Study Nooks & Library Hideaways

Oblate
Bibioteca delle Oblate
Via dell’Oriuolo 26, Firenze
Hours: Mon 2:00pm-7:00pm & Tues-Sat 9:00am-Midnight, Sun Closed
Zone: Duomo
Study environment: This Library has many large workspaces; however, these spaces can be very crowded at times which makes seating difficult. On the third floor there is a café with great views of the Duomo, along with outdoor seating. The café is often loud, but a good place to rejuvenate with a cappuccino. Wifi? Yes, but you must get a library card on the second floor. To obtain the card bring your passport! Internet time is limited to one hour a day.

*** watch out for aperitivo time (after 6:30ish), these places become loud and crowded with people. 

Marucelliana
Biblioteca Marucelliana
Via Cavour 43-47, Firenze
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun Closed
Zone: Duomo
Study environment: Beautiful interior with antique bookshelves that are ceiling high. The Library is a no talk zone. There are large tables that allow one to spread out. There are not many plugs for computers, so this location is more ideal for reading and writing. Also, if you can read Italian, this is a great resource for art historical texts. *Side Note: You must check in at the front desk. You need either your passport or driver’s license which you will leave at the front while using their facilities. Wifi? Yes, but very slow.

 

Caffe Giacosa
Caffé Giacosa
Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze
Hours: Daily 9:00am-8:00pm & Thurs 9:00am-11:00pm
Zone: Duomo
Study Environment: This should be your spot. If you haven’t been here, GO! Both indoor and outdoor seating with great table space. Here you will be surrounded with all sorts of people, from students, museum professionals to tourists. This might be the only place in Florence that it is completely acceptable to sit for hours and hours even though you only purchased a coffee. Wifi? Yes and it’s Free (no password)
Moyo
Moyo
Via de’ Benci, 23/r
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm ***
Zone: Santa Croce
Study Environment: Although many of you may frequent this bar at night, this is surprisingly a great place to study during the day. Moyo has both indoor and outdoor seating. There are high-top and café tables, great for spreading out! Wifi? Yes

 

meykadeh-bookstore-cafe
Meykadeh Libreria Café
Via dei Pepi, 14/r
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00am-12:00am & Sat 6:00pm-12:00 am, Sun hours vary
Zone: Santa Croce
Study Environment: Small and cozy environment; high-top tables, bar and couch. Perfect place to tuck away in a corner and get some work done. Wifi? Yes, but permitted only with purchase and good for only 1 hour. Therefore you must keep buying things to renew your wifi connection.
La Cite
Libereria Café La Cite Borgo
San Frediano, 20/r
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-1:00am & Sun 12:00pm-1:00am ***
Zone: Oltrarno
Study environment: Very eclectic and cozy atmosphere. Comfy couches or small café tables. Wifi? Yes, must pay a one time fee of 1 Euro for the password.

 

volume
Volume Café Piazza
Santo Spirito 5/r
Hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am–1:30am ***
Zone: Oltrarno/ Santo Spirito
Study environment: Another eclectic location… very unique atmosphere, however it is often very busy! There is comfy seating and one large table, which would be perfect place to meet and work on a group project! Reasonably priced drinks and delicious food menu! The savory crepes are highly recommended. Wifi? Yes (best wifi in Florence)

 

zoe
Zoe
Via dei Renai, 13/r
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am-2:00am & Sun 5:00pm-2:00am**
Zone: Oltrarno/ San Niccolò
Study Environment: This place has great indoor and outdoor seating. They sometimes get crowded around lunch so I suggest going in the morning or early afternoon. Wifi? Yes
Rifrullo
Il Rifrullo
Via di San Niccolò, 55/r
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30am-1:00pm ***
Zone: Oltrarno/ San Niccolò
Study Environment: This place has great indoor and outdoor seating. It is the perfect winter spot, because they have an indoor fireplace in the back. Wifi? Yes
Hemingway Cioccolateria Caffetteria Piazza Piattellina 9r Hours: Tue: 6:00pm-12:00am Thu: 6:00pm-12:00am Fri-Sat: 5:00pm-1:00am Sun: 5:00pm-12:00am
Hemingway Cioccolateria Caffetteria
Piazza Piattellina 9r
Hours: Tue: 6:00pm-12:00am Thu: 6:00pm-12:00am Fri-Sat: 5:00pm-1:00am Sun: 5:00pm-12:00am

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