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Piazza Santo Spirito

Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #72 of 211 attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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,... more » 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Came here expecting a large market but only a few stalls so a bit disappointing. However, there are some lovely looking shops all around the area, so have a look in those instead. I would have done if we'd had more time. Cathedral is quite beautiful inside but much like a lot of other stunning cathedrals in Florence!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Nice piazza by the church of santo spirito.Meeting point for young people and students with osterias and cafes great for a bottle of wine or a drink.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Quite area than the north side of the river, as it’s away from the tourist area. The piazza's is beside the Basilica di Santo Spirito. It’s great for people watching!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As many have stated before it is a superb place to eat and meet locals, but its also the alternative vibe which gives it the ambience so different to the tacky centre of Firenze. I spent so much time in this Piazza, also I visited the church which is magnificent - I really recommend it. Check out 'Volume' for some... More

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great small piazza in a less touristy, commercial area. Small piazza, but great character and charm. Lots of places to sit, including the steps of the church. A market with food, clothes, and other goods sets up every morning. There are a variety of restaurants where you can get something causal or a drink for cheap. You can get a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We wanted to get off the beaten path and asked a police officer where to go. He directed us to the Piazza Santo Spirito and we were very pleased. The restaurant we selected in the middle was delicious (I forgot the name) and there was a live band playing in the piazza which lent a festive air. There were a... More

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This piazza is less crowded than others in the city. There are 2-3 "aperitivo"s located in this piazza. "Aperitivo"s have open buffet between 7-9 p.m. and you only pay for the drinks. Some of the aperitivos charge €5-€10 per person for the open buffet.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This walk is wonderful -the district being known for a dying breed of creative hands that carry on centuries worth of Florence traditions - booksellers, sculpters, metalworkers and gold gilders in a maze of little streets between the Ponte Vecchi and Santa Spirito - quietly off the beaten track and often overlooked. We enjoyed every minute but the highlight for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Piazza Santo Spirito has a lot of personality and its great for people watching! It's on the other side of the river from most of the more touristy spots so it doesn't feel as crowded as some of the other piazzas. There are several great restaurants including Gusta Pizza - which is a must on a visit to Florence! There... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The only thing worth seeing at the plaza is the Church of Santo Spirito. This church has a wooden crucifix that Michelangelo made when he was only 18 years old. The figure of Christ is nude, which shocked many people when it was discovered in 1962.

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