Piazza della Repubblica

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Piazza della Repubblica
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The area
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 1 min walk
  • Termini • 5 min walk
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john
Rome, Italy4 contributions
Busy & not worth it
Nov 2021 • Couples
Hi we did. It plan to visit it but ended up passing by an accident-it happened to be on the way to our hotel… On a Saturday evening it was way too crowded & not my ch to see
Written November 22, 2021
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy5,063 contributions
Impressive square
Jun 2021
Impressive piazza which I came across while on a wander from Termini station, with the Naiadi Fountain in the middle and the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri church at the side.

However, the constant traffic was a put off.

Worth a look if you're in the area, but not worth going out of your way to see.
Written June 25, 2021
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt400 contributions
Wide busy square
Feb 2020
This is a wide and busy square, but it has a good look due to the sculptures and the nice fountain, but it is not a must-see place.
Written January 27, 2021
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA27,414 contributions
Busy piazza with several highlights
Jan 2020 • Solo
Circular Piazza della Repubblica never was my favorite place in Rome, but the ensemble of it is rather imposing. The primary reason for me being there was beautiful church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. The Fountain of the Naiads in the center is huge but lacks the elegance of other fountains in the Eternal City.

Two impressive buildings which create a semi-circle divided by one of the main thoroughfares of Rome, Via Nazionale, have some interesting shops.
Written December 13, 2020
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Michael W
Charleston, SC147 contributions
Beautiful Piazza with a Wonderful Fountain
Mar 2020
Piazza della Republica is easily found because it has a metro stop. It is a busy plaza with a wonderful fountain in the middle. The plaza is huge with shops and cafes. The fountain is the main attraction. There are many fountains and squares in Rome and this one of the best.
Written June 6, 2020
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dapper777
Monaco32,058 contributions
Majestic fountain surrounded by imposing buildings
Jan 2020 • Friends
Nowadays it is known mainly as a Metro stop, but it is famous square, not far from the main train station, and some of the most important attractions and sites of the historic center od Rome.
We decided to go for dinner at the new branch of Eataly, the high-end emporium of Italian food, which is located under the beautiful arcades and afterwards we walked all around the square, at night.
It was designed during the urban redevelopment undertaken after Rome was declared capital of Italy.
The square is made up of a large roundabout with an exquisite fountain, surrounded by imposing buildings on one side and a seemingly demolished temple on the other.
It was formerly known as the Piazza dell'Esedra because it was laid down on the remains of an exedra, a semi-circular open room with seating, a benched portico of Diocletian’s baths complex, from the Diocletian era.
At the centre of square stands the majestic Fontana delle Naiadi (Fountainf od the Naiads). It was constructed between 1870 and 1888 and decorated with four lion sculptures. In 1901 the lions were replaced by the statues of four nude Naiads (water nymphs).
It is flanked by grand 19th-century neoclassical colonnades surrounding the white marble Fontana delle Naiadi, a celebration of water.
The centerpiece are the bronze water nymphs who play almost erotically under a powerful jet spray. The central figure is Glaucus, a mortal fisherman turned sea god who comes to the aid of sailors.
We recommend visiting the square, walking around it and discovering its grandiose buildings.
We also recommend visiting the nearby Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
Written February 14, 2020
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W&M
Deventer, The Netherlands666 contributions
Walking 3
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Piazza della Repubblica is a very nice square and there we found S. Maria d. Angeli. An interesting church to see. Insite is restauration work gong on.
Written November 5, 2019
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SoloTogether
Ludlow, UK463 contributions
A Grand, Busy Piazza.....
Aug 2019
A grand, busy piazza focused on the Fontana at its centre.

This circular piazza is bounded by a semi circle of grand architecture, curved to match its circumference, with each block being divided from its neighbour by a busy road. The whole piazza, in actual fact, is the most elegant roundabout you will ever experience.

The architecture, including the Fontana is some of the cleanest and best from the late 1800s to be found in Rome. Well worth a visit, if you've already seen the major sites of Roma.
Written November 5, 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,544 contributions
Bustling Plaza
Sep 2019 • Couples
Direct access to Republica metro this is a lovely Piazza with beautiful curved buildings each side of Via Nazionale along with the famous fountain.
Written September 30, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,983 contributions
Busy piazza with fountain
Sep 2019
Nice piazza with a really good fountain. Busy spot as close to train station. Nice old buildings and worth a stop off.
Written September 23, 2019
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