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May 25, 2023

The most beautiful summer clubs in Florence

The best summer outdoor spaces for evenings of good food and fun

In an increasingly green Florence, there are many venues that open in summer to bring a breath of fresh air and lightheartedness to the city. That's why we decided to take you on a tour to discover the most elegant and charming ones, with dreamy panoramic views, large terraces or cosy dehors. Let's discover together those not to be missed!

If you are looking for the most beautiful panoramic terraces in Florence, click here, while here you will find the best restaurants in town and here the aperitifs not to be missed!

The Lodge Club
Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 1
ph. +39 055 284874

A restaurant and lounge bar at the foot of Piazzale Michelangelo, The Lodge Club is the perfect place to spend summer evenings in the city. You can arrive at sunset time to enjoy a nice aperitif in their beautiful bar The Jungle, in front of one of the most beautiful views of the city of Florence, go there for a tasty and elegant dinner in their Dining Club, an ambience of international taste and design, or for a fun evening with friends as some of the best DJs in town and beyond take to the decks every night.

The Lodge (ph. Alessandro Moggi)

Colle Bereto
Piazza degli Strozzi, 5
ph. +39 055 286601

With a large dehors in one of the most iconic squares in the historic centre of Florence, Piazza degli Strozzi, Colle Bereto has become a reference point for the city's nightlife. Lively and elegant, it is a venue with two souls, the more formal daytime one, and the more lively night-time one. Colle Bereto is in fact open from early in the morning until late at night, when it hosts the best DJs on the international scene and allows you to dance to the notes of the latest hits.

Colle Bereto

Harry’s Bar The Garden
Via Il Prato, 40r
ph. +39 055 277 1704

Harry's Bar The Garden is the result of the merger of two Florentine institutions: Harry's Bar and the 5-star Sina Villa Medici hotel. The Bar is located in the hotel's beautiful garden with swimming pool and continues the tradition of the American Bar, thanks to which Harry's Bar was included by the Daily Meal in the list of the 150 best bars in the world and among the first three in Italy. Every Thursday there is a fresh and elegant aperitif in collaboration with Firenze made in Tuscany.

Garden Pool Night, SINA Villa Medici

Santa Cocktail Bar
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 1
ph. +39 337 1625009

Born from the passion for mixing of a group of friends, the Santa Cocktail Bar is an elegant and very youthful place located in one of the most beautiful squares in Florence, that of Santa Maria Novella. Their colourful cocktails are served in glasses of the most bizarre shapes and are prepared with carefully chosen spirits and liqueurs from the best brands and homemade fresh fruit syrups. Experimentation is also the watchword in the kitchen: their dishes are a melting pot of international experiences. Special attention is also paid to sustainability: no plastic containers, straws or plates.

Santa Cocktail Club

Caffè Concerto Paszkowski
Piazza della Repubblica, 6
ph. +39 055 210236

Founded in 1904 and joined the Locali Storici d'Italia in 1991, this café is an institution in the city. Not only for its splendid location, Piazza della Repubblica, but also for the elegance of its furnishings, which are listed by the Soprintendenza delle Belle Arti, and for its tasty food and drink menu. This summer's cocktail list is a tribute to the great classics but without neglecting experimentation: the Twelve Evolutions born from the skilful hands of Luca Manni enhance the greatest traditional recipes through a personal and original reinterpretation.


Villa Vittoria
Viale Filippo Strozzi, 2
ph. +39 347 7077014

A refined and elegant venue, Villa Vittoria welcomes its guests in a finely furnished garden full of plants. The bar's excellent cocktails are carefully prepared by experienced and professional bartenders. For aperitifs, there are four street food islands to choose from: pizza from Ti Stuzzico, Mexican flavours from Maeez, the legendary 180 gram hamburgers and Tuscan cuisine from La Beppa Fioraia restaurant. While dinner this year has a new formula, comfortably served in the gazebos, with a selection of appetisers and pizza alla pala of ever-changing flavours, with the quality and creativity of Lo Scalco. Every evening from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8 pm onwards, live performances and DJ sets.

