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Piazza Santo Spirito

Address: Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #78 of 406 things to do in Florence
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Every guidebook or list of things to see and do in Florence lists Piazza Santo Spirito as the place to go for a local experience, describing a square overflowing with the cool kids of Florence endulging in amazing food and drinks. Of course any self respecting tourist thinks to themselves, yep I'll have a bit of that, mingling with the... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you want a real taste of Firenze, take and extra walk and cross the old bridge to the non-touristic side of the city and you'll have quite a surprise. This piazza will delight you with several choices to spend your afternoon/evening among the locals - there are several bars and restaurants, where you can have delicious meals and foamy... More 

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Alexandria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great piazza across the Arno! With great places to grab a bite like Gusta Pizza/Panini and other small trattorias nearby, this piazza is large and adorable. It has a little fountain in the center. It is a perfect place to read a book as you enjoy the people walking by. It is usually tucked away from other tourists so hopefully... More 

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new hope, pa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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60 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Warrington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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524 reviews 524 reviews
160 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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