Florence Valentine Gifts, Getaways & Date Ideas
The Roman poet Virgil once said, “Love conquers all things.” Even in the darkest of times, what gets us through is the love we have for one another.
This Valentine’s Day, remind your loved ones just how lucky you are to have them by surprising them with something outside of the box.
Borgo San Frediano, 131r
Celebrate two souls becoming one with a unique work of art. Talented art restorer and wood artisan Jane Harman crafts beautiful two-piece puzzle sets that form a heart. With one piece in gilded gold leaf, the other comes in various colors. These are selling fast so don’t miss out!
Check them out on Etsy or in-store at Female Artisans Florence.
Give the gift of giving back with Treedom. With a mission to plant two million trees within the first six months of this year, help the Florentine company accomplish their goal by dedicating a tree to your loved one. Create the perfect “recipe” that represents your love story by selecting trees like cacao for cuddles, passion fruit for passion, mangrove for trust, bananas for laughter, and more. Individual trees range from €15 – €60. For a limited time deal of €199.90, you can plant “All the Love That There Is,” which includes all 10 trees that represent the perfect relationship and will offset a combined total of 2.385 tons (2,385kg) of CO2 emissions.
Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone
Via Ghibellina 190r
Dr. Fernanda Russo designed a line of home fragrances dedicated to Florentine-born artists. For a truly romantic aroma, gift your partner Giotto’s Il Primo Bacio, inspired by his painting of a first kiss portrayed in the artist’s fresco in Padua’s Scrovegni Chapel. A red-colored perfume, the amorous blend of cashmere wood and camellia flowers creates a floral amber scent that is said to induce cuddling.
Shop the perfumes here or buy in store.
GETAWAY FOR TWO
Four Seasons Florence
Borgo Pinti, 99
Create an unforgettable weekend in a palatial hotel that allows you and your partner to relax and focus on each other, forgetting all the rest. Secluded in a beautiful space with a private garden, the hotel provides the perfect break from real life. The Four Seasons Florence Valentine’s Day Stay Package includes the choice of lunch or dinner after your arrival with a four-course menu selected by Chef Vito Mollica and breakfast the next morning. Couples will also receive 25% off massages and spa treatments.
Book your room here.
Piazza Sant’Elisabetta, 3
Feel the magic of the city with Hotel Brunelleschi’s remarkable view of the Cathedral and downtown Florence. Their love festivities spread over 5 days, from February 12 to 16. Guests will be welcomed to their suites or rooms with chocolate, two soft terry bathrobes, and a customizable setup from the room fragrance to their favorite fresh flowers. There will also be the choice of dinner for two in the Salone delle Feste on either February 13 with a meat dish as the main course or on the 14th with a seafood menu prepared by Michelin star chef Rocco de Santis.
Visit their website to reserve.
Piazza Ognissanti, 3
The Westin Excelsior Hotel’s incredible Valentine’s package includes a candlelit dinner at their rooftop restaurant, Sesto on Arno, designed by Executive Chef Marco Migliorati. With panoramic views of the river and the southside of town, and twinkling lights above, an evening spent here is sure to make anyone fall in love all over again.
Call +39 05527151 or visit their website to reserve.
Use promo code A1475 for even more deals.
Female Artisans Florence
Borgo San Frediano 131r
The Female Artisans Florence collective is hosting a Screen Printing workshop on Saturday, February 13 in collaboration with the current exhibiting brand, Ink-P Design. At its most basic level, screen printing is the process of ink pressing a design stenciled on a mesh screen onto a desired product, thus producing a vivid, colorful image. All tools and designs will be provided. Each person can bring 4 – 5 pieces to print on from t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, and paper or canvases.
Mud Pottery Club
Via Faentina, 105
Get your hands dirty while recreating the Ghost fantasy of your dreams. For only €30 a pair, couples can enjoy a 1-hour ceramics session at Mud Pottery Club on Sunday from 5 – 9 pm.
Check out the event here.
Call +39 3287033744 to reserve a time.
Florence Limo Tours
Spend a day by booking an itinerary in the Tuscan countryside. Local guides Angelo Chiarlone and Giulia Castelli bring Tuscany lovers “The Love Tour.” The afternoon will be spent visiting Fattoria Uccelliera, a beautiful Tuscan estate and vineyard in the town of Fauglia. Surrounded by cypress trees and rolling green hills, the property provides the perfect atmosphere for couples. Between touring the property, guests will also immerse themselves in a wine tasting and a classic Italian lunch. The day will conclude with a coffee and some exploring in the nearby medieval village of Lari. The all-included trip costs €85 a head with a group maximum of four people (six if related family members).
Email or call Angelo at +39 3356744266 to reserve.
Femmes en Trio
Composed of a cellist, pianist, and a soprano vocalist, this talented trio will set the mood for a romantic evening never to be forgotten. Trained in classical numbers, to Italian ballads, to pop tunes, there is no shortage of songs from them that will serenade you away. Specific songs can also be requested. You and your partner will also get to savor delicious aperitivo prepared by personal chef Gabriele Mauro, all within a traditional Tuscan home near Boboli Gardens. The romantic affair starts at €220 for two with a maximum of four people.
Commemorate your love with a customized photo session with photographer Arianna Signorini. Let her capture your love story in a way you’ve never seen before with images to last you a lifetime. Her starting package (€195) includes a 30-minute shoot around Santo Spirito and Ponte Vecchio.
Check out her work here.