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Piazza della Repubblica, Florence: Tours & Tickets

Piazza della Repubblica, Florence: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: "Donatello, the Renaissance" at Palazzo Strozzi

1. Florence: "Donatello, the Renaissance" at Palazzo Strozzi

This historic, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition – Donatello, The Renaissance – sets out to reconstruct the outstanding career of one of the most important and influential masters of Italian art of any age. The exhibition is designed to celebrate Donatello in dialogue with institutions of Florence and the whole of Italy and juxtaposing his work with masterpieces by other Italian Renaissance masters such as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, and Michelangelo. The exhibition showcases over 100 works of art including sculptures, paintings, and drawings with unique loans, some of which have never been granted before now, from almost sixty of the world's leading museums and institutions/

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

2. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

Depart from Rome and head out into the rolling Tuscan countryside on your full-day sightseeing adventure. During the journey, learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. Arrive in Florence, a stunning city bursting with Renaissance architecture, history, art, philosophy, and science in every corner. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit all the most important landmarks, including the Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Don’t forget to stop at a local café to sample some delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts. Upgrade your experience and receive tickets to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David. Hop back onboard the bus and continue the tour to Pisa. Upon arrival, visit the UNESCO listed Piazza dei Miracoli where the Pisan Romanesque style cathedral is located. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and stop to take some photos for your vacation album. Spend some more free time exploring the city before hopping back on the bus where you can soak up stunning countryside views on the return to Rome.

Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

3. Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes your through a the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

The BEST Florence Walking tour-Renaissance and Medici Tales

4. The BEST Florence Walking tour-Renaissance and Medici Tales

In this tour you’ll get a general overview of the city, while passing by its main highlights and discovering thrilling stories, hidden gems and unknown fun-facts. In an amusing walk, you’ll understand why this city became the cradle of the Renaissance and changed our global history. You’ll also dive into the intrigues of one of the most powerful dynasties of all times, the Medici family, and you’ll realize their astounding impact, visible even in our daily lives. And many more! We’ll also give you useful information and tips about many different things: from how to avoid leather scams to how to choose the best gelato! All in a friendly and professional manner, with a good balance between information and humour, so that you’ll learn and enjoy at the same time.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

5. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Hop on an electronic golf cart and discover the history of Florence in an entertaining, relaxing, and eco-friendly way. After meeting your driver, head to Ponte Vecchio and follow the Ponte Santa Trinita to reach the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Here, admire the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome. Next, see one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance facade. Finally, arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your tour and visit the iconic Piazzale Michelangelo.

Florence: Segway Tour

6. Florence: Segway Tour

Ride a Segway through the beautiful streets of Florence and experience the city in a fun and exciting way in just a few hours. Florence is a pearl of the Renaissance period and its wonderful old town offers a wide variety of sightseeing highlights. Begin your Segway tour with a 30-minute orientation session. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, start your journey to Florence's historic center. Here you will have the opportunity to see all the major sights, while comfortably listening to your live tour guide. Along the way, see the impressive Brunelleschi's Dome with its characteristic bell tower. Discover the Uffizi and Accademia Fine Arts galleries, as well as popular squares such as the Piazza della Signoria and the Piazza della Repubblica. From the Arno River, admire the beautiful bridges and take in the scenery from a unique viewpoint. This tour offers a great opportunity to discover the city in a fun and interesting way. There is also the option to have a delicious Tuscan lunch after the morning tour.

Florence: 2.5-Hour Night Segway Tour

7. Florence: 2.5-Hour Night Segway Tour

Florence is especially beautiful at night; experience it yourself on this 2.5-hour night Segway tour of Florence. This night Segway tour of Florence features small groups for a personalized experience; the best sights in Florence. From the Florence Segway office, you will travel to the historic Republic Square, the impressive Signoria Square, the 15th century Strozzi Palace, and the famous Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, the main cathedral in Florence. You will stop at a number of other landmarks along the way.

The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

8. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect view of Florence or wander through the museum inside, your friendly local can arrange everything you wish to visit and see.  Here’s the kid’s favorite part: a gelato stop. Try the best gelato in town while you immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere and conversation. Once their sweet tooth is satisfied, go on a fun paper decorating demonstration and get crafty. Afterwards, learn how a market got turned into a church and visit the Fontana del Porcellino. Then, head to Piazza della Signora, a hotspot for political events in Florence for centuries. For the last stop of the tour, head to Ponte Vecchio.

Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

9. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's history and some fun facts. You'll also be shown the best places to find gelato, bistecca alla fiorentina, and truffles. The highlight of this bike tour is a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to experience stunning views of Florence.

Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time and find inspiration in the art and architecture of Florence, Italy. Admire classical artworks, cross the famed Ponte Vecchio, and see such gems as Pitti Palace. Listen as your guide fills in historical details. Poke around Piazza Della Signori, an open-air museum where the Palazzo Vecchio stands. Check out the Loggia dei Lanzi, housing a vast collection of original statues by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery and light upon Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. Discover one of the well-kept secrets of Florence, the twisty Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace. Follow your guide through the Medieval District, stop at the House of Dante, and feel giddy walking around Duomo Square. Learn about the construction of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s Cupola before the tour's conclusion.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Repubblica, Florence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,443 reviews

The tour company was disorganized; I had booked an English tour, one woman had booked an Italian tour, and a German family had booked a private tour in german. However, the company combined all of us. Luckily I and the other woman spoke German so it was fine. The German family was not at the time given a refund, as their tour was not private. However, the tour guide (Roxanne or something like that) went above and beyond! The tour itself was very interesting and an extremely useful introduction to Florence.

Our Guide was Rosa and it was a fantastic experience. In addition to being knowledgeable about the history of her city, she is a very kind and friendly person. We highly recommend Rosa's company.

It was very well organized. Signs were in Italian and English. It was not crowded. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about Donatello.

Maria was a very knowledgeable and personable guide! We enjoyed her leading us through the academia!

Superbly curated show, and the azureblue walls of the gallery enhance the sculptures and objects.