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Piazza Santo Spirito

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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 2383
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Peaceful park

This was such a respite from crowds every where. It was a very peaceful plaza with a beautiful church. I truly enjoyed this piazza. There are stores and restaurants close by... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was such a respite from crowds every where. It was a very peaceful plaza with a beautiful church. I truly enjoyed this piazza. There are stores and restaurants close by but they don't feel intrusive as the do in some of the other piazzas.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has a great food market and so many options. You don't need to go to restaurants. This is the best way to eat amazing local food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate and drank outside. A market was going on at one end of the piazza and parents with their dogs were everywhere. Very happy and lovely place to take in Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Go grab a beer and a pizza and sit on the steps of the church, it will be a life changing experience. I loved every moment I sat on the steps and enjoyed the slow paced life that exists there in Florence. Life is truly lived there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a friendly, bustling square, very unlike the more formal piazzas on the other side of the river. It's the beating heart of Oltrarno, surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants that are open late and likely to have a farmers market at midday. It's one of the few places where real Florentines are not outnumbered by tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely piazza which is the homer to a great flea market. Lots of interesting items, but be prepared to bargain. Also, don't miss the Michelangelo crucifix in Santo Spirito. It was a wonderful surprise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

In the morning, for a flea market (even there are a lot of chinese sellers), in the afternoon (starting from 6 p.m.) for a drink, in the night for everything. Lunch time and dinner in lovely places. For the art's lovers, the gorgeous Chiesa di Santo Spirito to visit enjoying her treasures... (in the morning) Santo Spirito is one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I love this square because this is where I studies Italian many years ago. The market is very lively and colorful and there are always a lot of students around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

After crossing the Ponte Vecchio one evening, we wandered around trying to find a recommended restaurant. Found it , but it was closed. However, we had an enjoyable walk, and the piazza is small, park-like and is fronted by the pretty Santo Spirito church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It's a big market place, with fruits, legumes all what you need; many people watchs here, many restaurants, also the famous restaurant Santo Spirito, I think also a bank Santo Spirito excist here.

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