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“Far away from the tourist crowds”

Piazza Santo Spirito
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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 1 July 2014

Tucked away in the Oltroarno area of Florence is this lovely Piazza. I visited on my way from to the Giardino Boboli, and I'm glad I did! A small market was in operation, mostly stalls selling cheap clothing and leather goods, however I found an amazing stall selling brassware. I loved the crab brass door knockers, operated by lifting the back of the crab away from the legs! You couldn't make it up!! There were also a couple of stalls selling locally grown produce which were interesting to browse, I found lemons the size of grapefruits. There are several cafes around the perimeter of the piazza where you can stop for food or just a coffee.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Nice but was expecting more restaurants, was thinking this was going to be a lot more busier but it was perfect for a late lunch after a long walk around the city

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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Located much farther away from tourist insanity, we loved the restaurants and cafe in this piazza. Pick up a great side of the Arno too.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Santo spirito is the place where many locals gather to have drinks, eat and chill. It is a nice place for tourist to see how the locals spend their time with friends and families. There are a lot of choices of good cafe and restaurant as well. I visited one of the bars with friends and blend with the local people, great experience overall.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I fell upon this square after a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and the Boboli Gardens, it's a real bit of peace and quiet and away from the hoards of tourists in the centre of Florence. There's a tiny market, lots of benches with local workers sitting having their lunch, and about 4 or 5 restaurants. I had a delicious lunch and was so impressed went back the next day whilst exploring the local area.

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