Wine Windows of Florence

You may have heard about the famous Buchette di Vino or wine windows, scattered around Florence. This guide includes 6 locations where you can find these "buchette di vini" or wine windows.
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What are "Wine Windows"?

Buchette di Vino or wine windows are famous around Florence. They are little windows that have been used for hundreds of years to sell wine in a fiasco (glass bottle) without having to open a shop and avoid paying taxes.

How were the wine windows used in the past?

These wine windows also were used to sell wine during the epidemic of 1630-1633, without direct contact between client and seller during the Bubonic Plague. And more recently, during the days of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. When restaurants, bars, and gelateria began reusing these ancient buchette del vino to sell their products, just like 400 years ago.

Vivoli
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Vivoli, located near Piazza Santa Croce, reopened its windows in 2020 as a means of social distancing during the Covid pandemic, but with ice cream. Now they offer drinks as well through this wine window once again.
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Babae
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Babae is located in the Santo Spirito district, and this bistro and wine bar was the first to reopen its wine window before the global pandemic. It is probably one of the most popular wine windows, so beware there could be a line. Wine is served in glasses, and you can also get Prosecco or Aperol Spritz
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Ristorante Pietrabianca - by Fishmood
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DiVin Boccone
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Located in the district of Santo Spirito, DiVin Boccone is a gastronomic boutique that sells Tuscan food products and wine from its own cellar. Its window was one of the newest discoveries of the Buchette del Vino Association. It can be challenging to find due to its irregular and unique shape.
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Osteria Belle Donne
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Situated down a narrow cobblestone street, located near Piazza Santa Maria Novella, is a tiny window tucked into a pale yellow-colored wall. Above the wine window are flowers in pots, and along the sides, banners with the name Osteria Belle Donne At this bistrot, there is no bell. To order, you need to knock on the little door. Red, White, and Rosé wines are available and served in elegant wine glasses. Enjoy your wine and people watching on the street as this wine window attracts tourists.
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Cantina De' Pucci (Restaurant & Wine Window)
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Located outside Palazzo Pucci, one of Florence's oldest palaces, Cantina dei Pucci is where history and food come together. They offer a curated list of wines by the glass through their “buchetta” or wine window.
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Osteria San Fiorenzo
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Osteria San Fiorenzo’s wine window is located near Santa Croce Church. If you’re in the area after visiting the church, stop by for a drink!
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Ciao! My name is Danielle and I'm a Californian from San Diego, who's been living full time in Florence, Italy since 2020. I studied in Florence in 2016 and absolutely fell in love with the food, culture, and history, and made it my mission to move back. I moved right before the pandemic, and staying here through all the lockdowns and pandemic life really helped me discover slow travel and find all of Italy's beauty, including lesser known gems, and off the beaten path travel spots. During my three years in Florence, I have wrote for publications like The Florentine, done freelance marketing with restaurants and a travel agency, giving me high insight into the best destinations, foodie spots, and more. I am here to help you make the most of your vacation in Italy with curated itineraries for every type of traveler and digital maps to help you enjoy THE BEST food each region has to offer. Let me do the work so you can just relax and enjoy, without any stress! I've had a very unique experience living in Italy the last 4 years, as I made my official move right before the pandemic, after visiting for years. Because of this I learned to travel locally and deeply throughout the numerous incredible destinations in Italy and for that I cater my travel services to finding the most local and mindful experiences, keeping true to discovering and appreciating Italy's culture.
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Wine Windows of Florence

You may have heard about the famous Buchette di Vino or wine windows, scattered around Florence. This guide includes 6 locations where you can find these "buchette di vini" or wine windows.
8 Places • 8 Saves • ago
Free

What are "Wine Windows"?

Buchette di Vino or wine windows are famous around Florence. They are little windows that have been used for hundreds of years to sell wine in a fiasco (glass bottle) without having to open a shop and avoid paying taxes.

How were the wine windows used in the past?

These wine windows also were used to sell wine during the epidemic of 1630-1633, without direct contact between client and seller during the Bubonic Plague. And more recently, during the days of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. When restaurants, bars, and gelateria began reusing these ancient buchette del vino to sell their products, just like 400 years ago.

Vivoli
@daniellecohen
Vivoli, located near Piazza Santa Croce, reopened its windows in 2020 as a means of social distancing during the Covid pandemic, but with ice cream. Now they offer drinks as well through this wine window once again.
Add to
Details
Babae
@daniellecohen
Babae is located in the Santo Spirito district, and this bistro and wine bar was the first to reopen its wine window before the global pandemic. It is probably one of the most popular wine windows, so beware there could be a line. Wine is served in glasses, and you can also get Prosecco or Aperol Spritz
Add to
Details
Ristorante Pietrabianca - by Fishmood
@daniellecohen
Ring the bell for the wine window service (aperol spritz or wine)!
Add to
Details
Add to
Details
DiVin Boccone
@daniellecohen
Located in the district of Santo Spirito, DiVin Boccone is a gastronomic boutique that sells Tuscan food products and wine from its own cellar. Its window was one of the newest discoveries of the Buchette del Vino Association. It can be challenging to find due to its irregular and unique shape.
Add to
Details
Osteria Belle Donne
@daniellecohen
Situated down a narrow cobblestone street, located near Piazza Santa Maria Novella, is a tiny window tucked into a pale yellow-colored wall. Above the wine window are flowers in pots, and along the sides, banners with the name Osteria Belle Donne At this bistrot, there is no bell. To order, you need to knock on the little door. Red, White, and Rosé wines are available and served in elegant wine glasses. Enjoy your wine and people watching on the street as this wine window attracts tourists.
Add to
Details
Cantina De' Pucci (Restaurant & Wine Window)
@daniellecohen
Located outside Palazzo Pucci, one of Florence's oldest palaces, Cantina dei Pucci is where history and food come together. They offer a curated list of wines by the glass through their “buchetta” or wine window.
Add to
Details
Osteria San Fiorenzo
@daniellecohen
Osteria San Fiorenzo’s wine window is located near Santa Croce Church. If you’re in the area after visiting the church, stop by for a drink!
Add to
Details

Thank you for your support!

I hope you have a great trip! If you appreciated this map at all, please consider leaving a tip and spreading the word to anyone you know about this service. Thank you so much for your support!

* * *
CURATED BY
Ciao! My name is Danielle and I'm a Californian from San Diego, who's been living full time in Florence, Italy since 2020. I studied in Florence in 2016 and absolutely fell in love with the food, culture, and history, and made it my mission to move back. I moved right before the pandemic, and staying here through all the lockdowns and pandemic life really helped me discover slow travel and find all of Italy's beauty, including lesser known gems, and off the beaten path travel spots. During my three years in Florence, I have wrote for publications like The Florentine, done freelance marketing with restaurants and a travel agency, giving me high insight into the best destinations, foodie spots, and more. I am here to help you make the most of your vacation in Italy with curated itineraries for every type of traveler and digital maps to help you enjoy THE BEST food each region has to offer. Let me do the work so you can just relax and enjoy, without any stress! I've had a very unique experience living in Italy the last 4 years, as I made my official move right before the pandemic, after visiting for years. Because of this I learned to travel locally and deeply throughout the numerous incredible destinations in Italy and for that I cater my travel services to finding the most local and mindful experiences, keeping true to discovering and appreciating Italy's culture.
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