Florence is well-known for providing study abroad students a great time. But finding a place to get away from the younger crowd can be a challenge in a city so popular with colleges and universities. Fortunately, there’s Flo’, providing fun for a more mature clientele.
It’s one of the most exclusive clubs in the city, but once you get in, you’ll see why there’s a line eagerly waiting to enter.
The view of Florence from Flo' is spectacular — Photo courtesy of Flo' Lounge
Flo' Lounge is closed in the fall and winter, but it opens up when the weather starts to turn and the nights are warm and humid. You might have to climb the steps to Piazzale Michelangelo, but taking the extra time to enjoy the scenery and seeing Florence at night is one of the benefits of having the club located in this spot.
Dinner is served here, and visitors can partake in a good meal before the space turns into a dance floor and music is played.
The cocktails are standard: you won’t find anything too outlandish or unique. But Flo’ does a quality job of keeping the atmosphere upbeat throughout the night.
The staff is known to be slightly discriminatory on attire, so make sure you take the time to dress your best before you pull up to the door.
A sample of the aperitivo at Flo' — Photo courtesy of Flo' Lounge
Those who are thinking about making a night out of Flo’ should arrive early, because it tends to be such a popular spot among both the locals and the tourists. The line often stretches out past the entrance door and it can take up to an hour to get in.
You might want to think about looking into having early aperitivo, instead. For the price of a drink, you can enter and spend the rest of the night there until things start to pick up.
You’ll pay about 10 euro for drinks, but it also includes a buffet of aperitivo and the cover fee. After that, cocktails are a bit less (around 7 euro), which is comparable to many other bars and clubs within the area.
Flo' is open almost every day except Monday, so those wanting to avoid a crowd should consider looking into going on a day like Sunday when there is less of a party crowd.
Taking a walk across the city and up the steps to Piazzle Michelangelo is recommended for the view, but climbing the steps in a pair of heels and a nice dress can be a challenge.
Cabs can be hired to get you there. Just keep in mind that you’ll be paying 18 euro or so in order to save your feet!