Piazza Santo Spirito
Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
About Piazza Santo Spirito
Piazza Santo Spirito is a square of the district Oltrarno in Florence. The square was formed in the thirteenth century, like other squares in front of important religious buildings, to accommodate the crowds who attended the prayers of the Augustinians, owners of the Basilica of Santo Spirito Frequent home to markets and flea markets, it is full of restaurants and nightclubs, craft shops and artists' studios.
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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.