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“My favourite bar in Florence”
Review of Easy Living

Easy Living
Ranked #1,107 of 2,825 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Open from May until September. Next Opening: May 2018 Il progetto, nato nel 2005 da un’idea dell’Associazione Culturale Piazzart, si è trasferito dal 2008 in Piazza Poggi e si è arricchito negli anni fino a diventare un punto di riferimento per la scena estiva fiorentina.
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while walking back from the Ponte Vecchio (bridge) to our hotel. We ended up going back the second night as we liked it so much.

The area comprises a fairly make shift bar which overlooks a sort of beach area down by the river. You can either sit in the shade of the trees or out in the sunshine.

Look this isn't a posh wine bar in a swanky setting. It has a make shift, rustic, bohemium feel which for me represents Florence at its best.

We had mohitos and aperol spritz which were made fresh and were cold and deliciously strong.

We went on a Thursday evening and apparently it is typical for bars to serve aperitivo with your drinks which is basically free food. We watched the chef make a spinach risotto from scratch which was then served round for free. It was the nicest risotto we had in Italy and we didn't pay a penny!

The bar is also a great place to watch the sun set over the river and the bridge. Very romantic and dramatic.

The bar staff were all super nice as well. By all accounts they worked out we were on honeymoon and made an extra effort with us. Even giving us a little apple shot when we left.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Easy living is somehow a stone's throw from the city center and yet a completely hidden gem. The perfect combination of cocktails, music and Apertivo buffet. I came upon it after asking the guard at the Palazzo Vecchio tower where I could get a drink on the river he pointed straight to the big tower to our left.

To find it, cross the river and turn left (head south). You'll walk maybe 500 meters from the last Arno bridge in the city center.

Stop when you get to the big tower ar Michelangelo piazza and look toward the river - buried under some trees on a bog cement overlook right on the river - the wooden structure (reminiscent of great modern prefab).

Perfect sunset too.

Enjoy.

Thank MelSanFrancisc0
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I have not yet found another bar this well put together, in such a beautiful setting, completely set outside for the hot summer months in Florence. The trees cover the seating area perfectly during the day for a shady outdoor lunch, in the only place in town with a breeze as well. During aperativo time, it's the perfect place to watch the colors of the sky change and the sun set over the ponte vecchio, while drinking a spritz. On top of this, there is a wonderful kitchen with great, light seafood dishes, for when you just don't want to leave, and one can simply continue on to dinner. We've had the octopus carpaccio and the vongole pasta and they were delicious! I could literally spend all day here for those lazy summer days.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile
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