Once upon a time…the city was full of these “circoli” where people from the area used to go to play cards or to drink a glass of wine. Nowadays only a few of them are still open and Circolo La Rondinella is my favourite. This is the place where a real Florentine person is going to see the Fiorentina football game on tv. It is an extremely simple bar but the location is great, inside one of the medieval city wall towers with a beautiful garden right along the river banks.
Do not expect any English spoken here, here we only speak the Florentine dialect…even people from other parts of Italy may feel like strangers here. If you get hungry they make some tasty sandwiches like our grandma used to make!!
It’s very busy during the football matches and almost empty at other times. It is a real “no frills” spot, but it is nice if you’d like to see some of the real local life.