Aperitivo is a great way to enjoy happy hour with your friends while enjoying some free snacks. Most of them offer this deal of 8-10€ for a drink and food and usually run from 6-8pm. A great way to start your evening!
Here are some of our favorites:
Florence has a plethora of bars and other locals such as latin bars and Irish pubs.
Here are some of our student's favorites:
Disco's / Clubs
Florence has a very active night life with new places opening all the time. Here are some that we recommend:
Concerts and Musical Events
Florence is full of live events throughout the year such as: classical music concerts, jazz concerts, gigs, theatre pieces and other shows. There are some places where the shows are even free. For example, every Monday evening during the academic year, the Conservatorio di Musica Cherubini, Piazza delle Belle Arti 2, offers free classical music concerts. If you love jazz, a place to go is Pinocchio Jazz , Viale Giannotti 13, Tel: 055 683 388.
Theaters in Florence:
Corso Italia 16,
Tel: 055 211158.
Teatro della Pergola
Via della Pergola, 12,
Tel: 055 2479651.
Via Ghibellina, 99,
Tel: 055 212320.
Movies in English
During the week there are some cinemas, which show movies in original language, but the most famous is next to piazza Strozzi: the Cinema Odeon, (Via Sassetti 1), Tel: 055 214968, that has original language movies during the whole week.
You can see the program of Odeon here.
Another good place to keep in mind is The British Institute of Florence, Lungarno Guicciardini 23, Tel: 055 267781 which organizes mini-festivals dedicated to various directors with movies and cineforum session in English. There will be cinema brochures available at the front desk as soon as we receive updated information on autumn showings.