B&B for visiting Florence on foot


With a splendid location, right in the heart of the city’s historic center, the B&B Repubblica provides elegant, exclusive accommodations and an ideal opportunity to visit Florence on foot, with every major attraction just a few minutes away.

The bed & breakfast is located in Piazza della Repubblica, just a three minute walk from the Duomo and extraordinary Brunelleschi cupola, less than five minutes from Ponte Vecchio, one of Florence’s most enduring symbols.

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Within walking distance are the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, the Galleria degli Uffizi museum – one of the world’s most important museums – the Museo del Bargello and the museum at the Medici Chapels, the burial site of the city’s ancient princes.

In addition, the immediate surroundings offer outstanding shopping – the Via de’ Tornabuoni and Via Strozzi – where visitors can experience the pleasure of admiring and buying high quality Made in Italy products, such as leather goods and footwear, along with the creations of the greatest fashion designers.

The view of the rooms at the B&B faces onto Piazza della Repubblica and the Church of Orsanmichele, in which are preserved the works of artists who gave birth to the Renaissance. From an artistic standpoint, one of the most important churches in the city.

The Gran Cafè Giubbe Rosse | The B&B Repubblica enjoys an excellent location near one of the places that has most influenced the literary history of the 20th century. The Cafè Giubbe Rosse was a meeting point for exponents of Futurism and Hermeticism, of the neoavantguardists and poets such as Quasimodo and Montale.

How to reach us

By train

The train station of Santa Maria Novella is around 10 minutes on foot from the B&B. Follow directions for the Duomo, taking Via de’ Cerratani, then Via Panzani, right up to the Baptistery. From here, turn right onto Piazza della Repubblica, where the B&B is situated. Taxi service available.

By plane

From Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci (Peretola) airport, take the Volainbus shuttle that reaches Santa Maria Novella train station in just thirty minutes. The shuttle departs every 30 minutes. From the station, follow the directions under ‘By train’. Taxi service available.

By car

From any motorway or provincial road, get to Via delle Terme and leave your vehicle at the private garage offering special rates to the B&B’s guests, just three minutes on foot. The garage offers a layaway service and free delivery at the bed & breakfast, notifying your license plate number to Municipal Police, in order to obtain an access permit for the ZTL limited traffic zone, without incurring in any fines.