One truly great thing about Florence is the aperitivo. At a lot of bars around the city, you can pay a flat rate for a drink and unlimited access to a buffet. It’s technically supposed to be a small meal to whet your appetite before dinner, but it’s also a great way to fill up for cheap. Expect pasta, mini sandwiches, frittata, bread, cheese, veggies, and small pizzas. One of the best spots to get your aperitivo fix is Pop Cafe, in one of Florence’s student neighbourhoods. If the weather’s good, try to snag a table outside on the Santo Spirito square, which is a great place for people-watching.
COST: €8 for a drink and buffet