Piazza della Republica in Florence is situated in the centre of Florence, just a couple of minutes walk from the Duomo, via Via Roma. Compared with the rest of the city this piazza is very new, as it only dates back to the 19th century when the old buildings of the decrepit medieval neighborhood, called Piazza del Mercato Vecchio or the Old Market Square, were demolished and the present piazza erected. Today’s Piazza della Republica is bustling with people, street-artists, street-performers and street-vendors. Occasionally some impromptu exhibitions line the sides of the piazza, and some fabulous art can be found there. It is lined with numerous cafes and outdoor tables. The Edison (Florence’s largest bookshop) and Riccordi the music store are located there as well.
Florence is a much sought after destination for the discerning traveler who is either an art lover or a history buff, and has more interesting sites to offer all within a few city blocks then most anywhere in the world. The Piazza della Republica is one of the liveliest areas of Florence, and a great place to enjoy a gelato and people watch or check out the buskers singing and playing their music nightly.
Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze, Italy
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