Local Hot Spots are in the Altr'Arno Neighborhood

When looking for local nightlife spots in the city, you might not always think to head over to the Altr'arno side in Florence. However, there are plenty of great bars where you find some delicious drinks and aperitivo for good prices. It also gives you a chance to meet some locals and to enjoy a night away from the city center and away from the tourist crowd.

One spot that visitors will definitely want to check out is Il Rifullo where you can find some great foods and drinks. Make sure you try all of the different menu items and look into their cocktails. It's also a great spot to try some brunch when you want a place to eat on a Sunday morning.

Flo' Lounge is one of the most popular clubs in Florence, especially during the summer months when the weather is nice and warm and there is a large crowd with plenty of people willing to dance the night away. Just make sure to dress nicely or you might not be allowed in. Also think about stopping by the nearby Spiaggia sull'Arno, where you can find a laid-back, beach-like atmosphere during the day and a fun place to party at night with spots to get some drinks and some cocktails.

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Negroni Florence Bar
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When you are looking for some delicious aperitivo and a local atmosphere, Negroni offers a fun, vibrant spot with some great cocktails. This is a favorite spot for locals looking to enjoy some fantastic eats and drinks after checking out...  Read More

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Dolce Vita
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Dolce Vita is a small, hidden gem with an art exhibit included and drinks and a DJ. It's a combination of great dance music, contemporary art, and a place to hang out with your friends when you want to check out an environment a little bit...  Read More

Out of the city center and offering a truly local experience, the James Joyce pub offers an Irish pub without the inflated prices and all the good beers. You'll find tourists and expats on a budget here happy to meet new people and share in a...  Read More

A little bit away from the city center is Florence's own local beach where visitors can enjoy some sand without heading to the coast. During the year, multiple events are held on this little sandy patch of land. Drinks and food are available,...  Read More

Historic Center

Offering a garden and some amazing aperitivo and wine selections, this hidden spot a ways away from the city center offers a lot to those looking for something a bit more local than your typical nightlife spot. A wonderful staff caters to those...  Read More

Located on the stunning Piazzale Michelangelo, Flo' is one of the hottest spots to head to in the summer. You won't find a place in Florence better to party at, and the views are well-worth the difficult climb up to the top (you might want to...  Read More


Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa

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