Kanye West's daughter was conceived in Florence.

The 'Bound 2' hitmaker and his fiancee Kim Kardashian - who have 10-month-old daughter North together - are expected to marry in Italy later this month, and the rapper has revealed the city will always be special to him and the reality TV star.

He said: ''I adore Florence. I love Italy and the Italian lifestyle. To tell you the truth, I already came to the banks of the Arno [river] with Kim last year, just the two of us, incognito.

''I think that our daughter North was conceived here among the Renaissance masterpieces. It was our first honeymoon. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world--for me the most beautiful in Europe.''

The 36-year-old star is a ''romantic'' partner and says his family will always come first.

In an interview with Florence's La Nazione newspaper, he said: ''[I'm] very happy. I am a romantic: for Mother's Day I gave Kim a wall of flowers. Family is everything for me, the antidote to the pressure of fame. Family and creativity relax me. I am happy to create for my family.''

Kanye credits Kim as his muse and says they ''consult'' one another on their wardrobes.

He said: ''I consult her on elegance and what I wear. And she does the same for me. Today as a musician I like to dress in a less showy way than in the past.''

While spending time in Florence, the 'Yeezus' star has been studying with fashion designer Ermanno Scervino and making new music.

He said: ''I am composing a whole album, 'Made in Florence'.''