Piazza della Repubblica Tours

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Piazza della Repubblica is one of the most important and elegant squares in the heart of Florence, lined with porticoed 19th-century palazzi, Grand Dame hotels, high-end boutiques, bustling restaurants, and historic cafés. A stroll through this beautiful public space is a must during any Florence sightseeing tour.

The Basics
Florence’s main square is located on the site of the city’s ancient Roman Forum, which later became the market square dedicated to commerce while the Piazza del Duomo was the center of religious and civic affairs and Piazza della Signoria was the city’s political heart. A warren of narrow lanes crowded with buildings, churches, towers, and palaces sprang up in the area surrounding the market square, a portion of which became the Jewish ghetto. Today’s sweeping space was created by razing almost all of this neighborhood as part of a 19th-century urban renewal project during the brief period when Florence was capital of the newly united nation of Italy. Today the only original architectural detail that remains is the 15th-century Colonna dell'Abbondanza, marking the historic center of the square.

Piazza della Repubblica is generally included in private or small-group Florence walking tours, or Florence tours by Segway or electric bike. In addition to this landmark square, skip-the-line Florence highlights tours may include the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo’s David statue in the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia), Piazzale Michelangelo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Florence Duomo, and Santa Croce (Basilica di Santa Croce).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Don’t miss the square’s most famous landmarks: the historic literary cafés and the Hotel Savoy.
  • With its lively merry-go-round and street performers, Piazza della Repubblica is a fun stop for kids.
  • Most tours of the historic center of Florence and Piazza della Repubblica are on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • The wide and flat public square is easy to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.

How to Get There
Piazza della Repubblica is located in the historic city center of Florence, just a short stroll down the Via Roma pedestrian thoroughfare from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo). 

When to Get There
The square is a lively spot to visit year-round, but during the winter holidays many of the shops and businesses surrounding the square are decorated with abundant fairy lights, making it especially magical at night.

The Cafés of Piazza della Repubblica
At the end of the 19th century, the literary cafés lining Piazza della Repubblica became a meeting place for Florentine scholars, writers, and artists. Many of these spots are still open more than a century later; among the most famous are Giubbe Rosse and Gilli.

Location
Address: Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Italy
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive 3-hour walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo

Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group, 3-hour walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence into a helm of arts and humanities. Then visit the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral, as well as the Baptistery to hear the fascinating origins of the Gates of Paradise. Afterward stroll the local streets, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Florence Private Photo Walk

See Florence’s unique Renaissance atmosphere through a photographer’s lens on a photo walk. Bring along your camera and walk with a professional photographer guide through the medieval city streets and piazzas, where you’ll capture unique and beautiful views of the city’s most iconic sites and hidden charms. Get tips on composition and other photo techniques to create a collection of frame-worthy images that memorialize your trip.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Aperitivo Tour of Florence

Get a taste of aperitivo, Italy’s popular happy hour tradition, on a 2.5-hour tour in Florence. Begin the evening at a gelato shop with a palate-pleasing taste of mojito sorbet before heading to two wine bars to partake in happy hour Florentine-style. Sample a delicious spread of Tuscan cheeses and salami while sipping some regional vino. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Walking Tour in Florence

Become more familiar with Florence on this private walking tour of the city. Your private guide knows the best and quickest ways to maneuver around the city to make the most of your time. Plus, you can customize your day's itinerary, so your interests, needs, and wants are all met.
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1-Hour Segway Tour of Florence

See the sights of historic Florence with ease on this 1 hour Segway tour. Learn about the city's history through interesting stories told by a knowledgeable guide. See the city's main attractions.
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Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence

Explore the Renaissance charm of Florence the easy and eco-friendly way on a private, 2-hour electric bike tour. Cruise through winding medieval streets and squares on a battery-boosted e-bike, passing by highlights like the Santa Croce Church, Piazza Duomo, the San Lorenzo Market and the banks of the River Arno. Effortlessly scale the hills around the city to take in spectacular panoramic views from romantic Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy the flexibility to stop often for photos.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour: Florence City Discovery Experience for Kids

Inspire the kids’ interest in Florence’s history, art and architecture on a private, family-friendly 3-hour experience. Enjoy fun activities and treasure hunts as you stroll around the Piazza della Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, and discover Florence’s history in ways that fire the kids’ imaginations. Visit a workshop to see goldsmiths making a ‘florin,’ Florence’s medieval coin; or artisans decorating paper with traditional marbling techniques. A break for an Italian gelato (ice cream) provides an extra, delicious touch.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Classic Florence Walking Tour

Get to know Florence on a private walking tour of the city with a knowledgeable guide. During this 2-hour exploration, discover the Renaissance city’s top sights as you cross bridges, walk along winding alleys, pass by medieval markets and see famous landmarks like Santa Maria del Fiore, aka the Duomo. This is a great way to get oriented with the city so you’ll know what sites you want to return to later.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Florence Segway Tour

