Nightclubs and bars in Italy

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    Elfo Pub: Time for Some Beer

    by ddevronn Written Nov 21, 2013

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    Elfo has more than 150 types of beer from many different countries. (although I was yearning for a Foster's and they didn't have any) But very interesting choices.

    The bartenders were very knowledgeable and helpful with our choices.
    Music: Rock (mostly 80's and 90's), but not too loud, so you are able to have a conversation.

    It's a great place if you need a break from Italy's amazing wines, and just want that foamy pint.

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    Casino Di Venezia, Venice: Passion for gambling

    by hopang Updated Dec 25, 2012

    Casino di Venezia is perhaps the only principal casino in Venice. However there are two branches according to their website below. The casino that we visited is located at the quarter of Cannaregio in Palazzo Vendramin Calergi with scenic view of the Grand Canal. The Renaissance style building was designed by the famous architect Mauro Codussi in the 15th century. It was actually completed only in the beginning of the 16th century. The building was home to many prominent people in the past including composer Richard Wagner who also died in the building. The building today is also home to Wagner Museum.

    In our opinion this is probably a good way to spend your evening if you are not addicted to gambling. Entrance fee to the casino is 10.00 euros in the form of a voucher which can be exchanged to be used for gambling in the casino. Free refreshments are provided to gamblers in the casino. Lots of interesting slot machines and several other table games are available in the casino. We were interested only in the slot machines. Just spend a couple of euros to enjoy your evening in addition to the 10.00 euros voucher you are supposed to purchase at the entrance. Our main purpose is just to have fun as we are not addicted gamblers!

    The casino opens to the public every day throughout the whole year. Opening hours are from 11.00 a.m. until 3.00 a.m. early in the morning. For more information you may write to their e-mail address below. You may leave your overcoats, jackets, handbags and ricksacks at the counter at the back entrance near the washrooms free-of-charge. Photography and video recording are not allowed inside the casino.

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required. However casino visitors are expected to dress smartly.

    Casino di Venezia in Venice Back entrance to Casino di Venezia in Venice Interesting sculpture at Casino di Venezia Casino di Venezia from Grand Canal A sport car at Casino di Venezia in Venice
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    Alcatraz: music venues of all types-Milan

    by gwened Written Aug 10, 2012

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    lots of grooves here for all trop latin types of music

    my favorite there when in the city is this one,ALCATRAZ , but its been a couple years not back

    hope it helps

    Dress Code: dress appropiately for these places that if look here should know lol!!!

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    Since this is the overall page...

    by sargentjeff Updated May 14, 2010

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    Since this is the overall page on Italy, I won't make any specific recommendations. I will however spell out my observations on Italian nightlife in general. Going out here can be so much fun. Italians know how to have fun, and you can find great places all over. Generally, Italians go out much later than Americans. Most don't eat dinner until at least 8pm, and will leave to go out to a club at 11.
    Pubs - Usually places to just drink and chat with friends. There are Irish pubs in different places. I've been to one in Sorrento, which is quite good.
    There is another Irish Pub in Pozzuoli, close to Naples, that is very small, but serves food as well. Bottom line, there is no rules on what different places will have. Some serve food, some don't

    Ristopub - These places will serve a wider selection of food, and have all sorts of different drinks as well. Some have dance floors, karaoke, etc...
    The Portoricano near Naples is one example. Another great one in Naples is La Bavarese! To me ristopubs are the best places. You can dress a little more casual, and it's common to see a family with some little ones inside. Kids love to dance too.

    Discos - Higher priced, about 10-15 euro for entrance, and usually serve no food. These are open really late, usually at least until 2-4 am. Several will have more than one dance floor, with a different genre of music in each. Dress to impress at discos.

    Dress Code: Various. Don't worry too much. Dress up nice for a disco, other than that, just be comfortable.

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    Cover Prices

    by watsarahsaid Written May 29, 2008

    the nightlife in florence is really fun. the only thing you have to watch out for is the cover charge. as you can see from my map i want to go to more places then ive been so im not sure how it works in other places but in florence you are given a ticket stub upon entrance. the stub costs anywhere from 5 to 10 euros. when you leave the nightclub you have to show the stub. if you lose the stub you may have to pay. i had some friends of mine lose their stubs and they had to pay about 30 euro to leave. like i said im not sure if this is regular or not but be aware when you enter nightclubs. they like to get as much money from unsuspecting tourists as possible.

    Dress Code: unless you really like getting harassed by a whole bunch of men dont wear anything TOO scandalous. you can wear whatever you like just be prepared to get harassed a bit by the men.

