Romance Starts with your Lodgings: 10 Magical Suggestions
The magical setting of the Renaissance City is sure to make your honeymoon vacation or romantic adventure all the more memorable. Add a sentimental walk along the cobbled-stone streets of Florence, the street lights reflecting in the slightly rippled waters of the Arno river, the sound of a guitar picking out a romantic Italian canzone and the image is complete.
Imagine yourself in one of the intimate B&Bs, luxurious hotels or extra special apartments that populate the city center. With only a few steps you are immediately surrounded by renowned artists who were inspired by passion, beauty, and their muses. Our list of the top ten holiday romantic accommodations in Florence will provide you with a variety of choices for a quiet and amorous retreat.
We scoured the city looking for places that were glamorous yet a bit whimsical; accommodations that have that extra special decor and attentive service which will help you create unforgettable memories of being spoiled in the romantic capital of Tuscany. Encompassed by the historic palazzos of yesteryear, an incredible number of museums, galleries, and gardens and of course restaurant after restaurant of Italian delicacies.
Here are our top 10 picks to help you start planning your romantic time in Florence now!
1. Casa Tornabuoni
When traveling Florence, indulge in this cozy apartment called Casa Tornabuoni that offers a classic decor with personal touches. All of this is within the ancient city walls. The position off via Tornabuoni makes it easy for a romantic stroll around downtown, a special dinner and enjoying the skyline reflected in the Arno river which is just steps away.
2. Villa Medicea di Lilliano
Prestige, position, wine, and romance. Villa Medicea di Lilliano will promise you tranquility, attentive service and fabulous views from the beautifully restored Medici villa located only minutes outside of the city center of Florence. And if you are looking for the ideal venue for your wedding or anniversary celebration, then you must check out their gardens, wine cellar, and Limonaia hall.
3. Antica Dimora Johlea
In the heart of Florence, these B&B suites promise many special moments as you share the wonder of this city of art: shopping, history, and spectacular sunsets! This historical home of Antica Dimora Johlea offers you privacy and magical memories. The owner strives to create an atmosphere just like a real Florentine home, so you can truly feel the flavor of Florence, Italy and the intimacy of a place that feels like a home.
4. Villa Antea
The extravagantly elegant rooms at Villa Antea will set the scene, especially the spacious bathrooms, showers, and tubs, for a romantic getaway in this special Italian city. If you are looking for the fairy-tale setting, then this B&B in a residential area of Florence is perfect where you can mingle with locals at one of the nearby trattoria-style restaurants. The special attention to guests and the amazing breakfast will make this the most memorable vacation ever.
5. Casa dei Tintori
The beauty of Casa dei Tintori is its versatile style with suites that welcome romantic interludes to those more suitable to families or singles touring Tuscany. Each room is distinguished with a signature color, and the linens and decor provide a coordinated look and highlight the amazing architecture of this historic building. Located a quiet corner not too far from Santa Croce and the Arno river, you will find that familiar home-like atmosphere guarantees a personalized touch that will help you make the most of your holidays.
6. Cupid Apartment
With a name like this, Cupido Holiday Apartment, romance has to be in the description! This one bedroom apartment looks over one of the most distinctive landmarks of Florence: the Duomo of Brunelleschi. But that’s not the only reason we think of this apartment as romantic, we would also include the special decor and the extra accessories as an integral part of the definition. Located centrally in the heart of Florence, this holiday rental makes it easy to walk to restaurants, do some boutique shopping and visit all of your favorite museums and monuments in the city.
7. Serena Design Apartment
The owner of the Serena Design Apartment restructured this cozy space in the heart of the city, capturing the charm of the antique architecture while mingling pieces of Italian contemporary design. The spacious one-room apartment with full kitchen and bathroom; take into consideration the elegant furnishings, the polished parquet flooring, the Jacuzzi bathtub and the location close to many of the top museums in the city. Plan a candlelight dinner or make reservations at one of the nearby restaurants. You will fall in love with Florence when you stay at this self catering holiday rental.
8. Borgo de' Greci
These five apartments in the heart of the city, near Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce, offer the chance to enjoy a romantic getaway in the city of the Renaissance steps from all of the main sights. Renovated and furnished in a modern decor with new appliances and all modern comforts, Borgo de Greci apartments will be your home away from home while you explore the city hand in hand with your loved one.
9. Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
The majestic villa, just outside the city walls of Florence boast the magic of yesteryear. The carefully selected furnishings hint at a regal style yet the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Four Seasons Hotel Firenze offers not only a noteworthy interior but also exclusive green gardens, a spa for his/her massages and an onsite restaurant for fine dining.
10. Palazzo Roselli Cecconi
Set in the prestigious position within the Florence historic district, Palazzo Roselli Cecconi has a sophisticated yet very personal atmosphere. The attentive staff, classic decor, and extra services should make this hotel your number one stop. The rich textures and colors are the perfect complement to the panoramic views of the one-of-a-kind terrace in Florence.
More Romance in Tuscany
The above are just a few of the many places to stay in and around Florence which promise to add a touch of romance to your vacation. However, if you are looking to make Chianti your holiday base, and want our best suggestions for a romantic accommodation then you need to read our top choices for this famous wine region.
Did you know that Chianti is just one of the many exciting destinations in Tuscany? If you want to learn about other great areas, then you will want to check out this list of the best romantic lodgings in all of Tuscany which covers many areas all throughout the region.
We also suggest browsing this link comprised of hand-picked B&B, rental villas and private apartments of romantic accommodations in Tuscany. This list invites you to book direct with the owner, and we at DiscoverTuscany always suggest going direct for the best price and sometimes, extra-special offers ;-)