Not many people come to Florence for its nightlife, but that said, it doesn’t do too badly for a small place. Whether you are a serious opera buff or a dance crazy, all-night clubber, you’ll find something to do after a day slogging around the sights. Start your evening off at one of the many bars serving aperitivi and snacks (see Nightlife in Florence: how to have a good night out for the best) and move on to the next stage; there’s live music performances (classical music and opera, jazz, latin, rock ’n’ roll), cinema, dance venues or, in summer, al fresco bars where you can simply chill out until the wee hours.
To keep up with what’s hot and happening at night in the city, get hold of a copy of the monthly Firenze Spettacolo magazine (www.firenzespettacolo.it), where the listings are also in English, and the bi-weekly English language Florentine newspaper (www.theflorentine.net).
For the best of what the city has to offer night owls, read my guides: Nightlife in Florence: how to get a bit of culture and Nightlife in Florence: how to have a good night out.