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“Go during the organic market if possible”

Piazza Santo Spirito
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US$94.01*
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2-Hours Walking Tour in Florence
Ranked #46 of 659 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 30 November 2011

When I lived in florence, this piazza was my favorite, always full of life at all times of the day. Still 8 years later on a return trip, it has the same life. We happened to be there on the once a month organice farmers market and were lucky enough to purchase some fresh pressed olive oil, organic chiante wine, homemade nutella, pesto, and a giagantic vat of beautiful yarn. All of this at a very affordble price from local tuscan farmers.

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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Square beautiful and welcoming. The church that stands in the square is pretty much like all the surrounding buildings.

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Reviewed 19 October 2011

we happened to stay in an apartment near Pitti Palace and discoverd the Piazza by chance
We went everywhere in Florence; museums, galleries, churches.
The fondest memories however were of the Piazza Santa Spirito as it allowed us to get a glimpse of real local life and feel part of it.
The local market on the square is on most days and has fresh local produce; the bazaar keeps you entertained for hours and ranges from artefacts to more unusual items not seen in other parts of florence.
The restaurants are mostly unpretentious and inexpensive but full of character and style!
After a day's sightseeingI I found myself always ending up in the square for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.
Visit the Piazza before it is discovered by the hordes of tourists and changes it's character!!!

4  Thank Egli5588
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Located just two blocks off Palazzo Pitti, this is a great place to take a break in one of the restaurants (Borgo Antico) and visit the Spirito Santo church. On Sundays, a local fair is held there; amongst junk, one can find interesting artifacts.

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Reviewed 29 January 2010

This is not a famous touristic place but if you want to take a rest from the site seeing, to relax and take a look at the life of the locals, this piazza is the right place. There are good local coffee places, a local market, young people strolling around, and nearby some of the cheapest restaurants of the town. At this square was made the great Italian comedy "I amici miei" (=my honorable friends), a funny and bitter aspect to the life of Florentine people at the 70's.

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