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Piazza Santo Spirito

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 390552382383
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This unique Florentine piazza is the center of the artisan quarter....

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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not so touristy

had a lovely hour or so here where my husband introduced me to Campari - enjoyed that and enjoyed the atmosphere of the Piazza with many locals hanging out and strolling through

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cath O
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a lovely hour or so here where my husband introduced me to Campari - enjoyed that and enjoyed the atmosphere of the Piazza with many locals hanging out and strolling through

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just stumbled up on this "piaza" by chance in late spring. Lots of bars, reasonable prices, pretty much fueld by locals, good live music sessions

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Beautiful piazza with old trees and many restaurants, lots of kids and dogs during the day. Mostly locals -- not too many tourists make it here. Late at night (after 9 p.m.) it's completely taken over by 20-somethings and foreign college kids, which is OK -- we heard some excellent music in the bars. I'm told by locals that at... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Piazza Santo Spirito i a lovely small square in th etraditional sense of the word. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, it is a beautiful and peaceful square with restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a good meal and interact with people. Nice!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

To me the nicest piazza in Florence.. children playing.. dogs chasing... Italians having discussions.. green.. Good meals and nice trattorias.. ice cream... close you eyes half and picture this back into the 1950's... and nothing has changed. One minus from excellent because of the African salesmen and a few noisy local drunks at the fountain that also find this the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This was my favourite Piazza in Florence. It had such a chilled and local vibe and we had two lovely evenings both times we visited. The happy hours in the bars were so good and it's cheaper for both food and drink than the more touristy piazzas. I loved all the restaurants which had little terraced areas outside in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

When there is a market open with vendors this piazza is a blast. We shopped and snacked for about an hour. The standout was a baker with fresh made pastries both sweet and savory. We purchased enough for breakfast in our temporary apartment the next day.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this piazza as it had a nice casual feel. With several restaurants in and around the square there were several options to choose at night. There seemed to be a good mix of visitors and locals, which made the experience better.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I love this little Piazza for the markets that spring up in the morning and for the cozy little cafes that go late into the night. It has lovely trees and flowers and is just a very nice place to hang out.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We stumbled across Piazza Santo Spirito one Sunday afternoon. We looked around the lovely antique market, shared a porchetta roll but then decided to stay for lunch. Lovely pasta and a bottle of red. Perfect

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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 delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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