This is definitely the most typical and ‘genuine’ district 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 jewellery schools, typical restaurants, traditional shops, street markets, ancient churches and old buildings where it’s still possible today to discover the rhythms and colours of a ‘quotidian’ and noisy 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 till late night…
The entire neighborhood is characterized by very representative building styles, 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, you’ll be assured of a wonderful time.
BARS: CABIRIA, DOLCE VITA, CAFFE’ RICCHI, UNIVERSALE, HEMINGWAY, CAFFE’ DE’ PITTI.
RESTAURANTS: IL CINGHIALE BIANCO, LA CASALINGA, TRATTORIA DELL’ORTO, VIAVAI, BORGO ANTICO, MOMOYAMA, CAVOLO NERO, RISTORO DE’ CAMBI.
PIZZERIAS: CIAO BELLA.
WINE BARS: BECCOFINO, CANTINONE, BENEVOBIS, LE VOLPI E L’UVA.