5 great things to do in Piazza della Repubblica in Florence!
Do you want to have a walk in the historic center of Florence? We are proud to be your Cicero! We want to accompany you to discover the many beautiful things to see or do in the most famous places of the city. Today we tell you 5 great things to do in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence! 1) The famous historical places, where you can take your coffee, dine or have a drink. The choice is between: Paszkowski, Gilli and the Caffè Letterario Giubbe Rosse (one of most important meeting points for writers and artists). The quality of food, live music and the helpful staff will make you spend an unforgettable evening with your family. For those who want to feel the atmosphere of the rock, under the Arc is open the world’s most famous chain restaurant HARD ROCK CAFE Florence, where you will be served the typical American cuisine.
2) For the children, you will notice the large roundabout in the square! The little florentine gem, with decorated horses, the colors and the music that will make your children feel inside a fairy tale of Andersen. Let your children join it (it is really cheap!) and give them the gift of a fabulous memory!
3) For those who love shopping, the Piazza enjoys a more than favorable position, being in a pedestrian zone. Via Por Santa Maria, right next to the square, is full of important shops to point out, such as the shopping center La Rinascente. But for those who want the big brands and admire the true Italian fashion, a few steps from Piazza is also the Via Tornabuoni, which is known for its luxury shops such as Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Patrizia Pepe, Roberto Cavalli and many others.
4) Near the square there is also the famous ‘‘PORCELLINO” (a piglet made of bronze) and the old market, with leather goods and souvenirs for the whole family. Do not forget to ”pamper” the little Andersen piglet with a coin in your hand inside his mouth: you express your desire and if the coin falls into the hole under the piglet then your wish will come true soon!
5) The square is now the ”stage” of street artists and of any art form expressed outside the walls of the theaters. Every day you can enjoy international artists that play their instruments, or dancers, or boys who perform to the rhythm of breakdance and also opera singers and many more!
Maybe this will be your favorite place in Florence?