This place is situated close to the central market and is a classic old-style enoteca (wine bar), all polished wood and tipples of Chianti.
Nightlife in Florence is fuelled by the city's well-heeled foreign students who come to study Italian and art history. Old World meets New World, as gangs of silver-tongued Romeos gather to admire leggy American blondes.
The city boasts flexible licensing hours - some pubs stay open until 0100 or even 0300. The most bohemian area is the Oltrarno, south of the river, Elsewhere, nightlife is concentrated around Piazza della Signoria, home of more sedate venues.
It seems that Florence could never lose her reputation as a city of culture. Visitors should keep an eye open for one-off recitations played in churches and piazzas around the city. The entertainment publication Firenze Spettacolo (www.firenzespettacolo.it) provides listings on entertainment in the city. Box Office Nuovo, Via Luigi Alamanni (tel: (055) 210 804), Via Porta Rossa 82r (tel: (055) 219 402), or Viale Giannotti 13r (tel: (055) 680 362) sells most other tickets.