A guide to nightlife in Tuscany

There’s plenty of lively nightlife to be had during holidays to Tuscany. From inland cities to seaside resorts, pounding discotheques, swanky nightclubs and traditional taverns are all yours for the taking. The unique thing about Italian nightlife is that it always factors in food, even in the early hours. So you’ll find that gelaterias are serving sweet cold treats to gathering young crowds even as late as 10pm, while the narrow streets echo teasing music that lures you to the finest places. Take a look at some of our regional highlights and see where your after-dark adventures will take you.

Dance by the pool at Seven Apples, Lucca

People from all over the world engage in Tuscan fun at Seven Apples, which takes the local enthusiasm for having a good time and offers it to the international audience of tourists who come here.

You’ll love it for its great music, sublime location and outdoor pool area. Famous DJs present sets on a packed calendar of events, while the closeness to the sea means that parties can often spill out onto the shoreline until sunrise.

Drink wine with artists at Caffe del Corso, Siena

In this cosy venue, coffee culture reigns supreme and fine wines are always ready to grace your glass. Caffe del Corso is open until 3am for creative spirits and curious souls to meet, drink and discuss their life stories, which gives a laid-back ambience to the place.

It’s a venue where great minds come to think alike, as well as a sublime place for relaxing while still remaining part of the nightly thrum of the city.

Sip daiquiri by the sea at La Casa Del Rum, Follonica

Could any building make a visitor more happy than one that translates literally as ‘The House Of Rum’? In sunkissed Follonica on the Tuscany coast, a beachside bar with rustic wooden furniture presents just such a haven.

You can expect the greatest rums of the Caribbean to be made available to you, either to sip in tumblers or to mix with cocktail ingredients. The tropical tastes are backed up with cool Italian style – nights by the shore anywhere else will never feel as serene.

Turn it up at Volume, Florence

The welcoming feeling of Volume in Florence makes it the kind of place where you’ll feel right at home. Its exposed white brickwork and sun-sheltered interior gives an artsy sensation that’s also down to earth, while its daily activities as a coffee shop and cafe – with huevos rancheros to die for – is transformed after dark. When the sun goes down, expect crisp beers, cool cocktails, tequila to tempt you, and laughter in abundance.

Eat pizza and drink cocktails at Millibar, Pisa

The classic city with its leaning tower turns into a bustling hotspot at night. And a place like Millibar, with its intimate layout and exposed stone walls, makes it clear why that’s the case.

The cocktail menu here ranges from the sublime to the delightfully silly, while a packed calendar means weekend events and big parties are always on the cards. Both holidaymakers and people from Pisa make a beeline to Millibar after dark, and we’re pretty sure it will only take one visit for you to rank among them.