Via delle Oche, 15r
  • tel:39 55 230 2153
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  • Florence, 50123

A wine bar full of warmth and the scents of the seasons, Coquinarius has a small menu of different types of bruschette for antipasti, tasty meats and fish.  Salads are a forte here; creative choices include toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant, sunflower seeds, zucchini flowers or pear. This elegant and striking enoteca that has a wide range of wines from Italy, California, Argentina, Austria and Chile.   The camerieri(waitstaff) are very kind and full of life.  It is a great place to sit for the afternoon, bring a book, enjoy the chiacchiere(chatter) of the other patrons, or get lost in the glass of wine.  Wines are served by the glass or bottle in this relaxed, inexpensive experience of true Italian style.  Even though it is located right smack dab in the city center where there are tons of tourist traffic, however you will find the place filled with Florentines enjoying an afternoon bite at this venue.
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Campanile di Giotto

Campanile di Giotto

Volpe e l'Uva (Le)

Volpe e l'Uva (Le)

  • Piazza de Rossi, 1r
  • tel:39 55 239 8132
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  • Florence, 50123

This little enoteca off the beaten path is just the place for people looking to get away from those crowded Piazze(squares).  It is located in a tiny piazza called Piazza dei Rossi.  It has a homey feeling and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and kind. If you don't know what you type of wine to try, they will suggest something perfect for you. And to munch on from a long morning of walking, there is an array of cheese plates, salumi, and caprese. In addition, there are typical panini and schiachiatte made with fresh ingredients with superb flavor to add to the experience.  They provide a hearty list of wines from small producers throughout Italy. You will find wines in this shop that you won't find anywhere else in Florence.
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EnotecaBar Fuori Porta

EnotecaBar Fuori Porta

  • Via del Monte alle Croci 10r
  • Near San Niccolò, through the gate at Via San Miniato
  • tel:055-234-2483
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  • Florence, 50125
Giardino dell'Orticoltura

Giardino dell'Orticoltura

  • Via Bolognese, 17
  • Via Vittorio Emanuele II , 4
  • tel:+39 55 48 6743
  • Visit website
  • Florence, 50134

Giardino dell'Orticoltura was built by Giacomo Roster in 1879 for the SocietÓ Toscana di Orticoltura (the Tuscan Horticultural Society), this impressive steel and glass pavilion is used to display the flowers and plants that are grown each year. Marquis Pietro Torrigiani, the chief of the Georgofili Academia, founded the Tuscan society of Horticultural in 1859. Since then, the Florentines come to admire the flowers and plants grown during the month of April where there are exhibitions.  The grounds surrounding the pavilion are very serene with a playground for the children on a fall day. 
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Trattoria Marione

Trattoria Marione

  • via della Spada 27
  • tel:39 55 214756
  • Florence, 50123
il Bovaro

il Bovaro

  • Via Pisana 3r(Porta San Frediano)
  • tel:055/22.07.057
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  • Firenze

il Bovaro opened on January 3rd, 2000.  It is the first of its kind, having a microbrewery right inside the restaurant.  Located right outside Porta San Frediano(one of the doors to the old city), the people that frequent this birreria are off all ages.  From the carpaccio to the bruchette, you will always leave this place satisfied.  As for the beer, they make a special brew.  The Riki is the birra chiara, then there is Axel, birra chiara doppio malto(double malt) and finally the big one, the Titan, birra rossa.  Ask the waitstaff which they recommend and enjoy an evening outside the city walls. 
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Giardino dell'Iris

Giardino dell'Iris

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • tel:+39 055 48 3112
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  • Florence, 50125

The Giardino dell'Iris is a botanical garden that specializes in the beautiful Iris flower species, which is the symbol of Florence. The garden has been open to the public since 1954 and is owned by the SocietÓ Italiana dell'Iris. It is located on the corner of Viale dei Colli and Piazzale Michelangelo and open daily without charge from May 2-20 every year. An annual competition, International Iris Show is held here, where around 1500 species of the flowers are displayed.  There is a relaxing pond in the garden with a thriving aquatic life. The botanical gardens provide a scenic view of historic Florence and the surrounding areas. The garden is open with seasonal hours, so you must call ahead before you venture there.

Cantinetta Antinori

Cantinetta Antinori

  • piazza degli Antinori 3
  • tel:39 55 29 2234
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  • Florence, 50123
Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò

Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò

  • via di San Niccolò 60r
  • tel:+39 055 234 2836
  • Florence, 50125
Teatro del Sale

Teatro del Sale

  • Via Dei Macci 111r
  • tel:39 55 200 1492
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  • Florence, 50122