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Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica

Piazza della Repubblica

56 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Plaza
Ranked #22 in Rome things to do
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Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
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In Greek mythology, Naiads were nymphs that presided over fountains, rivers, lakes, and oceans. In 1901 they were a controversial subject in Rome. Architect Mario Rutelli had just unveiled the four ... Read more
bronze nymphs that made up his masterwork and the new centerpiece of the Piazza de Republica, the “Fontana delle Naiadi.” The nude figures were considered far too provocative. Conservative citizens were outraged. Nonetheless, the fountain that Benito Mussolini called "exaltation of eternal youth, the capital's first salute to art" remained, as it does today, in the circular plaza surrounded by the baths of Diocletian.

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San Francisco

A really grand space with a huge fountain at the center. I think my brain likes it because it's so obviously symmetrical.

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Cape Town

A beautiful square and fountain away from the center of the city. There are a few shops around the edge of the square but not many. It is worth stopping for a look if you are nearby, but do not go out of your way to see it.

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Local from Rome

One of the most beautiful squares in Rome with access to the underground line A. Less than 10-minutes from our apartment.

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London

Definitely go at night when it is just eerily beautiful to behold. Roman grandeur writ very large. And it's a lot of fun too, especially navigating the crowds and climbing the steps.

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Flanked by grand neoclassical colonnades, this landmark piazza was laid out as part of Rome’s post-unification makeover. It follows the lines of the semicircular exedra (benched portico) of Diocletian’s baths complex and was originally known as Piazza Esedra. In the centre, the Fontana delle Naiadi aroused puritanical ire when it was unveiled by architect Mario Rutelli in 1901. The nudity of the four naiads or water nymphs, who surround the central figure of Glaucus wrestling a fish, was considered too provocative.

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Beirut

You can't but run into this magnificent castle with impressive fountains and 2 theatrical flames if you're walking around Rome through the main street. Wasn't on my to-do list but was very delightful to see its grandeur.

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London

Mainly a traffic circle with a giant fountain, this is just close to Termini and also backs right up on the Terme di Diocleziano.

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Cairo

Not sth Extraordinary... but the Weather was good and the water in the fountain was WICKED COLD !!

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San Francisco
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Piazza della Repubblica is one of Rome's grand sights if you're traveling by car, much like how PIazza Venezia wows newcomers to the Eternal City. It's not surrounded by tourists and there's a beautiful fountain in the center. The architecture around the Fontana delle Naiadi is equally beautiful, especially at night when the place is dramatically illuminated.

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I have visited Pizza della Repubblica in 2007 ,its such a beautiful place and so interesting,alot of people go there to have fun,hope to go there again.

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Abergavenny

this is quite an impressive structure, here to comemmorate past soldiers, a must see, just down the road from trevvi fountain

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Pittsford

This is a nice piazza near Termini station. We like that they have a McDonald's here with outside seating with no extra cost. You can sit and watch the people and the traffic while eating your burger and fries. The huge fountain in the middle is one of the best in Rome and is lit up after dark.

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Paris

Love the fountain

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United States

This was quite near our hotel and a lovely Irish bar/restaurant.

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Manila

i like it

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eternal city...

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Magliano Sabina

A due passi dalla Stazione Termini si arriva alla stupenda Piazza della Repubblica, numerosi bar e hotel circondano la piazza da cui è possibile scendere a Piazza Venezia passando per via Nazionale. Ideale per prendere un caffè o per mangiare qualcosa nei ristoranti.

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Pompeii

Roma è la città eterna. La puoi assaporare di giorno e di notte. È sempre bellissima

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Barcelona

Muy concurrida de día y una preciosidad de noche. ¡Merece la pena verla iluminada!

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Lizzano in Belvedere

Per me un posto indimenticabile! Occhio al servizio ai tavoli dei bar che la circondano! Si spende esattamente il doppio!!!

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