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  • The Old Stove: Great after hours Pub

    by BaciFirenze Written Mar 27, 2008

    Great little late night pub....sit outside, great people watching in the middle of the night! Off the beaten path, but smack in the middle of the central storico of Florence. Ask around and someone will direct you there...down a little alleyway

    Dress Code: casual

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    Anywhere: Nightly walks

    by motorcitykitty Written Oct 27, 2006

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    Wow, Rome, I had to keep pinching myself. I'm really here. People watching is a sport here. Grab a table and Cafe and watch the people go by (worth the cost of sitting at a table) Even when it was cold or rainy there were people outside.

    Dress Code: I feel You should dress up when going out for the evening. The Italians dress very nicely. And how those chicks walk around with heels on is beyond Me.

    via vento hello mr. police officer St. Therese Wow, now thatsa art ;)
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    All cities and towns: Passagiato

    by JBourne Written Sep 27, 2006

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    This is the practice of walking around at night in your finest clothes admiring and being admired. It is commonplace in Italy to walk around the centre of town in the evening, maybe having a coffee, icecream or glass of wine. Whole families do this and the local shops all stay open late as well - often after 10pm. This takes advantage of the cooler evenings as usually from 1-5pm most shops close and people retreat to their houses to escape the heat. Even when it isn't hot, passagiato is still practiced.

    Dress Code: Dress smartly, everyone else will be.

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    Eating and Drinking

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 29, 2005

    Most Italians spend there night-times socialising by eating and drinking. When I was walking around at night there didn't seem to be anything much else to do but go to a restaurant and eat and drink! Then it was nice just to walk around a bit more to work off some of the food! It's nice to walk around and visit the same places you visited during the day again as they are quieter and also appear different when they are lit up.

    River Arno at night in Pisa

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    Drinking tradition

    by dr.firas Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    Drinking is a tradition in the meetings
    there are also special VT members who has this reputation of big drinkers!
    like IngaA!!!
    however piccolina also likes to show this passion for drinking
    but as I always say she is moderated, and not every reputation is justificated :-)))
    anyway, she was the queen of the party so I don't care if she really drinks a lot or not, actually she was driving that night, and I was the drunk one, despite the Russian vodka during the 6 years that made incresses my tolerance to alcohol :-))

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    Few drops and you are already crazy!

    by dr.firas Updated May 12, 2005

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    Few drops of this special puncsh made of Martini Rosso in the base, will gives you great tips of what can you do with the pipes, LOL
    enlarge it by adding two parts and even 3 LOL
    and try to enjoy the drink as if you're using a water pipe LOL

    Hick Hick, picture by Umer
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    Lets chatt

    by dr.firas Updated May 12, 2005

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    The first evening in the Meeting was more to be the getting to know the other...
    but of course half of the VTers there I met before so it was easier for me!
    also for these I never met in real life before they were friends in virtual world and we knew each other well :-))
    a small part of the new friends were no problem at all, as they were all great smiling people :-)))

    Dress Code: Picture by ARoman :-)))

    Chiara, I and Michael, picture by ARoman
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    Cafe La Torre: Step into local life in Florence

    by Kulprit Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Cafe La Torre in Florence is a real gem in itself but an absolute must each Friday night. On the opposite side of the Arno than Gli Uffizi two bridges out of the immediate centre, the cafe bar is off the beaten tourist track. A large outdoor area caters for forty people or so with further seating indoors. Between 7pm and 9pm each Friday night the place is thronged with locals who avail of the special offer. One sits and orders a cocktail or 'aperitivo' from the extensive cocktail list at about €10. This may seem a little steep but the up side is that great dishes of fab Italian food starts to arrive to a buffet table and punters are free to help themselves.
    Apart from the great food, the fact that the cafe attracts mainly local people is a big bonus. You can sit back and get a real feel for how Italians socialise.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual in the evenings

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    Venice at Night

    by Beograd Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    Venice at night is crowded. Restaurants and caffe bars are opened untill late. As for nightclubs, I don't know, but I am sure that there are many... I've seen a lot of young people and I doubt that they would be anywhere without good nightlife spots. when you get there, just ask someone on the street and I am sure they will tell you... Don't forget that you are in Italy!

    Evening in venice
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    Free live concert at Piazza Maggiore%: Perugia - Umbria Jazz

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 8, 2004

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    This was an free live concert at the main square of the town, Piazza Maggiore. The music was performed by Italian musicians and their international guests and it was outstanding.
    Here on Piazza Maggiore there are free concerts every day starting from 12:00 to 1:30 in the morning. The atmosphere is just great, everybody is enjoying in the music, cold drinks and friendly people all around the square.

    Dress Code: No dress code, everything is allowed exept to be totaly nude. Don't forget to take some beers with!

    Umbria Jazz 2003
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