From lively clubs to cool bars and pubs, nightlife in Italy caters for all tastes and wants. Many of Italy's main cities have their own “It” place to go to where you can expect fantastic food, cocktails, wine and parties into the early hours. Immerse yourself in a unique nightlife that varies season-to-season.
During summer, tourists fill out the beach town clubs with Riccione and Rimini being a popular choice. Tuscany's Forte dei Marmi also has a reputation for superb nightlife that comes alive during the summer. Take a look below at some other fantastic cities to party.
Italy nightlife is usually centred around food and wine and Rome is no exception. Piazza Navona is sprinkled with chic cafes and wine bars, and if you are looking for discos, clubs and salsa bars, then head to Rome's Testaccio area. Ostiense also offers an excellent choice in nightlife hotspots, with Vinile and Centro Storico leading the way. K-Club are also popular with both tourists and locals.
Rome also offers organised pub crawls, with the Colosseum Pub Crawl being a favourite for visitors. Meet new friends, experience local culture, and indulge in Rome's lively spirit.
Milan's home to some of the best clubs in the world, attracting international DJs and clubbers from afar. The Hollywood Rhythmoteque is famous for its live music and themed parties, while Blue Note is perfect if jazz and blues are more your thing. You can choose from chic outdoor patio bars, or head to the Navigli area for a choice of clubs. Alcatraz, La Chiesetta and BackDoor43 are other Milan nightlife favourites.
Space Club offers something for everyone, while The Blob Club features traditional Italian music in its art-house building. Florence nightlife really gets going after 11pm, and Mayday Club and YAB are popular choices for dancing the night away with your nearest and dearest.
The Friends Pub is the ideal choice if you fancy chatting away while listening to live music. The Lion's Bar is a lively Irish pub, while Harry's Bar is a sophisticated and classy spot favoured by locals.
Italy bars are stylish and classy, and this is especially true for Venice. Choose from small and intimate bars and clubs where you can eat, drink and enjoy special times with friends. Bacaro Jazz is a popular restaurant and cocktail bar, offering a relaxed atmosphere, live music and excellent cuisine, while El Refolo is a lively wine bar.
Piccolo Mondo is a must for retro disco fans, while Molocinque just over on the mainland offers everything from old-school dance to hip-hop. The Skyline Rooftop Bar is a perfect setting to enjoy champagne watching the stunning sunset. Wherever you stay, nightlife in Italy features something for everyone.