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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 June 11, 2017

there are very few places in Florence that are not worthwhile ,but still if you want to find yourself a little , out of Florence over crowded spots. piazza santo spirito is the right place. right in the front of the famous church of santo...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

For us this was the area of Firenze that gave us the true and picturesque Firenze. The area of Oltrarno had an atmosphere that felt original and the tourist traps seemed further away. The square got some great cafes and restaurants. Nice architecture and some...More

Thank high_low73
Reviewed June 10, 2017

I was with a group of outdoor painters. We painted one morning,then had lunch at a nearby restaurant...then some toured the Santo Spirito church. The piazza area was not crowded--could see families and locals were very friendly. Enjoyed the relaxing ambiance and the food was...More

Thank Rhoni H
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We were awaiting the Church opening for viewing. This is where Michelangelo dissected bodies from the morgue in order to sculpt pieta and David. He understood the human form better than anyone at the time, or perhaps for all time. We had lunch in what...More

Thank thedoglady
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Look for the pizza places here, they're the best around. You'll often have to wait a little and share a table, but once that pizza arrives: you'll be thankful you have all of your senses to enjoy it.

Thank julianrossg
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Actually we were not aware of the reputation of this square on the south side of the river before visiting and were actually here to visit the Church. But on exiting the church the laid back nature of this square was easy to feel. Perhaps...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Like most piazzas in Florence this one is surrounded by restaurants and shops, very nice surroundings with a nice Church (Santo Spirito) in the piazza. This famous Church has very famous art pieces inside, the piazza is fairly small and it is al little hidden,...More

Thank Francisco A
Reviewed May 12, 2017

There is a famous church in the piazza, but its real beauty is in the people that visit it. There are several great restaurants where you can sit outside and people watch. Tons of locals come to walk their dogs, kids come to play, and...More

1  Thank joespanks
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We had been to,d by everyone we could visit this church anytime, free of charge. The day we arrived, we thought we would go on across the Ponte avec bio to the Palazzo Oitti and this church and the Chappelle Brancacchi. Pit to had a...More

Thank LMSkankey
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Santo Spirito is a great place to go for aperitivo or dinner. Several good restaurants surround the square.

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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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