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Cavalli Club, Florence

8 Piazza del Carmine
Italy 50124
Tel: 39 055 211 650's insider take:

Trust extravagant Florentine fashion designer Roberto Cavalli to open a nightclub in a deconsecrated church. Asia Argento deejayed and the Tuscan beau monde partied at the December 2008 launch party of Cavalli Club, which occupies a former Anglican house of worship next door to the Brancacci Chapel. Inside, there's a stage (for a mixing desk or live music) where the altar used to be, and a sinuous gold-fronted bar snaking down the nave between the mirrored floor and ceiling; it's all a bit like Alien meets Saturday Night Fever. Upstairs is a 50-seat restaurant where the luxe-Tuscan menu plays second fiddle to the chiseled waiters and waitresses and huddles of leopard-print chairs.

Opens nightly at 7 pm.

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