Piazza della Repubblica Tours

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Piazza della Repubblica
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.

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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
  • Duration: 3 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 typical Florentine-style wine bar to indulge in Tuscan cheeses and salami while sipping some regional vino. Then, head out to explore some of Florence's most charming neighborhoods, before stopping off at a cocktail bar for a true Italian aperitif. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

See Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa while in port in La Spezia on this full-day, independent excursion. Head first to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a private driver and explore the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace or other top attractions at your leisure. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli and snap some pictures with the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in both cities, as well as skip-the-line tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Shore Excursion from Livorno to Florence and taste of Tuscany

Combine two adventures in one on this daylong shore excursion. Sit back and relax on the drive to Florence, and listen as your driver introduces you to the area. See the highlights of the city, including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, and the famous Medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio. Next, head into the Italian countryside to tour an organic wine farm before hading back to port. 
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Florence Day Tour with David, Duomo and Uffizi

Experience the very best of Florence in a single, memorable day. See Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ sculpture up-close at the Accademia Gallery, and learn the secrets of Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo. Explore the ‘living museum’ of the medieval city with a walking tour of its most important piazzas and outdoor monuments, and finish with a journey through the Renaissance at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery. Save time with skip-the-line access to the most popular attractions, and enjoy a small-group atmosphere of no more than 15 people.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’

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
  • Duration: 3 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Semi-Private Exclusive Pisa and Florence Sightseeing no more than 8 passengers

Spend your day ashore in Tuscany exploring the highlights of Pisa and Florence on this seamless, worry-free tour. Meet your guide upon disembarkation at the Livorno port, and head first to Pisa via air-conditioned vehicle. See the Leaning Tower and other highlights of the UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli before transferring to Florence. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to discover the Ponte Vecchio, see the Duomo, admire panoramic views from the Piazzale Michelangelo, and more. With a maximum of eight attendees, this tour promises an intimate way to explore.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Shore Excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno

Delve into the heart of beautiful Tuscany, and visit two of the region’s highlight cities, on this seamless shore excursion. Meet your guide at the Livorno Port, and travel via air-conditioned minivan to Florence. As this is a private tour, you’ll explore the city at your own pace: see the Duomo, browse its craft markets, admire the Piazza della Repubblica, and more. Your second stop is Pisa and its UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli, where you’ll encounter the world-famous Leaning Tower.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia

Discover the best that Florence has to offer on a full-day private walking tour through the Renaissance city. Visit the city’s historic landmarks like the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, the Baptistry and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Florence. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Florence and Pisa from Rome

Discover the charms of Florence and Pisa on a day trip from Rome. With your own private driver, you’ll benefit from a more flexible itinerary with sightseeing at your own pace. Stop for photos as you travel, then meet a local guide in Florence for a tour of the city and skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Pisa to see the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 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.
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  • Duration: 3 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
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO with DINNER in a Boutique WINERY

Get a true taste for the Tuscan countryside with this day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and a Chianti winery for dinner. Departing from Florence, venture first to the city of Siena for a guided tour through the Piazza del Campo, the site of the renowned Palio horse races, as well as a surprise food tasting. Afterward, wander the hilltown of San Gimignano before heading to a Chianti winery for a delicious 3-course dinner, complemented by fine local wine. Your trip is reserved to 16 people to keep the experience intimate.
  • Duration: 8 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
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Shared Small-Group Tour

This daylong shore excursion from Livorno takes you through the Italian countryside to the towns of Pisa and Florence. Travel in a air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi to Pisa, where you can see and photograph the city’s famous Leaning Tower. Then it’s on to Florence where highlights include Piazzale Michelangelo, a square with panoramic views of Florence, and Piazza Santa Croce, where Galileo and Machiavelli are buried. Have lunch on your own before heading back to port.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full day in Florence with skip the line: Discover Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

Discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence on this combo walking tour of the medieval city’s most important museums and monuments. Begin with a guided visit to the acclaimed Accademia Gallery, where you can admire artistic icons like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture. Learn about the history of Florence and its most legendary structures and former citizens on a 1.5-hour city walking tour, before enjoying an up-close view of more artistic masterpieces at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery, and after time for lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Florence City Bike Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Florence on two wheels with this bike tour. Explore the Tuscan capital by bike with a gelato stop included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Full-Day Shore Excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno, visit two of Tuscany’s most famous cities with this combo shore excursion to Florence and Pisa. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, heading first to Florence for a guided walking tour of the remarkably preserved medieval center and a visit to the famous Accademia Gallery to ogle Michelangelo's ‘David’ and other Renaissance masterpieces. In Pisa, see the Leaning Tower and enjoy several hours of free time to explore the other magnificent monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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BIKE TOUR

Discover Florence by bike, stopping at landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pedal down narrow lanes of the Oltrarno, an artisan neighborhood off the beaten path. This 2-hour tour, with a historian as your guide, offers three options to suit your personal schedule: morning, afternoon, or late evening. Benefit from the small-group atmosphere limited to 15 bicyclists.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Florence Evening Segway Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo and Gelato

See the sun set over Florence after a Segway tour around the city. Taking a fun approach to sightseeing, the evening tour allows you to glide around the historical center, learning about Florence Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Vecchio as you go. Stop to enjoy a gelato, then follow your guide along a bike path to Piazzale Michelangelo, a beloved city viewpoint. Numbers are limited to just eight people for a more personalized, small-group experience. Participants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • 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
  • Duration: 2 hours
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