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Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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Ranked #17 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Government Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the Signoria, the fathers of the city's republican government.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

beautiful old square, we enjoyed our walks there a lot. It is only so crowded that it is sometimes annoying. So do not try to ride a bike there because it is easy to go through someone so easily. Anyway the palazzo is amazing, the atmosphere there is of an old historical one mixed with the enthusiasm and the noise... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Such beauty and opulence, a must see.... The amazing painted ceilings give the Vatican a run for it's money and maybe even surpass it in my opinion

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Denstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant morning noon and night. Often classical guitar player in the evening which is not to be missed but good all day too.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Shops and restaurants surround the square and just a minute or two walk into a lane of high end fashion boutiques. Streets like Via Calimala and Via Dei Calzaiouli were my favourite streets to shop on. Just becareful of eating at restaurants here, too pricey and lets just say they know how well to make money off tourists

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the famous attractions of Florence. It holds many priceless art works and a copy of Michelangelo's David statue guards the entrance. Be prepared to walk up and down many flights of stairs

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Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

As we were exiting the free courtyard feeling disappointed that we didn't have the time or energy to fully explore the museum and palazzo we found ourselves witness to the civil marriage of an attractive and smiling young Italian couple surrounded by their smartly dressed jubilant friends. Point is that some of the best travel memories just can't be planned... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the inside - the art, rooms, and then climbing the tower you get great views. You think you climbed as high as you could but there seemed to always be more. Really liked this and would strongly recommend to all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is in the heart of Florence and a must visit. Built as the Town Hall it later became the residence of Cosimo I de' Medici. The decorated ceilings of the Royal Apartments are magnificent and make a visit here a must. Michelangelo's famous statue of David originally stood at the entrance where a copy stands today. A visit here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

wonderful historic building but give the "secret room" tour a miss - anything of importance you will see in general access

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My last trip included a visit to the Museum and my first trip to the top of the tower. Great views of the Duomo and hills. If nothing else go through the courtyard, which is free, but I would encourage the Secret Passage tour and museum.

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