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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.
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Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

IF you want to get away from the Florence tourists and crowds, you need to go here. THe activity is all around and its a great place to spend an evening and watch the fun.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Fantastic you can pay for a drink, and you can eat everything that the bare sowing on the table. I love the bar, the place is comfortable and well located right at the piazza Santo Spirito. Everyone was friendly and professional, Chicco was just outstanding!!...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice piazza very similar to a lot others in downtown Florence. We had excellent meals in the corner restaurant just across the Church. On a Friday morning there was a nice little fair going on where a few people were selling...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Stayed here some years ago and felt like locals with small bars and restaurants and local shops. We returned last week to revisit and it hadn't changed. Many small interesting shops and cafes. Many pavement bars and restaurants to choose from. Also a amarket in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

nice place to chill in the park, drink and eat. Worth a visit on the other side of the Arno river (called Oltrarno).

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Art J
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This piazza is very nice and you can see that a lot of local people live here. There a fair number of restaurants with alfresco dining that it makes a nice place to eat dinner.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cookiebob
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Santo is in the Renaissance heart of the more artisanal Florentine neighbourhood of Oltrarno just a hop and a skip from the main centre. Piazza Santo Spirito really comes to life starting in the evening with the ”movida” , filling up with both Florentine locals...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

It's gorgeous, but you don't go here for painting or altarpieces. This was designed by Brunelleschi and the geometric perfection and harmony of the architecture is worth a long look. A hop from the Brancacci Chapel.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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GailB1223
September 17, 2017|
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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
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Lynn K
January 17, 2016|
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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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