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Piazza Santo Spirito

Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #70 of 228 Attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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new hope, pa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

great place to find excellent local food. For lunch choose any outdoor cafe. Good for local watching

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have stayed in the Santo Spirito area twice now and both times absolutely loved it. Yes - it is bustling and at times noisy, but everyone congregates here - elderly ladies buying fresh fruit and vegetables on weekends, students getting together for drinks at night, shoppers looking for bargains, tourists passing through. It is one of the best places... More

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Richardson, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were taking an evening stroll our 1st day in Florence, and looking for somewhere to grab a bite. We wondered over to Piazza Santo Spirito and loved the look of the square. We decided to eat in the Piazza at Bar Ricci. We sat outside under big umbrellas enjoying a diet coke and Jack Daniels as well as an... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

The square is lovely, shops and restaurants are used by locals and travellers alike, as the sun sets the square is warm with a yellow hue, the best spaghetti ever is served in the restaurants

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Jerusalem, Israel
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

WE came here twice. On the 3rd Sunday on the month their is flea market and during the weekday mornings there is local market. Both have very few tourists and its a nice spot for people watching. Also, nearby is a great restaurant CIBI, via delle Caldaie 12-14. very affordable.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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495 reviews 495 reviews
153 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A lot has been written about how this is a popular place for the locals who hang out at the bars for the happening night life here. Sadly, this is not true. There are a few bars here that are no better than other places. On the way to this place I saw better restaurants and bars and I was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An authentic Italian piazza with a wonderful marketplace set up each morning. You can ensure a true Italian experience filled with locals when you frequent this lovely and lively piazza!

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A lot of young people sitting in the square. Drinking and chatting. Mostly locals. Good atmosphere!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We really loved this piazza as it was so relaxed, away from the tourist areas. We had read about a trattoria next to the churct serving apertivo every evening and we went there a couple of times. Most of the people enjoying a beer or wine while tasting the complementary apertivo were students or locals.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great local hang-out spot to spend some time reading. If you go there in the morning, there is an outdoor market set up without all of the touristy stuff you see at the Central Market. They have a table of clothes where everything is only a euro. You will also find great prices on gifts and produce.... More

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