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While it may not look like much from the outside, the elaborate interior of Brunelleschi's landmark church proves that it is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.
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Piazza Santo Spirito 30, 50125, Florence, Italy
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
+39 055 210030
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Basilica di Santo Spiritu is an underestimated sight in Florence. I believe it's due to its dull exterior, which is quite unattractive. However it is gorgeous on the inside and totally worth a visit. It also hosts an early work of Michelangelo, a crucifix...More

Thank Ely T O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current church was built in the 15th century in Renaissance style, on top of the remains of a monastery of the Augustinians. In fact, the Santo Spirito is one of the most important examples left, of the early Renaissance. t The floor plan of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful local piazza that is very beautiful! We went to Osteria Santo Spirito and we got the Risotto and the steak! It was very delicious and one of our best meals in Italy. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The piazza is very...More

Thank Isabella M
Reviewed June 22, 2018

There are lots of nice churches in Florence. The gem of Santo Spirito is the crusifix by young Michelangelo. It was in sepatate and peaceful small room. You need a special ticket for it, but it is worth of some euros.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is one of the most important pieces of renaissance architecture by Brunelleschi; like so many similar works it was not completed in his lifetime or according to plan. It has no decorated facade. Originally each side chapel would have been a dome, which from...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed May 16, 2018

In an attempt to get away from the crowds around Ponte Vecchio we took a side street and stumbled upon this piazza and church. The church is quite unassuming from the outside, though large, but a revelation upon entering. There were very few other people...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed April 13, 2018

San Spirito is a beautiful church built by Filippo Brunelleschi, the great architect who built the dome of The Duomo. His other buildings include The Pazzi Chapel at Santa Croce and the interior of The Church of San Lorenzo. It is a beautiful Renaissance style...More

Thank David S
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This church is not far from Pitti palace and we stumbled on the square just walking back to Ponto Vecchio. It is large but somewhat unassuming from outside, but once you enter, the cold stoic and mystic environment takes you back centuries. The feeling is...More

Thank ldjs
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday morning, it was not many people compare to other places. The church was nice. Outside the Church, it has a lovely piazza, there was also a small Sunday market just right in the middle of the piazza, it is...More

Thank Arumbero
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I have walked by Basilica Santo Spirito many times in the last 12 years and never found it open. Today was different. We were headed to see the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine. So we followed our spontaneous impulse and changed our plan....More

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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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