Top Choice Bar in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

La Terrazza Lounge Bar

This rooftop bar with a wood-decked terrace accessible from the 5th floor of the Hotel Continentale is as chic as one would expect of a fashion-house hotel. Its aperitivo buffet is a modest affair (simple nuts and j…
Bar in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


You need to know about this cafe-bar, near Ponte Vecchio, to find it. Vintage furniture – all for sale – creates a hip, shabby-chic vibe and the tiny terrace feels delightfully far from the madding crowd on summer e…
Cocktail Bar in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


Strike up a conversation with passionate mixologist Marco at Mayday. Within seconds you'll be hooked on his mixers and astonishing infusions, all handmade using wholly Tuscan ingredients. Think pancetta-infused whis…
Cafe in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


Popular with locals who come for coffee taken standing up at the lovely long bar, this is the most famous of the historic cafes on the city's old Roman forum. Gilli has been serving delectable cakes, chocolates, fru…
Wine Bar in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


With its old stone vaults, scrubbed wooden tables and refreshingly modern air, this enoteca run by the dynamic Nicolas is spacious and stylish. The wine list features bags of Tuscan greats and unknowns, and outstand…
Cafe in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


The last remaining bastion of genteel old Florence on Via de' Tornabuoni, this tiny cafe was born in 1885 opposite an English pharmacy as a delicatessen serving truffles in its repertoire of tasty morsels. Bite-size…
Cafe in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Caffè Rivoire

This golden oldie with an unbeatable people-watching terrace has produced some of the city's most exquisite chocolate since 1872 (sadly only available in winter). Black-jacketed barmen with ties set the formal tone.…
Club in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


Pick your night according to your age and tastes at this hugely popular nightclub with electric dance floor, around since the 1970s, behind Palazzo Strozzi.
Cafe in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Caffè Strozzi

Soul-soaringly high-vaulted ceiling, black Panton chairs, excellent coffee and reasonable prices seduce a mixed crowd at this artsy hangout in the seductive, interior courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi on Florence's most …
Cafe in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria


An abbreviation for 'Read, Eat, Drink', RED is a superb spot for lingering over a cappuccino between bookshelves on the ground floor of Florence's flagship Feltrinelli bookstore. The cafe has a great choice of cakes…