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Piazza Santo Spirito

Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #78 of 219 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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Bedfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tucked away in the Oltroarno area of Florence is this lovely Piazza. I visited on my way from to the Giardino Boboli, and I'm glad I did! A small market was in operation, mostly stalls selling cheap clothing and leather goods, however I found an amazing stall selling brassware. I loved the crab brass door knockers, operated by lifting the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nice but was expecting more restaurants, was thinking this was going to be a lot more busier but it was perfect for a late lunch after a long walk around the city

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49 reviews 49 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Located much farther away from tourist insanity, we loved the restaurants and cafe in this piazza. Pick up a great side of the Arno too.

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jakarta
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Santo spirito is the place where many locals gather to have drinks, eat and chill. It is a nice place for tourist to see how the locals spend their time with friends and families. There are a lot of choices of good cafe and restaurant as well. I visited one of the bars with friends and blend with the local... More

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West Midlands
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18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I fell upon this square after a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and the Boboli Gardens, it's a real bit of peace and quiet and away from the hoards of tourists in the centre of Florence. There's a tiny market, lots of benches with local workers sitting having their lunch, and about 4 or 5 restaurants. I had a delicious lunch... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Piazza is really lively and full of people... But it looks like marketplace rather than piazza..

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Forget the stalls and the food... Just go up the few steps and go inside the church: is a quite place in comparison to other churches but is so beautiful! As usual there is great artworks inside but I did like the intimacy of the place and the chapels on the side that tell the story of the Florentine families... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was near the apartment where we were staying and it was always lively especially at night. We ate twice at the packed Trattoria La Casalinga but the other restaurants seemed full as well even the pizza place at the beginning of the street.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We preferred this side of the centre as it is much calmer than near ponte vecchio and the dumo. It has an array of bars and restaurants hidden up the little streets, as well as the actual square. There are also lots of artisan craftsmen workshops dotted about that are interesting to look at. We first visited the market on... More

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Reading
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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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