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Summer spots in Florence 2022

Our list of the most happening places in Florence this summer, to grab a drink or a bite to eat whilst enjoying the great outdoors.

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5 nightlife spots in Florence

Whether it’s a drag show, live music or late-night karaoke, check out these 5 nightlife spots for a fun night out in Florence.

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The Stellar: Botany meets mixology

25-year-old bartender Nicola Spaggiari brings his own flair to the innovative cocktail bar and restaurant The Stellar in San Frediano.

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Somewhat strange: nightlife in Florence

Florence has a timeless beauty that echoes throughout the city walls, providing a panoramic backdrop for its flourishing nightlife. Picture this: it’s an autumn evening in piazza Santo Spirito and ...

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Give the gift of Florence

Gift giving is sometimes difficult, but not at all so when you’re presented with the option of wrapping up an entire city under the Christmas tree. This year, Destination Florence ...

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Estate Fiorentina 2021

Four months of fun make up this year’s Estate Fiorentina programme of cultural allsorts, setting us up for a memorable summer. With 15 festivals, 146 projects and a countless number ...

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New Year’s Eve 2020 in Florence

If you’re in Florence this New Year’s Eve, it probably means you’re wondering where to have your fill of lentils, cotechino and culture. Here’s our guide to New Year’s Eve ...

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What to do in August in Florence

August can feel like a slow month in Florence with shops closing and everyone hitting the beach. But if you’re around, seek shelter from the heat at some of these ...

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For a break from Florence nightlife, Bologna beckons

Searching for a big sabato sera?  Only 35 minutes from Florence by Freccia lies a city of towers and tortellini, home to the oldest university in Europe. Whether you still ...

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Day-by-day ideas for August in Florence

First August in Florence? This is the month of shop closures and “chiuso per ferie” signs as most residents run for the beach. Outdoor cinema and cultural events are still ...

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Where to ring in 2018 in Florence and surrounding areas

Florence and Tuscany are all lit up for the height of the holiday season, with mulled wine still being sipped at the markets for a few more days. As busy as ...

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Rooftop bars in Florence

Dive out of the sun and into the dolce vita on Florence’s rooftops. We checked out some of the most happening spots to survey the city from on high, as well ...

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Where to hear jazz in Florence every day of the week

Duke Ellington once said that jazz is a good barometer of freedom. Over the years, the genre has spread its wings over Florence, breathing life into a new generation of ...

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New Year’s Eve 2016 events in Florence, Italy

Piazza Pitti is the place to be this New Year’s Eve in Florence. For the first time in Florentine history, the square with the stately backdrop will host the end-of-year ...

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Where to do karaoke

First things first: karaoke is a serious business in Italy. It may prove a challenge to wrestle the microphone out of the hands of the semi-professional and perfectly groomed soprano in charge of the evening. You should also bear in mind that a sober Italian audience might not find

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Where to find live music in Florence

Beyond the many traditional trattorias and aperitivo bars on offer in Florence, where does one go to hear live music? Not only does the city offer an array of intimate ...

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