Florence is a romantic city wherever you look at it. Every corner inspires delicacy. It’s a dream to see sunsets near the river Arno, the sun is going down slowly and stains every building and gradually the lights light up to give way to a magic show. The Ponte Vecchio is fantastic! and the jewels you can see are so beautiful to seem unreal. It’s an unforgettable city.
At the corner of Piazza Santissima Annunziata and Via dei Servi is Palazzo Grifoni.
At first glance and for those who do not know the history, it may seem just another of the many palaces that there are in Florence; but this palace hides one of the most beautiful love stories of this city, on the facade of this building there is a particular: a window always open.
A Florentine legend tells that towards the end of 1500 a descendant of the Grifoni family entered the war. His wife ran to the window to say goodbye one last time before the trip and she did not move from there for the rest of her life. She always looked forward to her husband’s return; but he never came back and when the woman died the window was closed.
There are two versions of what happened next. The first says that the neighbors, moved by the deep love story, have promised to always leave the window open so that, in a certain sense, this love will never end.
The second, however, claims that when they closed the window, the furniture started to shake and all the objects that were inside the room flew away. But everything calmed down when the window was reopened.
Both have something in common, the love between two people lasts and is as strong as the two people want and are willing to love the other person.
For this reason, from our humble contribution, we ask you never to stop wanting, to always be carried away and never to put aside your feelings.
The fourth most studied language in the world is classified as the language of love, for its sweetness and musicality of its intonation.
A clear example that the feeling of love is very alive in Italy is that a great and well-known writer, like Shakespeare, decided to set the most epic love story of all time in Italy ... This is due to the many love stories that exist in all its cities, in its culture, in the way of being of all its inhabitants and in the feeling of affection that is breathed in every one of its streets.
Let yourself be enveloped by the sweet melody of Italian and tell your partner a romantic phrase like: "For the world you are just someone, for me you are the world", "True love is manifested in small gestures, in looks you wait, in unexpected caresses, in silent present that says more than a thousand words "
OUR WINE TOUR IN FLORENCE LEADS YOU TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE OLTRARNO, A HISTORIC DISTRICT WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE TRUE STYLE OF FLORENTINE WINE, FAR FROM THE CLASSIC WINE STREETS WITH A LARGE GLASS IN YOUR HAND, IN A VERY ROMANTIC SETTING.
Starting from the Ponte Vecchio where you can capture one of the most romantic postcards in Florence, our guides will take you around the Oltrarno, the soul of the Florentine workshops where you can find the perfect detail for your great love. As you walk, enjoy the sunset and the best views of Florence while you are surrounded by beautiful squares, gardens and palaces. Our experienced guides will explain to you what you will encounter on your way, show you the history of the city and also point you to the places you may have missed. With this, our guides will help you understand and feel the atmosphere of the neighborhood.
IN TASTING YOU CAN TASTE BOTTLES OF WHITE AND RED WINE AND TASTE CHIANTI, FAMOUS TUSCAN WINE.
IN ADDITION, YOU CAN CHOOSE WITH YOUR LOVE WHICH WINE YOU LIKE AND TURN IT INTO A SPECIAL DRINK THAT WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOU REMEMBER YOUR LOVE AND YOUR VISIT TO FLORENCE.
Each of them is perfectly combined with special snacks prepared by a well-known local merchant. Each drink intensifies the taste of local croutons on which you will have a snack. At the end of the tasting, we will have a glass of wine to bring as we continue to our next destination!
After this delicious aperitif, the visit continues with a walk (and a glass of wine in hand) through the traditional area of Florence. When you cross the beautiful Ponte Vecchio at night, you will realize how spectacular the city is in the dark. The itinerary will take you to the political and religious center of the city, ideal for those who have not yet seen it. And even if you’ve already seen it, visiting it with our guides will be a unique experience.
Finally, the wine tour will take you to a final destination: the Cathedral. Enjoy the glory of the Duomo with a glass of wine and a plate of croutons. Admiring the Cathedral at night is an exceptional experience, there are fewer people and less confusion, since it is also a more intimate place to enjoy with your love in the moonlight.
A snack in front of the cathedral is the perfect way to end our spectacular wine hike at sunset.
Here the link of our Wine Tour at Sunset: https://www.madeoftuscany.it/florence-winetour-at-sunset/