Situated in the geographic region of central Italy, Tuscany is known for its sheer beauty and magnificence. Its capital city, Florence was ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, this region boasts a fascinating history that you can see through Romanesque churches and towers. Its enchanting landscape, combined with local art and architecture, make this region one of the must-see places in Italy. Tuscany’s heavenliness makes this region a perfect romantic getaway. If you are planning to visit this Italian region with your special someone, here are ways to make your trip extra special.
- Go for a fine dining experience. Nothing is more romantic than dining in a place with good food, nice atmosphere, and a good view. Explore more of Tuscany and try local dishes like ribollita, a hearty potage made with bread and vegetables. Try Panzanella, a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes. Some restaurants also offer distinctive dishes like pigeon cooked in pig’s bladder. Then head to a gelateria and a tiramisu restaurant to see how Tuscany’s desserts differ from the others. Don’t miss out some of the most offered desserts in Florence, the cantuccini and vin santo.
- Have a day trip to the beach. Walk hand in hand as you enjoy nature in all its glory on the beaches of Tuscany. If you and your partner does not have the penchant for sandy beaches, go to Cala Martina, a lovely cove near Scarlino. Or go to Riviera Apuana and Lunigiana, where the white marble mountains and blue sea awaits you. If you want to see artistic monuments while taking pleasure in nature, head to Pisa. The beaches there are surrounded by pine forests.
- Take a wine tour in Tuscany. Your trip will not be complete without tasting their exceptional wines. Don’t miss the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a white wine from San Gimignano. Wine tours in Tuscany will give you a taste of Italy’s most prestigious wines like the Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. Tuscany comes next to Veneto as the Italian region that produces the most wine.
- Sign up for a couple’s massage at the day spa. Tuscany has romantic resorts that feature luxurious rooms and wonderful gardens. They also have European-inspired spas that offer a wide range of treatments and massages for both men and women. Spend an hour with your partner as you both relax with a deep tissue massage. If you want to experience bathing in a thermal spa, visit the small village of Bagno Vignoni in San Quirico d’Orcia where you can find many fascinating spots to unwind.
At the end of the day, there is nothing like capturing a magical moment together. Go to a hilltop and watch the sunset. Have a great view of Florence by visiting a rooftop coffee shop at the Rinascente department store. Other than the Rinascente, there are many locations in Tuscany that gives a nice view of the sunset, like the nearby Fiesole and Chianti zone.