A vibrant square, the centre of the city since Roman times, and flush with bars, restaurants and crowds.
Piazza della Repubblica is one of the main squares in Florence. It marks the centre of the city since Roman times. The 13th century city walls were torn down between 1865 and 1871 in order to construct a wide boulevard. The Roman Forum used to dominate the centre where the Column of Abundance used to stand. The medieval centre was still prevalent until the 18th century when it was decided by the council to widen the square and renovate. Many of the old Medieval towers, churches and homes were destroyed and today make way to upmarket hotels, cafes, shops and restaurants.
Visit if you wish to discover the lively atmosphere of an upmarket area of Florence with a multitude of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. Some of the old architecture is still here, for example the Arch of Triumph and the column of abundance, in contrast there is a children's carousel in the centre of the piazza.
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