You've seen all the culture and art you can possibly see in one day (that's saying a lot in Florence), and now the evening begins.
To decompress after a day of sightseeing and start your night off right, pay a visit to one of Florence's top wine bars. Sei Divino is located near the Arno River on Borgo Ognissanti. It serves up elegant glasses from some of the most notable regions across Italy. You're also served a small plate of meats like prosciutto, salami and mortadella with cheeses like pecorino and parmigiano reggiano at Sei Divino. There's usually a DJ that plays music throughout the evening. On the weekends, Sei Divino (which is intimate and tiny) is completely packed.
After sunset in Florence, the party begins — Photo courtesy of I-Florence
After a quick drink there, Il Sedano Allegro, a vegetarian restaurant, can be your next stop. They serve all dishes with vegetables and fruit. Some local favorites are Risotto alle Fragole and the Carpaccio di Zucchine con Fiocchi di Gorgonzola. Open and thriving since 1990, Il Sedano Allegro is a great place to eat in Florence, late night or otherwise. Don't skimp on the homemade desserts either–they are one of a kind.
The bar at Il Sedano Allegro — Photo courtesy of 2 Spaghi
A healthy dinner under the belt from Il Sedano Allegro, you're strategically positioned to head to one of the city's hippest bars. Le Murate Caffe Letterario was once an old prison in Florence. It has since been renovated into apartments and a super-trendy bar. Grab a beer or a glass of wine and sit in the idyllic courtyard, admiring the old Tuscan architecture. Since outdoor seating is one of the biggest perks of Le Murate Caffe Letterario, it's mostly a summertime venue
The courtyard of Le Murate — Photo courtesy of Le Murate
Florence has a booming nightlife, and during the summer months especially there's seemingly no end to the variety of venues. For more suggestions, check out my Top Ten Happy Hour list here.