Articles for Nightlife

Notte Bianca and San Giovanni fireworks

Notte Bianca and San Giovanni fireworks February 23, 2012 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Fireworks lighting up the sky on a warm summer night while people gather in Santo Spirito and listen to music and eat street food. These events only happen in Florence and they happen every summer. As the month of June ends, Florence celebrates its patron saint, St John the Baptist or San Giovanni. This...

Girls’ Night Out: Minglin’ with Italians

Girls’ Night Out: Minglin’ with Italians November 16, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
When celebrated just being fabulous in Florence there are certain places you should frequent to feel like a woman. An elegant yet exciting night really pumps any gal pal up to take on the city of Florence. Let’s paint the town red, green and white as you stroll to the locales that really scream ladies...

Delicious Panini made by Florentines

Delicious Panini made by Florentines October 2, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Sandwich in Italian is “panino”. When in Florence you must experience the panini that can be found in many cafes and bars. But the ones that are delectable and scrumptious are hard to come by. As they are full of fresh prosciutto, pecorino, mozzarella…ok my mouth is watering. These places are...

Rooftop Bars and Terraces of Florence

Rooftop Bars and Terraces of Florence August 25, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
As much as there are plenty of places to eat and drink in Florence, the most common question I get is what places have the best views of this enchanting city. These rooftop bars have views that you can see all four sides of Florence. Eating with the birds, well not really. La Rinascente department...

Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining in Florence

Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining in Florence August 23, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
One thing that Florence and Italy has, is the fabulous outdoor dining. With the views of a time you are able to relive over and over again. Experiencing the authentic food that is Tuscan and chatting with fabulous waiters, you learn to appreciate the art of eating out in Italy. Adoring the tastes, sounds...

Students in Florence: Where to eat, Where to go

Students in Florence: Where to eat, Where to go September 20, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Let’s go back 8 years when Katie was a student.  Well, I frequented places that really aren’t my cup of tea now.  My experience was amazing.  It changed the way I look at the world outside the US.  I was based in Fiesole about a 20 minute bus ride from Piazza San Marco, for 3 months in 2002....

An Evening at Cantina Barbagianni

An Evening at Cantina Barbagianni September 16, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
I arrived a bit later than my intended arrival at Cantina Barbagianni .  I was greeted kindly by Efrem, one of the owners.  He explained the locale to me, what they usually have going on.  They have a back room for business lunches if need be, lined with wine bottles along the walls.  It definitely...

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 3

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 3 August 27, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
You have crossed the big blue ocean to entice your taste buds of the Tuscan cuisine.  You are walking along the cobblestones in Florence and decide to stop in a Trattoria, Osteria or Ristorante.  What is the difference between the 3 types of eating establishments? A Trattoria is considered less formal...

Top 10 Wine Bars in Florence

Top 10 Wine Bars in Florence April 8, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When you think of Tuscany, wine definitely comes to mind.  I sit here now writing this article with a nice red wine next to me.  Wine is something that fits with a plate of pasta, a bistecca fiorentino and of course with cheese and olives.  Wine bars are around every corner in Florence, but only the...