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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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Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Piazza Santo Spirito gives you a glance at regular life in Florence. In the square there are benches and trees and you see the locals out enjoying the sun or going to the flea market. There are many places to get a cup of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Great location for people watching as it is not in a touristy area. The food was very tasty and the prices were appropriate for the amount of food you get. The staff was prompt and courteous.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nora H
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Santo Spirito is less touristic, has some very cute restaurants to grab lunch or dinner. It also has a market. A must visit when you go to Florence and want to escape the busy touristic areas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 561sachad
Reviewed 19 November 2018

In front of the last masterpiece of Brunelleschi, the Basilica of Santo Spirito, this square is lively and colorful. Numerous shops and places to eat and drink. Populated by locals so you know it is the real thing.. Be sure to include in your walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I was there on a Sunday. Looked like a marketplace being held in the square. Not many people and fewer tourists there, unlike some of the other larger squares in the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 1 November 2018

There are many attractive points that Piazza Santo Spirito has if you compare it with other squares in Firenze. First of all it is on the opposite side of historic center and hidden between the buildings so there are less crowds. It also attracts young...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 27 October 2018

very nice place into the evening, when the place is full of joy and youth spirit some terraces surround the place, and the center is those who do not need a chair a nice area is close to the church, when the people is welcomed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

A bit more laid back compared to some of the other piazza locations. Very nice cafes and a pretty fountain. Wonderful place to sit on the steps of the church and enjoy some afternoon sun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N1908OQmichellep
Reviewed 18 October 2018

i had the impression the young trendy beautiful people came here, not necessarily the ones with money

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The square is one of the most picturesque and authentic areas of the city ideal for mingling among the locals, tourists and students during the day and enjoying the city’s nightlife after the sun comes down. The square was built in the 13th century to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GailB1223
17 September 2017|
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Response from Steve_of_N21 | Reviewed this property |
I guess you are referring to the Basilica di Santo Spirito. The Basilica has intermittent tourist opening times and when we visited in May these were 9.30AM till 12.30PM and 4.00PM to 5.30PM but these are not always adhered... More
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Lynn K
18 January 2016|
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Santa Spirito is not far from the main areas. At Santa Spirito you can find a good mix of locals and tourists. There are great restaurants over there. On certain days there is also a market. We loved the atmosphere there.
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