Villa Vittoria

Ditta Artigianale Piazza Ferrucci
Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 1r
ph. +39 055 7714875

Inspired by the tropical world, the new Ditta Artigianale is an environment to be experienced throughout the day. The selection of cocktails is entrusted to bartender Emanuele Ventura, who talks about his idea of mixing with a journey into the world of signature cocktails, served with dishes designed specifically for the aperitif. There are also classic drinks and the best gins by Peter in Florence.

Ditta Artigianale Piazza Ferrucci (ph. Leonardo Morfini)

Serre Torrigiani
Via Gusciana, 27
ph. +39 328 966 6268

Located within the Giardino Torrigiani, of which they occupy about one hectare, the Serre Torrigiani are a corner of natural paradise in the very centre of the city, in the San Frediano district. Inside there are three greenhouses of different sizes and design where flowering plants and aromatic herbs are cultivated and small tables are placed where customers can enjoy excellent drinks surrounded by greenery. There is also a restaurant, Serre Bistrot, which serves tasty dishes ranging from typical to international recipes, to be enjoyed surrounded by greenery.

Serre Torrigiani bistro ph. ottavia poli

La Loggetta di Villa Bardini
Costa S. Giorgio, 2

This delightful café is located in the beautiful Villa Bardini Garden, four hectares of woodland, garden and orchard garden flanked by medieval walls and overlooking one of the most beautiful views of the city of Florence. Before you stop at the Loggia of Villa Bardini, you must visit the Villa where beautiful exhibitions are organised. It is indeed the perfect place to combine culture, landscape and entertainment. In addition to the cafeteria, there are excellent and fresh drinks to enjoy at aperitif time.

La Loggetta di Villa Bardini

Manifattura Tabacchi
Via delle Cascine, 35

The new Manifattura Tabacchi is a multifunctional complex created in place of the old Manifattura Tabacchi, a rationalist-style cigar factory built in the first half of the 20th century and decommissioned in 2001. Inside are ateliers, workshops, offices and co-working spaces, residential lofts, a hotel, a student residence and a brewery! It is a youthful and stimulating environment frequented by many artists who are often hosted here for residencies, but also by many young people who enjoy an aperitif or dinner in the two bars that open onto the building's garden.

Manifattura Tabacchi

Picteau Bistrot e Cocktail Bar
Borgo San Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 2726 4997

An elegant bar at the Lungarno Hotel with a beautiful terrace overlooking the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio. If from the outside you can enjoy an incredible panorama, the inside of the Picteau is no less: the bar room is in fact furnished with splendid works of art signed by great 20th century artists such as Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Sironi, Rosai and Marino Marini. The cocktails are carefully prepared by two expert barmen Marco Colonnelli and Vincenzo Civita, try their Vintage Negroni, made with original distillates from the 1950s! Reservation here is compulsory.

Terrazza Picteau Bar & Bistrot ph. Nuri Rashid

La Terrazza Rooftop Bar
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 2r
ph. +39 055 27265987

The Rooftop bar La Terrazza is located at the top of the Torre dei Consorti, an evocative structure of early medieval origin in the historic centre, on the top floor of the Hotel Continentale and thus enjoys a privileged view of Florence's masterpieces: Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio. With an original and varied cocktail list, it is open every day from 3pm to 9pm and is an elegant space in which to enjoy a magnificent sunset. Try the Chandon Garden Spritz, a Moët Chandon Spritz with fresh fruit..

La Terrazza - Hotel Continentale

Caffè Gilli
Via Roma, 1r,
ph. +39 055 213896

Born in 1733 from the passion of a Swiss family for confectionery, it is now part of the Locali Storici d'Italia and is another institution for the Florentines. No longer known only for its confectionery products but also much appreciated for its cuisine, Caffè Gilli is now also a fully-fledged bar, elegant and innovative. The philosophy behind its drink list is based on research and simplicity: classic, contemporary and Signature drinks prepared with care and elegant decoration served in the magnificent setting of Piazza della Repubblica.

Caffè Gilli ph. Dario Garofalo

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