Here you are a selection of the best Party Streets of Florence:VIA PIETRAPIANA - PIAZZA DE' CIOMPI (SANT'AMBROGIO DISTRICT)One of the coolest streets for outdoor party in Florence is this year (2009) Via Pietrapiana/Piazza de' Ciompi...the streets is short and there are only 2 bars Caffé Sant'Ambrogio and Plaz..but these bars attract hundreds of florentines and foreigners every night, especially on Friday and Saturday night...we definitely recommend a visit to these places...Article written by Marco de la Pierre - StudentsVille staff
Sant'Ambrogio is definitely one of the most liveable neighborhoods in the city. From this district it's only a ten-minute walk to all the major monuments, squares and museums of the city. And yet, due to its location just outside of the most heavily-touristed areas - it hasn't been overrun by mass tourism.Along the streets of Sant'Ambrogio it's still possible to meet many 'real Florentines' - walking, shopping or simply chatting on the stairs of a church, on a park bench, in a market, or amidst the narrow streets. Almost all of the area's streets are closed to traffic and this makes the district even more attractive for both tourists and residents. One of the most representative monuments of the district is the beautiful synagogue located in Via Farini, built in 1882 by Florence's Jewish community. Also interesting is the simple and harmonious Sant'Ambrogio Church, located in the most lively square and representing the heart of the district.
This is the university district, where the seats of all of the most prestigious faculties of the city's university: fine art, literature, and where all of the university facilities, student residences and student cafeterias are located.For this reason the district is very lively and full of cheap restaurants, good pubs, and very good aperitif bars (where students and tourists can have a dinner at the price of a drink!).
The Artist’s House in Greve in Chianti established in 2008 is a structure in line with the widespread practice of other European countries and the world to create environments where is possible the exchange and comparison between artists,
Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the birth of the baroque portrait, exhibition in Florence, Italy
This is the neighborhood of the central railway station, the congressional palace, and the main international expositions and fairs...That's why here you'll find the highest concentration of traffic, tourists, businessmen, immigrants, residents, taxis, tourist buses, fast food and pubs (Fiddler's Elbow, The Chequers, The Dublin, The Joshua Tree, Stregatto, Trip Per Tre, Birreria Centrale) in the entire city center.If you decide to stay here keep in mind that the district is very busy, chaotic and dirtier than the rest the city. However staying here has several advantages:
Galleria dell'Accademia, founded in 1784, hosts a collection of sculptures and paintings. One of the most important works on display at the museum is David by Michelangelo (completed around 1504), which was moved there in 1873.Michelangelo has depicted David before the battle [Verrochio's and Donatello's Davids are depicted after his triumph standing over Goliath's severed head]. The young Michelangelo was a citizen of the city state of Firenze (Florence). Firenze was surrounded by enemies much stronger and more numerous than the city was. When the statue of David was placed on Piazza Signoria in front of Palazzo Vecchio [where you can now find a copy, another one is at Piazzale Michelangelo], the people of Firenze immediately identified with him, as a cunning victor over superior enemies.
It’s a little past 2 on a regular night in Florence. Along via de’ Benci and farther down past Piazza Santa Croce on via Verdi, people pour out on to the street as the bars and clubs begin to close.While some congregate outside to smoke and chat or stumble to the next place for more dancing and drinks elsewhere, others go in search of something different: a secret bakery.Just off via de’Benci, through the small Piazza Peruzzi, and down a couple of narrow, dimly lit streets, a cluster of people can usually be found outside the non-descript doors of via del Canto Rivolto 2. A sign taped to the glass doors reads, “Please be quiet”. Nothing else. Only the golden glow shining through the glass doors lets you know something’s going on inside. That and the intoxicatingly sweet smell that floats through the air and beckons you inside like a siren call.