by Eduarda Liz Klaser Colvara
So it’s Valentine’s Day this coming Sunday and the city of Florence has many treats in store for every type of lover. Come out and let yourself fall in love with the beautiful sceneries, art masterpieces, amazing food, incredible wine and love itself. City love is in the air, can you feel it?
For Art Lovers:
As part of the campaign Mi Baci? (Kiss Me?) by the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Valentine’s Day will be a 2×1 day at all public museums including the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria dell’Accademia, the Medici Chapels, Bargello National Museum and many more. Check out the full list at: http://www.beniculturali.it
Tickets to Palazzo Pitti include the stunning Boboli Gardens which make for a lovely romantic passeggiata. If you are an official resident in Florence here is a great tip for you, residents can enter the gardens for free any day of the year through the back entrance by Porta Romana. All you have to do is show your resident ID card. Tag us in your pictures with #florenceisyou #freestuffinflorence #ilovefreestuff.
The Uffizi Gallery will also host a special guided tour for couples this Sunday. The tour will take you and your significant other along time and history, featuring the masterpieces that were dedicated to the theme of romantic love, in display within the gallerie’s 45 halls of pure artistic genius. The tour takes about 3 hours. Reserve your spot on: +39 348 8400459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Adventure Lovers:
Under the same idea Trenitalia offers a 2×1 promo for trips on the 14th of this month. You can book your tickets until midnight of the 13th. To get the special price you must follow the instructions that pop up by clicking on the Valentine’s Day banner on their website.
By the way, this also works on all Saturdays, of any month.
For Chocolate Lovers:
The Chocolate Festival this year coincides with Valentine’s, so instead of giving your valentine a box of treats you both can stroll down the tends and try new flavors together. The Fiera del Cioccolato Artigianale will be going on from the 12th to the 21st of February at Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
For Wine Lovers:
Get close and personal with the Sangiovese vine and try multiple Chianti during this super fun event that had over 3.000 visitors last year. After all, what better way to celebrate love than with the best Chianti in the region?
The Chianti Lovers event takes place at Via delle Cascine, 35 and tickets are sold at 15 euro on the event’s Facebook page or on the spot.
Hashtag your discoveries #florenceisyou #chiantilovers
For a more exclusive experience Tuscan Taste in oltrarno is hosting a special wine course for couples on the afternoon of the 14th. Learn how to properly read a label in order to choose a good bottle of wine and indulge in the different colors, aromas and unique characteristics of each wine. After this hour and 30 minutes with the wine expert Leonardo Pugi you will feel like a wine know it all yourself!
For more information look them up on Facebook or call 055229720
For Social Cause Lovers:
From 3pm on, Piazzale Michelangelo will celebrate not being a parking lot anymore! As of the 14th of February this beautiful spot will be available for walking only; making it ever more perfect. Come join the fun and festivities and give Florence a big kiss on Valentine’s Day, then share your pictures and videos using #florenceisyou #bacioalpiazzale
For Soccer Lovers:
Fiorentina is playing Inter this coming Sunday at 3pm right here at their beloved home. You can buy tickets online or at their official store on the second floor of Mercato Centrale.
For Aperitivo Lovers:
Il Borro right on the Arno River will be celebrating Valentine’s Day during the whole weekend, including Friday, with a menu of tapas and a special pink cocktail for 12 euros a head. This unique aperitivo menu will be available outside aperitivo hours also.
Find all the details and the menu for this special weekend at their event page:
For Food lovers:
On the 36th floor of The Westin Excelsior, alongside the Arno River, with one of the best views of Florence, the restaurant SESTO on Arno offers a Cena Romantica by the Michelin Star winner chef Matteo Lorenzini. A unique menu overlooking one of the most romantic cities in the world.
For more details visit their website:
Have fun and share your love for Florence and the cool stuff you end up doing on Valentine’s with us! #florenceisyou