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Piazza della Repubblica

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Address: Florence, Italy
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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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Great People watching spot

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Malibu, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Starts humming at 07:00 in the morning and doesn't stop until the early hours of the next day. Always something different to see, people to watch, sights to behold. You can find a place to sit and enjoy impromptu music, magicians, look at the antique Merry go round, enjoy a great meal and never leave the Piazza. How wonderful

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lot of street musicians perform in this Piazza, most of them quite good and entertaining. There is a merry go round and lots of restaurants around. I am sure some of them are good, but being such a touristic spot I am willing to bet they are on the expensive side...Try to go around sun down, the lightning on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a great place to meet and a number of the tours we took started here. Head towards pointe Vecchio and you find the leather market. Dive a block in for some good shopping. Lovely in the evenings with the merry go round running.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Usually the meeting point to all of your tours, tourist trap cafe's but all have great views and people watching. Shopping too!

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic square with musicians and also unexpectable concerts..where you can take a breathe of real Florence's spirit. Wonderful..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Take the time to sit in the Piazza della Repubblica and watch people walk by; watch children riding the Carousel. There are shops and cafes to visit; but it is restful to just sit and watch.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Rather indifferent piazza however you will cross it coz it is centrally located. The area around has many shops, most of them expensive.

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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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