Florence Journals

Florence After Sunset

A travel journal to Florence by Stella

Quote: Florence nightlife is a mix of tourist spots and local favorites. Read on to find out where the best of both worlds party it up.

Florence After Sunset

Overview

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Highlights include scoping out who's wearing what and sampling a new selection of wines and liquors.

Quick Tips:

Arrive early to avoid crowds, though the scene here never gets as unruly as it does in the States.

Best Way To Get Around:

Taxis or scooters are the best ways to get around unless you are in the center of town, in which case walking is sufficient.

Robin Hood Tavern

Attraction

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Wednesday is Ladies Night at Robin Hood Tavern and it finds itself amazingly more crowded with American students and the Italians who love them than usual. Once inside, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a pub in the center of London- loud, smoky and plenty of beer pouring from the tap. But the great Italian food (lunch), televisions showing quirky Italian gameshows and a typically flirtatious bartender remind you that you are not. With its central location (a block up from the Duomo) and friendly atmosphere, it is packed to capacity on weekends.

more info at www.pubrobinhood.it

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 17, 2001

Robin Hood Tavern
Via dell’Oriuolo 58r
Florence, Italy

Piazza Liberta

Attraction | "Parterre/ Open On-Air"

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Concerts, architecture and writing seminars, literary meetings, free Italian films, a book store, pizzeria and art gallery all make Parterre a big attraction in the summer months. As soon as you walk into the outdoor plaza, you’ll see a bar, which gets good around midnight even on Sunday’s, and then a circle sunk into the middle of the park. Movies are shown here and tables for a drink or pizza offer a great view of the crowd, which is generally young and artsy. You won’t find any tourists, as only the locals or Italians from neighboring towns would venture outside the center of Florence.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 17, 2001

Piazza Liberta
Piazza Liberta
Florence, Italy

Lido Bar

Attraction | "The Lido"

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The Lido is a free, and therefore crowded, outdoor bar overlooking the Arno and Oltrarno. Vocal house music, pitchers of Sangria and late night crowds make this 15-minute walk from the Uffizzi worth it. Order a drink, stare out at Florence at night, meet the locals and definitely take a taxi home.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 17, 2001

Lido Bar
Lungarno
Florence, Italy

Capocaccia

Attraction | "Cappocaccia"

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Right on the Arno, steps away from Ferragamo’s flagship store, Capocaccia is the place to see and be seen. Between eight and two every night, you’ll find Florence’s prettiest leaning on the wall of the Arno or mingling outside by the coveted tables and free finger food. Dress is trendy designer and sexy but you can wear jeans if the label is right.

Free appetizers like curry risotto, mixed crostini with artichoke spread, salmon cream cheese or the usual tomatoes and basil and sliced fennel or carrots dressed in salt, pepper and olive oil are another draw. Fancy cars pull up, bringing Florence’s well to do and tanned to enjoy the sunset and a few drinks.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 17, 2001

Capocaccia
Lungarno Corsini, 12r
Florence, Italy 50123
+39 055210751

Organ Concerts

Attraction

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There’s nothing quite like listening to a Bach organ concert while sitting in a church in Florence. The forceful sound of the pipes filling a room with marble statues, candles and paintings is both humbling and inspiring. At Santa Maria de’ Ricci during the month of August, performances of The Four Seasons, N. Paganini and Ave Maria happen every night at 9 pm. It’s a great way to see smaller churches in a different setting and to support local musicians. At times, the organists play with their feet! The concert lasts for about an hour and costs 20.000 liras, which goes towards a restoration of the church. No student discounts are available.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 17, 2001

Organ Concerts
Chiesa Santa Maria de’ Ricci , Via del Corso
Florence, Italy

Salamanca Bar

Attraction | "SALAMANCA"

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Salamanca is a guaranteed hotspot for people watching, especially if that means flirting with Florentines and Italian tourists. A flamboyant Spanish theme includes colorful wall murals, dark wood paneling, lively music and a dance floor that stretches out to every corner of the three-roomed bar. Order nachos, tortillas, burritos, Sangria, or a smooth red wine and pick your spot either at a table or at the crowded bar. The music varies from flamenco spiced with jazz to Latin house or meringue.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2002

Salamanca Bar
Via Ghibellina 80r
Florence, Italy