Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica
4.5
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
We were staying in a hotel San Michele on a street just steps away from the square. Being the center of the town, we were surprised that it was not crowded with tourists. We were visiting in September, the weather was still beautiful and warm.

On one day there was a market with stalls erected in the morning and painstakingly taken down at night. While I would have been interested in browsing, checking out what the Italian nonnas were selling, my husband's patience was running short. Well, I guess we were not meant to buy the old lamp:)
The large steps in the middle of the square offer a resting place , many have their little picnics there, not just tourists, local families gather there too.

There are inviting cafes to sit down and watch the world go by. The locals often seem to be in no hurry and take time to relax with their wine or coffee.
The Italians dress well in general, going out to dinner they put on a nice show. It is really nice to see. Unfortunately it makes it easier to spot the tourists.

Cortona and this square is popular with Americans as it was featured in the American film - Under the Tuscan Sun with the very pretty actress Diane Lane. It put Cortona on the map with the American tourist. Or so we have been told.
Her posters could be seen in the shops' windows.
The popularity of the town after the release of the movie increased dramatically and the real estate prices went through the roof.
So they say....
It may be too late to buy the villa in the countryside :( but it is definitely worth visiting this most charming and friendly little town....Under The Tuscan Sun...
We had a great time here....

Grazie e Arrivederci
Written January 11, 2016
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Kroulak
Brno, Czech Republic3,755 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Central place in Cortona with nice atmosphere,few restaurants,shops,church etc. Children like sit there and listen street music artists👍
Written August 27, 2020
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LHOVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,015 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
This square symbolizes all that is part of the Dolce Vita in Italian Hilltop Towns. Cortona is wonderful and this square is the main centre of City life for the past two millennia. Lots of places to sit and enjoy seeing the locals (and tourists) going back and forth. Good luck and Enjoy!
Written January 16, 2016
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mjp2363
Springfield, IL16 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
I loved this piazza! We spent a day in Cortona and my only regret is that we couldn't spend the night and see more of this gem of a place. The wine shops, cafes, shops are nestled closely together and everyone was friendly!
Written December 3, 2015
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Scrabblejan
Auburn, CA11 contributions
Oct 2019
I could sit and people watch all day in the Piazza della Repubblica. And when the town is celebrating a holiday, all kinds of pageantry happens right here
Written October 30, 2019
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m_tucker105
Fayetteville, GA18 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The streets are very steep leading to the Piazza, but it is worth every step! The Piazza has so many shops and restaurants to visit in such a quaint setting. Had the best gelato there!
Written April 10, 2018
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Andrea V
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg245 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Cortona is one the most compelling medieval towns that has to be visited if you happen to be around on visit.
Written July 15, 2017
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Maria M
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
Upon arrival in Cortona we immediately set about discovering the local area. We took a stroll around the whole town for a few hours.
The Main Street is the only level street in this town.
You can ourchase anything you want here. According to other reviews you can find the best handmade leather goods here in the Piazza della Repubblica.
The locals are extremely friendly and accommodating.
Written February 16, 2016
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hillcntrytraveler
Boerne, TX242 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
We traveled all over central Italy during a 2 week trip and I believe that Cortona was our favorite stop. It has fabulous views from the hilltop and beautiful photo ops everywhere you turn. Shopping and cafes are also very nice but best of all, the whole place is uncrowded and retains a very genuine, local feel. Because Cortona is located in the middle of the Italian peninsula, it is far enough away from both coasts to be on the cruise ship shore excursion itinerary, so you can explore without running into herds of people following a guide. The people here are friendly and the architecture quaint and beautiful.
Written September 25, 2015
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Ivivfromdk
5 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Cortona city is a big big surprise. Its location at the hills is continued to the city center. Small streets going up. The center is very cozy. There is amazing restaurants e.g. Trattoria Toscana. Excellent food at ridiculous low prizes
Written July 31, 2015
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