Piazza della Repubblica, a pivotal location in history near our Florence hotel
A pleasant walk through streets of central Florence where you find the Golden Tower Hotel, and in particular Via Strozzi, will take you to one of the city’s most important piazzas in just a few minutes, the Piazza della Repubblica.
Historic heart of a city that over the years has preserved a noticeable charm, Piazza della Repubblica today shows the mix of long standing history and art. This was in fact the post where the Roman Forum was located and the Colonna dell’Abbondanza in the centre is the perfect place where the Roman city’s Cardo and Decumano crossed.
The obelisk, at the top of which is Dovizia, a statue by Donatello, is the crowning glory of fifteenth century splendour, preceded by impressive medieval works such as churches and shrines, some still visible, and the Piazza della Repubblica has always been the social centre of Florence.
A short walk from our luxury hotel Florence then is a piazza that was completely renovated in the Nineteenth century when the city became capital of Italy, and that guards in every corner and side and in its magic atmosphere the artistic splendour of the cafes and meeting places of outstanding national cultural figures, to name but a few the Arco di Trionfo once crossed here, Caffè Gilli, Caffè Paskowski or Caffè delle Giubbe Rosse.
Staying in our 5 star hotel Florence centre will allow you a truly unique experience, a stroll through history and art that holds magical surprises for those who want to experience the essence of the city. And, after an original journey, one can only expect a luxury surprise and in fact at the Golden Tower Hotel the spa is at your disposal to treat yourselves to some delicious moments of relaxation.