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 the city—crisp, well-lit and spirited (pardon the pun)—looks promising. Spontaneity is in the air. Before you can even say cin-cin, what was initially intended to […]
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 have your student card or not, everyone’s young on a night out in Bologna. Aperitivo / At Cocoa Bar Bistrot (via Altabella 14/a) a […]
Prato has long lived in its neighbor’s shadow. But the second largest city in Tuscany has recently undergone a modern revival with the opening of new locales. With hip crowds and refreshing venues, the city center of Prato may be this summer’s best-kept secret, and
Five bars headquartered in via dei Benci have opened up summer spaces in the Cascine. Gallery, Moyo, Soul Kitchen, Oibò and Kikuya have taken up residence at the often vacant Tamburello allo Sferisterio area under the ‘umbrella’ of Benci Bar. Until August 10, the five bars have decided to join forces in […]
The first thing you should know is that I'm a 16-year-old Italian student at the International School of Florence (ISF). The second thing you should know is that I love this city and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
However, being a student at
Outdoor summer nightlife events in Florence got off to a slow start this year, and when they finally did begin, the opening weekend was hit with cold, windy weather. But after these few initial glitches, night-time activities now seem to be in full swing all over the city.
Much of Florence’s nightlife, especially now that Spring has settled, is to be found outdoors, and not just as a result of the anti-smoking laws implemented earlier this year. Indeed, the open areas of Italian piazze are perfect for evening and late-night hanging out, the cobbled
In this indeterminate twilight zone of pandemic living, I was walking home one evening when realization suddenly dawned that the Christmas lights had been switched on. Bright, beautiful, joyful! Two days of remote work interspersed with an afternoon in the office meant I’d somehow missed seeing the illuminated baubles being hoisted into the sky down […]
“Hot town, summer in the city”: these classic Lovin’ Spoonful lyrics are sure to spring to mind if you’re spending the warmer months in the Tuscan capital. But blazing temperatures take a backseat to all the cultural programming, nightlife and nonstop action set for this year’s edition of Estate Fiorentina, which extends well into […]