Piazza Republica, Florence
Florence is beautiful at night, especially when the popular sites are lighted up in lights. Christmas time is especially beautiful. Decorations hang above the streets & Christmas trees are everywhere and people crowd the streets giving a warm & happening atmosphere
Apart from bars and disco's, there is a Florentine custom is to pass the evenings at wine bars and wine cellars. Normally the wine is good and the atmosphere is relaxed, but they close early, at around one. Some examples are: l'Osteria fuori porta, l'Antica mescita, Pane e vino, la Cantinetta di Verrazzano.
At Settignano there is the Sosta del Rossellino. We come back to the places 'for tourists' with reasonable prices at the caffè concerto in Piazza della Repubblica.