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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.
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the moment there is scaffolding everywhere so doesn't look as good. This was once the city centre, the main market was here. Column of Abundance marks where the Roman forum stood. The present column dates to 1431 but the statue on the top is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This was the site of the Old Roman Forum, but today only one lone tall statue and the impressive triumphal arch serve as reminders of illustrious past. There were some cafes around the square, but today folks use the square mainly as a thoroughfare from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is the heart of the city. A perfect blend of cultural quotient that Florence offers and modern world. A must go. The place feels so live and is electrifying. Will make you walk and explore more. Also it is adjoining the cathedral which takes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nitinj8488
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This piazza has never had much appeal to me, other than its size, history, and merry-go-round. In the past it was swarmed with hustlers trying to find a way to get money from you. Currently it’s in a pretty ugly state and doesn’t seem to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The square was the site of the ancient forum in Roman era and remained the market and a meeting place during the medieval times. Its present appearance was developed during the short period when Florence was proclaimed to be the capital city, in the 19th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive example of florentine architecture. Right in the centre of Florence and close to other sightseeing landmarks

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a normally charming spot with a carousel and it faces the delightful Savoy Hotel as well as the oldest cafe in Florence - Gilli - where you can enjoy grand deserts. At the present it is also under heavy construction making it noisy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

One never gets tired of visiting Piazza della Repubblica. We went many times during our 4 day stay. The Colonna dell’Abbondanza marks the spot of the old Roman settlement. It is an experience, especially the copies of ancient Greek statues.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Our guide took us on a walking tour to this lovely place. It is very interesting to just sit and watch all the interesting characters and happenings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I like this square because you can see different groups of people, tourists and locals, stay there spending their time. There are beautiful buildings in the surround, a Colonna dell'Abbondanza (Column of Abundance) and a beautiful arch that passes over the via Degli Speziali. There...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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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
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Response from 980aimeeh | Reviewed this property |
I was there first week of August and it was running.