Florence, Italy, is a pretty picturesque city. The architecture is stunning, and there are so many great details in the design.
One of these details is the buchetta del vino, or wine window. Historically, wealthy Italians who owned vineyards would sell their wine to customers right through the window.
The wine windows were especially useful during the plague. They allowed proprietors to continue to sell their wine while minimizing their chances of getting the plague while doing so.
Florence and Tuscany are filled with hundreds of these windows… and they’re definitely having a bit of a moment right now during the coronavirus pandemic.
Seriously, people are thrilled to have this option, and the windows are pretty cute.
In addition to ordering and receiving wine, customers are able to request cocktails and other drinks.
People are even able to get their to-go coffee and tea this way!
If you’re looking for to-go gelato, don’t worry: the wine window will provide.
If you find yourself in Florence, there’s even a map of every buchetta del vino so you can see them all.
While travel isn’t really in the cards for most of us right now, especially international travel at that, it’s nice knowing that the windows exist (and that Italians are able to enjoy them).
Hopefully, one day soon the rest of us will be able to visit Florence and delight in the windows as well.
What do you think of these wine windows? Would you like to see something similar in your own city?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!