Looking for the Best Cities in Italy for Nightlife

From tour italy now on October 14, 2014


Nightlife in Italy varies according to season. Outdoor entertainment is popular from the May to September months, when the weather is hot enough to allow for it, then close down when autumn arrives and remain so for the duration of the winter season. Many nightclubs operate two versions to accommodate the changing seasons as well, with one catering to the summer and the other for the winter.

Tourists fill up the clubs in the beach towns in the summer months. Rimini and Riccione on the eastern coast particularly come to mind. Across the country in Tuscany, Forte de’Marmi also has an excellent reputation for nighttime fun and activity. Any city and town that has a close proximity to the sea comes alive in the summer.


There are tons of nightclubs in Milan that can be confidently counted as the best in the world. One of the most hopping clubs is called The Hollywood, which has made a name for itself for hosting theme parties and playing live music. If jazz and blues are more your scene, check out Blue Note with its New York nightclub ambiance. Il Foyer is the place to be for the discerning lounge-goer who enjoys luxury liquor and piano music, while club Gold by designer brand Dolce & Gabbana is a restaurant and cocktail bar in one decorated in, you guessed it, gold – from floor to ceiling.



Rome nightlife is especially focused on food and wine, being a premiere gustatory destination. There are plenty of wine bars and cafes for night owls on the Piazza Navona, while the Testaccio area is filled with bars, clubs, and discotheques for those who are looking to get their groove on. However, be advised that most clubs in Rome close down for the summer and give way to the many festivals that take place in the city, such as the Roma Incontra il Mondo.


One of the best clubs in Florence caters specially to those who love electronic music: Space Electronic is a hip, frenetic place that lights up when the sun goes down. Those looking for a more laid back atmosphere can head over to The Blob Club near Museo Galileo instead; they offer traditional Italian music and dancing. Florence’s sexiest head down to party at Twice, a neon paradise that offers the best DJs and budget-friendly drinks.


Sicily has a distinct nightlife experience incomparable to any other. Addaura Reef, located in Palermo, offers a unique open-air, beachside bar experience as well as an excellent sushi buffet and amazing cocktail drinks. For those looking to dance until the sun comes up, Morgana Bar is a tourist hotspot that also happens to stay open until 4 in the morning, should you have energy of the unflagging sort.



Finally, Venice offers the classiest nightlife destinations in all of Italy, with an assortment of jazz houses and lounges that all share a mellow atmosphere. Bacaro Jazz is a great jazz club known for their great cocktails. Awesome drinks can similarly be found at 947 Club, a restaurant and lounge in one with live DJs performing every night. For the ultimate in relaxing, visit the Martini Scala Club Piano Bar: they hire the best pianists in the entire country.