Florence Welch wants to become a mother.

The Florence and the Machine singer would like to start a family at some point but needs to find a man and lead a more settled life.

Florence - who was previously in a long-term relationship with Stuart Hammond and was recently linked to events organiser James Nesbitt - said: ''I do really want to have a family at some point. And have a relationship that actually works. And stay in the same place for three months. Being a performer is so much of who I am but I really want to live in Rome. I'd like to live in Rome. I'd like to feed my brain for a bit, see some art, learn Italian. Or get an English literature degree. Or go back to art college.''

Florence also said she would love to wrote a poetry book as writing and reading is so important to her.

She told Stylist magazine: ''I've always been a voracious reader. I read in the strangest of places; a speedboat in Mexico, I'm reading; trekking in Brazil - we'll stop at a waterfall, I'll read.

''Perhaps I'd write a poetry compilation. I collect poetry and short stories that have influenced me. My life is scrapbook. I'm a collector of information. Even down to ticket stubs.''