Florence is quite a sedate city, but like every university town it has some decent clubs and live music venues, and events such as the Maggio Musicale maintain Florence’s standing as the hub of cultural life in Tuscany. The best clubs and music venues are listed below, but for a full picture of the Florence after-dark scene, check the “Bars” listings too – many of Florence’s bars try to keep punters on the premises all night, by serving free snacks with the aperitivi (usually from about 7–9/10pm) before the music kicks in, either live or (more often) courtesy of the in-house DJ. For information about concerts and shows, get hold of the Firenze Spettacolo monthly listings magazine or drop in at the Box Office ticket agency, which is at Via delle Vecchie Carceri 1, near the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio (boxol.it). Online, a great info source is w nottefiorentina.it.

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