Explore the heart of the Renaissance by Segway on this 3-hour tour of Florence. Led by a local guide, you’ll pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce. Cover more ground than a walking tour as you hear the history behind this famous city from your guide. Headphones will also be provided so that you can hear the commentary more clearly as you glide through the streets. After three hours of exploration, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip The Line: Best of Florence Walking Tour including Accademia Gallery

Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery before enjoying a 3-hour walking tour of Florence. Led by an expert guide, experience world-famous artwork and the Renaissance city’s top attractions, including the Florence Duomo (from outside) and the Ponte Vecchio. As you go, gain insight about Florentine art and architecture from your guide, with audio headsets provided so that you hear everything clearly. Numbers are limited to 25 on this tour to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Florence for Families Private Tour

Visiting Florence with kids in tow? This private 4-hour tour is specially designed for families, with a focus on child-friendly activities and commentary that’s as entertaining as it is educational. Visit the Academy Museum to marvel at Michelangelo's David, keep the kids amused with the interactive exhibitions at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, and take in sights like the Ponte Vecchio and Repubblica square on a walking tour. Best of all: your skip-the-line tickets mean no waiting in line and you’ll even stop to enjoy a complimentary gelato along the way!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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A sweet walking in Florence from Rome

Escape Rome for a day on a guided trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Your itinerary is loaded with architectural gems and gourmet food tastings, with free time to explore at your own pace. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of planning and navigating on your own and ensures you leave with a new perspective on the city’s rich history and culture.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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ELECTRIC CART TOUR FLORENCE

Cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time when you book this tour of Florence's historic sights via golf cart. While a guide shares an insider's perspective on the culture and history of the birthplace of the Renaissance, you sit back and relax in the roomy electric cart. Meet the tour at a central point in the city; choose from morning or afternoon tour departures.
  • Duration: 87 to 126 minutes
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Small-Group Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Florence Including Wine Tasting and Lunch

Discover Tuscany’s renowned wine country on a day trip from Florence with a small group. Led by a driver-tour escort, venture to the town of Montepulciano by minivan and stop at a rustic wine cellar to taste the area’s vino di nobile blends. Then head to Montalcino to sample three Brunello di Montalcino wines alongside a 3-course lunch. Top off your day with a stroll to Pienza, a beautiful Renaissance hill town and home to the famous Pienza Pecorino cheese. Numbers are limited to eight people to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Florence Bike Tour

Saddle up for a 2.5-hour bike tour through the streets of Florence. Led by a local guide, pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and the iconic Ponte Vecchio. As you travel around the historic sites, learn interesting facts and anecdotes about this Renaissance city from your guide. Pull over to enjoy a complimentary coffee or gelato before finishing up your Florence biking excursion.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Florence Christmas Lights Photo Walk

Florence looks magical when illuminated during Christmas time, and this tour is a great way to discover the city’s most beautiful sites, get top photography tips, and see secret parts of Florence that you wouldn’t discover alone. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as a photographer will accompany and give you top tips on how to take great photos during the evening. Itineraries vary but potential sites include Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Best of Florence Tour by Night

Experience Florence on a 2-hour evening walking tour with a small group and an art historian guide. Explore the center of the city without the crowds of the day and stop at historic squares, piazzas, and Renaissance statues. Learn about the city’s Roman history and modern day culture. Get local insights and learn about Florence’s storied past with informed commentary about the city’s art and architecture. This tour is an ideal relaxed introduction to the city and gives visitors a good foundation to explore further.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Florence Walking Tour Including Aperitivo

Discover Renaissance legends and layers of romantic history on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence. Stroll through the medieval city center with a knowledgeable guide, who will point out hidden gems and share insights into the city’s artistic and architectural legacy. Stop for a traditional Italian aperitif at a café, and soak up the scenery of daily life passing through a local piazza.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence on a 2-hour evening tour. See the historic city come alive as the sun sets and see key landmarks like the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, and much more. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your informative guide as you stroll through the streets with a small group of no more than 15 guests.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Florence Tour by Luxury Cars: City Highlights or Gregorian Chants

Experience the enchantment of Florence in the evening on a private 1.5-hour tour aboard a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan. Cruise through the city’s medieval streets and romantic piazzas while admiring illuminated landmarks and sipping a bottle of prosecco. Choose from two unique itineraries: either admire the sparkling cityscape from hilltop Piazzale Michelangelo or listen to a group of monks reciting Gregorian chants at a historic church.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walking tour Florence, Firenze, Italy

Enjoy this walking tour with a professional guide and admire Florence for two hours with a small group. This city walking tour will be provided with lots of information about the historical and religious sites in Florence. During the tour, you are going to see for an example: Church Santa Maria Novella - piazza della Repubblica - Orsanmichele - piazza del Mercato Nuovo - Fontana del Porcellino - Loggia dei Lanzi - Basilica of Santa Croce - Monument Dante and more.. The city tour starts at different times each day all details will be emailed to you immediately after you made your booking.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Florence by night with aperitivo

See a different side to Florence on an evening tour that provides a great introduction to the Tuscan city for first-time visitors. Perfect for solo travelers and groups looking discover Florence’s nightlife, this tour includes an Italian buffet and drinks at one of the city’s liveliest bars, a place favoured by locals rather than tourists.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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