How to Propose in Florence

Featured Florence Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Florence
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

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Rajan & Chandni's Proposal Story in Florence

How did you meet?

Work

Best tip for proposing in Florence

San Miniato church is beautiful and the pictures are stunning! It is a busy spot particularly later in the day as sun sets, but in my opinion a perfect picture for a proposal.

Proposed in Florence in November

Emma in Florence for Flytographer


Brandon's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

We met in 8th grade, became high school sweethearts, and dated for 6 years before getting engaged. We've traveled to 18 different countries together and we spend our entire days together -- it was about time :)

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Florence is one of our favorite cities in the world! Hands down the most beautiful.

What is your proposal story?

Our photographer, Alberto, was hiding out in the pre-planned spot, right on time. Everything went flawlessly and Leah had no idea it was coming!

Proposed in Florence in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alberto in Florence for Flytographer


Ephraim's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

I was a trainee at that time at Jessica's workplace and as it was my first day, I chose a desk and took a seat. Little did I know that that seat was her favourite desk in the office and so when she came in, she found me sitting there. During the day we got to know each other better and became friends rather than just work colleagues. The most thing that impressed me the most was her smile and how I made her laugh. One day I texted her asking her to meet up at a lounge by the sea and that was our first date. As we started meeting more frequently, I knew she was the one as we have a very similar character and we also support each other in all our hobbies, passions and careers.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I chose this proposal destination as once a friend of ours mentioned that she went to Florence on a holiday and we saw some of the photos she took on her Instagram. We immediately fell in love with the scenery, the art and its rich history. As we also recently bought our first property together, we were a bit tight on finances to be able to travel and so I did my best to save up and surprise her with a vacation of a lifetime. As this place remained on our minds, it immediately popped up especially the location of San Miniato.

What is your proposal story?

Initially so as to for her to take leave from work, I told her that we were going to go for a week vacation in Gozo. As soon as I gave her the news that we were instead going to Florence, I mentioned that we were going to see a choir concert for the celebration of the 1000 years of history of San Miniato so that she would pack up a lovely dress for the occasion! As the day arrived we walked up to the place and passed by the photographer who was acting as a tourist. After around 5 minutes catching our breath after climbing all those stairs, I took Jessica as close to the photographer as possible and took a selfie. Immediately after taking a bad selfie on purpose, I told Jessica that we should ask someone to take the photo for us and so I asked the photographer who was close to us on purpose. He took a photo for us using my phone and then offered to take a professional photograph and send it to us by email after stating that he has a much better and professional camera than my phone. That done as soon as he said "This is beautiful" (the code phrase for me to propose), I turned away from Jessica as if I had just sneezed. As soon as I had my back facing her, I took out the ring and then turned and got down on my knees and asked her to marry me. She was not expecting for me to propose and she said "Ehe!!" which means Yes in Maltese. Every one near the chapel started clapping and some even took pictures. It was a memorable and breathtaking moment which we will surely remember throughout our lives. We then proceeded with a photoshoot as a reminder of that day.

Proposed in Florence in October

Alberto in Florence for Flytographer


Benjamin's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

My fiance and I met at a bar. We were both there with friends and suddenly my friend came up to me to tell me we were leaving. But I noticed my friend talk with a girl he had met so I stuck behind and was just hanging out on my own. I am 6'5 and can see over most of the bar and fiance is 5'7 so she is fairly tall as well. All night I had been making eye contact with her but was to afraid to go talk to her. Finally her roommate who she had know for only 2 weeks walks over to me introduces herself and the says this is Lettie and walks away. The bar was crowded and loud and I wouldn't hear her name. Finally after a minute of me still not understand she said "Lettie like in Fast and the Furious" I replied "ohh do you like to drive really fast cars?" she replied "no." At that point I figured I blew it but we talked the rest of the night and the rest is history.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Lettie studied abroad in Florence 7 years ago and hadn't been back since. Her favorite spot is Piazza Michelangelo. I knew proposing at that spot would mean the world to her.

What is your proposal story?

It was amazing. After hiking up to the Piazza I got us into position for the photographer. Lettie was shocked and couldn't have been happier.

Proposed in Florence in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sonya in Florence for Flytographer


Danny's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

We met at college. I knew she was the one when we started traveling and had the same thrill of going on adventures together.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Florence was both of our favorite city in the world separately. We had never been there together. So much beauty and creativity has come from FLorence that it was the perfect location to come together and propose.

What is your proposal story?

