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A walk through the highlights of this quarter, characteristic of Florence. Florence is an open museum, which is its beauty and its curse at the same time. People looking for a "typical" corner of Florence may find themselves among a crush of tourists if they only follow the well-traveled routes. But a walk through the Oltrarno's (the "other side of the Arno River") Santo Spirito Quarter will bring you to a part of Florence that still belongs to the Florentines. Follow its lanes filled with artisan studios to the leafy green piazza of Santo Spirito with its cafes and restaurants to the elegant boutiques of Via Santo Spirito to the enormous Pitti Palace filled with Renaissance treasures.