These are definitely 2 of the most typical and 'genuine' districts of the city.
Here the masses of tourists only pass through and its streets are characterized by the presence of many handicraft workshops, art and jewelry schools, typical restaurants, traditional shops, street markets, ancient churches and old buildings, where it's still possible today to discover the rhythms and colors of a typical day in Florence.
The most representative piazza of the district is Piazza Santo Spirito with the original and amazing facade of its church, designed by the incredible Brunelleschi and beloved by all Florentines, art students and the tourists that every spring and summer night fill the square late into the night.
The entire neighborhood is characterized by a very specific building style, hidden streets and gardens, and beautiful piazzas.
The social life is mostly concentrated in the two main squares, Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza del Carmine where you'll find very cool bars (Dolce Vita, Caffè Ricchi, Cabiria) and excellent restaurants.
If your dream is to discover the atmosphere of ancient Florence take a walk in Santo Spirito and then rest in one of the typical local enoteques and you'll be assured of a wonderful time.
BARS: CABIRIA, POP CAFE, DOLCE VITA, HEMINGWAY, MAD, LOVE CRAFT, ONE EYED JACK, GOSH, RASPUTIN
RESTAURANTS: IL CINGHIALE BIANCO, LA CASALINGA, TRATTORIA DELL'ORTO, VIAVAI, BORGO ANTICO, MOMOYAMA, CAVOLO NERO, RISTORO DE' CAMBI, ESSENZIALE, THE CUT, IL SANTO BEVITORE, GOLDEN VIEW, GURDULU, PINT OF VIEW
PIZZERIAS: GUSTA PIZZA, TAMERO, DA GHERARDO
WINE BARS: CANTINONE, LE VOLPI E L'UVA, ENOTECA PITTI GOLA E CATINA
CLUBS: DISAGIO, NOF