Florence might be known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, art, and its Duomo (or cathedral), but when the sun goes down a bustling club culture keeps the city alive. Nightlife in Florence isn't just seasonal, partly thanks to the thousands of study abroad students, and the compact layout of the city makes club hopping easy on the feet.
For nightlife in Florence, Party Earth recommends these top five clubs where students, travelers, and dance-loving locals enjoy the night life.
This unpretentious venue in the middle of the city's historic center, between the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, leaves out the posh décor of your typical club and keeps everything focused on the dance floor. Open until well past two AM, Twentyone is the place to go when other bars and clubs are beginning to cool.
Club TwentyOne: Via dei Cimatori, 13 in the historic center
Those looking to test out their new designer heels or blazer from Via della Vigna Nuova need look no further than Yab, Florence's most glamorous club. Located just a few blocks from TwentyOne, the vibe couldn't be farther away. Stylish clientele pass through the glowing marquee sign and into an ultra-chic space of polished white walls with neon blue hues. Within the upscale atmosphere, the dance floor pounds away with pop, hip-hop, and electronic music.
Yab: Via dei Sassetti, 5 in the historic center
The name is pretty self-explanatory, as Space Electronic gives hordes of rowdy patrons exactly what it promises: a spacious, dark dance floor and pounding electronic music. A downstairs lounge and bar makes for an ideal hang out early on where you can socialize and find a potential dance partner, but the real action is upstairs. The cavernous industrial space with metal rafters and hefty hanging speakers gives off a warehouse party vibe and the floor is packed with casually dressed dancers and music lovers. With its open industrial feel, loud electro, and even its location on the outskirts of the old center, it feels like Space Electronic could have been transplanted straight from the world-famous warehouse club scene in Berlin.
Space Electronic: Via Palazzuolo, 37r in Santa Maria Novella area
Nestled just a few blocks from Piazza Santa Croce, Twice is a trendy nightclub that has the sexy feel of an upscale venue but with affordable prices and a friendly vibe. Sleek bars, elegant lounges, neon lighting, and glossy floors highlight the chic décor, but the real attraction of Twice is the dance floor. There's barely elbowroom as dancers move to the DJ's tracks, and the energetic vibes will keep you here long into the night without thinking 'twice'.
Twice: Via dei Via Giuseppe Verdi, 57/r, in Santa Croce neighborhood
The Blob Club
The Blob Club, just a few blocks away from the Museo Galileo and Uffizi Gallery, is an intimate two-story venue that offers non-summer party-goers a casual and friendly club experience. A downstairs bar and lounge decorated with wood-framed paintings has an art-house vibe, while the cozy dance floor nearby leaves no room to be shy. The Blob Club is the place to go to hear a change of pace in music. Check the schedule to find a night to match your taste, because the DJs here will stray from typical club fare to Italian hits, rock, classic pop and old school hip-hop. Nights at The Blob start early and go late. Open seasonally from October through April, The Blob Club is Florence's cure to the winter blues.
The above information was provided by Party Earth.