Piazza della Repubblica (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjattsa della reˈpubblika], Republic Square) is a city square in Florence, Italy. It was originally the site of the city's forum; then of its old ghetto, which was swept away during the improvement works, or Risanamento, initiated during the brief period when Florence was the capital of a reunited Italy—work that also created the city's avenues and boulevards. At that time, the Loggia del Pesce from the Mercato Vecchio was also moved to Piazza Ciompi. The square's Giubbe Rosse cafe has long been a meeting place for famous artists and writers, notably those of Futurism.
A very inspiring place with an historical vibe! Many high class stores and a few restaurants.
Lovely square with a carousel and good shopping nearby. It looks so magical with the Christmas lights and the bubble blower in the square. The little ones loved this part the best.
If you want to get an amazing view go to the Bell Tower and skip the lines. The bell tower is free I repeat the bell tower is free and there is no line. You will get an amazing view of the sunset from this location, you don't have to pay and you can skip buying tickets and waiting in line just to get to the top like the other location across the street I cannot remember the name at the moment but this is where you want to be to see the sunset.
Great place with a vibrant atmosphere and full of life 24 hours a day. Be aware that restaurants in the area are quite expensive and the menu is not that sophisticated. There are policemen all the time wandering around and a police car is permanently parked too.
A fun, active and entertaining plaza for the family and tourists. A beautiful, open area surrounded by snazzy stores within walking distance of important historical sites. There are many traditional and pop-up sites around. Splurge, savior and look around, you will have fun.