Piazza Santo Spirito

Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence: Address, Phone Number, Piazza Santo Spirito Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza Santo Spirito
4.5
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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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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,582 contributions
Not as spectacular but ok
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is where the Basilica of the Santo Spitito is located on the other side of the bridge/arno river. It is a bit secluded area, it is not my first choice for hanging out but did rested here a bit on one of the few benches situated at this plaza.
I found this area a bit unkempt and the trees there need some sprucing up.
Generally it's a low keyed area to chill out without the touristy crowds
Written 15 June 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Nothing here
Dec 2019
There's really nothing going on here. Maybe if you come during a festival or something, but don't bother coming here. It was a long walk out of the way for me and I regret it. It's nothing bad, just nothing at all.
Written 22 February 2020
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Jackie oh
Santiago, Chile19 contributions
Perfect for a lazy Sunday
Oct 2019 • Friends
Our hostel was close to this piazza so we went there a few times. It was clean, not so crowded as other squares in Florence and the whole vibe was lovely. I enjoyed the market on Sunday, there were stands of food, flowers, clothes, shoes and jewelry too.
Written 17 February 2020
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Raoulr89
Sittard, The Netherlands761 contributions
The place of the locals
Oct 2019
On the ''other'' site of the Arno river you can find this square. It is very popular with locals and therefore especially crowded in the evening. The atmosphere is good and there are a lot of restaurants. The entrance to the church is free but the opening hours are still unknown to me. The square itself doesn't look that special.
Written 28 October 2019
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David H
Bury, UK1,391 contributions
Not my favourite
Sep 2019 • Couples
Maybe it was because we had just had a rainstorm, but I found this square quite depressing, with few people about, and the cafes not as vibrant or attractive as other squares.
Written 6 September 2019
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Rach
5 contributions
Bursting with Authenticity
Jul 2019
Piazza Santo Spirito is my favorite square in Florence- local farmer/artisan markets at least a few times a week, great restaurants, cafes, plus it has a water fountain and trees!
Written 23 August 2019
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Dave S
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions
Take a breath
Jul 2019 • Couples
Especially in high season, Florence can be a nightmare. Even in the recent heatwave queues for major attractions were huge. But a few minutes walk over one of the many bridges will take you into this pretty and relatively peaceful square. Get your timing right and arrive while to small market is operating, or try one of the small restaurants for lunch, a quiet drink in the shade, or dinner. And if it's still too hot (or wet) for you, duck into the Basilica, one of the most important churches in the city.
Written 8 July 2019
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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,552 contributions
Good place to have a coffee or sip a wine and watch people; clean restroom
Apr 2019 • Couples
At the Piazza Santo Spirito are several restaurants with tables set in the square offering something to eat or simply to take a rest with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine after visiting the Basilica Santo Spirito. There is a very clean restroom at the piazza which can be used for a fee of 1 Euro.
The area between the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica Santo Spirito is worth a visit, normal life with very few tourists.
Written 1 May 2019
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Justin S
Gilbert, AZ15 contributions
Visited on a Monday afternoon, not much to see
Apr 2019 • Family
We visited here on a Monday afternoon to get away from the madness around all the major landmarks on the other side of the river. There wasnt many vendors selling stuff and the stuff that was for sale wasnt very interesting, at least to me it wasnt. There was a produce stand there, one vendor selling random household items (q-tips, band-aids, shanpoo) and another selling clothes. We ate at a fresh pasta restaurant which was good. It's a nice relaxing plaza away from the super touristy sites but the market wasnt very interesting.
Written 29 April 2019
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Peter B
Cleveland, Australia192 contributions
Great location for lunch away from the tourist crowd,very local crowd
Apr 2019 • Couples
A great location for a value for money bite of lunch and a few wines. The salad was excellent as was the home bread and sandwich
Written 3 April 2019
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