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Piazza della Repubblica

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Address: Florence, Italy

This square marks the ancient heart of Florence and is the site of the...

This square marks the ancient heart of Florence and is the site of the Giubbe Rosse café where intellectuals and artists met in the early years of the 20th century.

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Nice square in florence

Went for gelato here in May 2012 while on our tour with contiki. We passed by on our guided tour in the am and then continued to a larger square. There are many shops and... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Prince George, Canada
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Cafes and stores line this square. Gilli is a great place to grab a glass of wine, cappuccino, delectable desserts, or decent tasting pasta.. There are great number of interesting stores at this site including the large department store, La Rinascente. There are also hair salons nearby such as Marios, worth getting a shampoo and blow dry styling. Musicians like... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went for gelato here in May 2012 while on our tour with contiki. We passed by on our guided tour in the am and then continued to a larger square. There are many shops and restaurants lining the square. After we parted ways around noon, we came here to eat lunch. We also went to a leather shop to see... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Piazza della Repubblica is an amazing place to visit, here you will see locals and tourist and a little bit of everything else, from the high end stores to the small shops in the street. Charming restaurants with outside tables to enjoy the view and weather are an affordable option when exploring the city. The Piazza also has a carousel... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

A lively piazza, bustling with both locals and tourists. An old Merry go Round is also found here and like in many piazza's around Florence you will find buskers.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice square and door , small square but warm ... there was a carousel when we were there ... Enjoyyy

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Lots of people here, great for watching, and lots of interesting side streets, as well. We really enjoyed the architecture. Another great Piazza

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Gdansk, Poland
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Really crowded spot, carousel for the youngest, and a lot of great architecture combined with shopping galleries around. It's so close to everything else in Florence, you have to go there.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

With all the great places to see in Firenze, take few minutes to stop by one of the great caffe' in the piazza, slow down, and enjoy life for a bit while sipping a caffee and maybe eating a small slice of millefoglie or a diplomatico.

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Malibu, California, United States
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Lots of street musicians, street vendors and people transiting through this location. Centrally located and usually busy with people day and night. The Merry Go Round would be fun for young children and people who are young at heart. Several outside places to have a drink or eat ringing the Piazza.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Love this Piazza, enjoyed a 5 nite stay overlooking this beautiful square. Beautiful carousal is the main focus. Cafes to enjoy a drink while people watching.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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