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This unique Florentine piazza is the center of the artisan quarter. Dominated by the last masterpiece of Brunelleschi, the Basilica of Santo Spirito, the square is home to little local markets and antique fairs.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence, Italy
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
+39 055 238 2383
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Santo Spirito is a fantastically happening place to sit on the sidewalk, drink a cocktail, and watch summer unfold in the center of Florence!

Thank ladykiri
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We had the Florentine steak and it was wonderful. Great people watching and better value than other parts of Florence.

Thank joolsps
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The usual church and an open square with a lot of restaurants having their seating in the courtyard. Some decent places to have a drink. Some activities for locals.

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place for a quick night visit for some drinks. Good vibes and excellent places. Prices are adequate for the place. Recommend for someone staying nearby.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

There is a lovely little market here in this true Italian Square it is smaller then most squares but worth visiting

Thank Martino B
Reviewed May 10, 2018

nice Piazza with a lot of locals and tourists. It felt like a oasis where you can just sit and sip a nice glass of wine and eat something. stroll around the streets and look around!!

Thank jktraut
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

All they had was a few little restaurants but the area looked old and not well kept, if you needed to use the restroom make sure you have 1€ available

Thank pete786
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful immersive experience. Visit the church for the Michelangelo crucifix and La Casalinga to eat like a local.

Thank DonnaElizabeth0304
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I went there two times during my stay. Once after dinner (around 1.00 am) for drinks at the "volume bar" and drinks+appetizers before dinner (around 6-7pm) to a bar across volume (I forgot the name). The latter had free tapas with your drinks at that...More

Thank ecekop
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Of the many great squares in Florence this was our favorite and definitely for the Oltrano area. It is a piazza full of atmosphere and life. There are lots of eateries with lovely trees in front of the Basilica di Santo Spirito and it is...More

Thank Titus D
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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great
company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo
Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour.
Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the
staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and
they cannot help but stare at the architectural
masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello
Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
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September 17, 2017|
Response from Steve_of_N21 | Reviewed this property |
I guess you are referring to the Basilica di Santo Spirito. The Basilica has intermittent tourist opening times and when we visited in May these were 9.30AM till 12.30PM and 4.00PM to 5.30PM but these are not always adhered... More
Lynn K
January 17, 2016|
Response from MelVinRos |
Santa Spirito is not far from the main areas. At Santa Spirito you can find a good mix of locals and tourists. There are great restaurants over there. On certain days there is also a market. We loved the atmosphere there.
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