The proposal was perfect! We got to the top of the hill with the church in the background our photographer was there in perfect pretend tourist gear. I asked him to take a photo he pretended that he wanted to take a better photo and email to us. I got down on one knee and the rest is history!

Proposed in Florence in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alberto in Florence for Flytographer


Kimberly's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

We met about 5 years ago and became friends instantly. We were living in different states (me in DC and her in Boston) but we talked on the phone often and kept in very close contact. There was always some undeniable pull towards each other. A few years later (and many trips back and forth between DC and Boston) we started dating. And the rest is history. I found my best friend, my travel buddy, my roommate- it has been the most perfect adventure. I couldn't see myself making all of these amazing memories with anyone else.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

It was both our first times visiting Florence, Italy and I wanted to make it the most memorable trip. Florence is a picturesque and romantic city, I knew the proposal moment and all the photos would be beautiful.

What is your proposal story?

The proposal was perfect. The sunset and the view from the Piazzale Michelangelo/ San Miniato Church was absolutely breathtaking. It was a private location, which is what we wanted. I'm so glad the photographer (Emma) suggested it!

Proposed in Florence in July

Emma in Florence for Flytographer


Ankur's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

We have known each other for almost two years and hit it off immediately. Both have an interest in filling up our passports and spending time with friends. Ankur knew she was the one when she first cooked. Raakhi knew he was the one when he liked her cooking. 

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were planning a trip to Italy for a friend’s surprise birthday. We have both been to Rome multiple times but neither of us had explored Florence. I thought it would be a good way to remember the city. 

What is your proposal story?

Alberto did it all. He recommended the Piazzale Michelangelo and insisted on getting there before the crowds. Alberto acted like a tourist, offered to take our photo, then hid for the proposal. The lighting was perfect and it was exactly what I was hoping for. 

Proposed in Florence in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alberto in Florence for Flytographer


Brandon's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

We met at a concert and immediately hit it off. She gave me her phone number but 1 digit off ('accidentally') but with a little bit of luck i managed to get in contact with her again. We went on a date the following week and the rest is history!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Italy is her destination vacation and a proposal in Italy could not have been more perfect.

What is your proposal story?

After asking Alberto to take our picture under the guise of him being a tourist photographer, which she insisted photographers don't like taking cell phone pictures for people, i proposed overlooking the city of Florence at San Miniato Church. With a little bit of crying she agreed and said yes. Alberto did a great job of capturing the moment we had.

Proposed in Florence in May

Alberto in Florence for Flytographer


Kade's Proposal Story in Florence

What is your love story?

We met while in law school together in Houston, Texas in 2015, and started dating at the end of our second semester. We knew we were each other's soulmate when our dry humor and religious, political, moral, and societal views aligned without conflict - or when every little annoying thing became endearing!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were going to be traveling throughout France and Italy but after reading and hearing about Florence, nestled in the heart of Tuscany, I knew this would be the place that would steal our hearts. Florence had everything we could dream of, a beautiful landscape, small town feel, vibrant culture, and of course wonderful food.

What is your proposal story?

On March 8, 2018, Kade and Mikayla woke up to the clearest sunrise Florence, Italy had seen in days (It had been raining all week, which prompted Kade to move the proposal a day later than originally planned). Kade told Mikayla he had booked breakfast at the restaurant off the Piazzale Michelangelo - which overlooks the entire city, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Duomo, colorful rolling hills, and distant villages included - to commemorate their last day in their new favorite city before heading to Rome. He told Mikayla the only requirement was that they had to dress nice and wake up earlier than usual so as not to lose their reservation. (This had been a concern for their museum tours, and Kade knows how fashionably late Mikayla can be.) When the two got there, they walked around for a few minutes and made their way to the staircase Kade kept saying he wanted to see. There was a man hovering near the steps, but he looked friendly, so Mikayla asked him if he could take their photo with her phone. He then offered to take one with his camera and to send it to them via email. The two accepted, and the next thing Mikayla knew Kade was holding her hands and getting down on one knee! Kade booked Alberto Sarrantino to capture the entire moment and a photo shoot followed. It was absolutely perfect and their friends still talk about the photos. Mikayla says she should’ve known about the pending proposal when Kade wanted to take a selfie that morning (which NEVER happens and which he ended up sending to Alberto to let him know what they looked like); when Kade went back to the room because he forgot "something" but didn't provide details like he usually does (which felt skeptical but Mikayla did not question it); or when a simple Internet search would have shown that no such restaurant existed!

Proposed in Florence in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alberto in Florence for Flytographer


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