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Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
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Private Tour
$114*
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Florence Sightseeing Tour
94%
Ranked #18 of 228 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A must-see when visiting Florence. The history, the artwork, and the location are such an integral part of this beautiful city. The Piazza della Signoria in front is just beautiful with incredible sculptures for all to enjoy; at night they are lit up and become almost magical. The Medici story is fascinating and well preserved from artwork, to sculpture, to... More

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Perth
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A magical introduction to one of the most artistically opulent cities in the world. The rooms are all richly decorated and in much better shape than those at Versailles, and there were refreshingly few people around, as it is nowhere near as "famous". There is a magnificent Giambologna 'Oceanus' in the courtyard, the rooms are dotted with wonderful statues by... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A facinating 'glimpse' into the lives of the Medici's of the past. The impressive square outside the impressive building is a major focal point in the city. Tip: Try the small coffee shop on the ground floor of the building, next to the souvernier shop, some nice home made cakes. If you need to use the toilet, you can use... More

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Middleton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We were there on a mild night while the pavement was still wet from rain that day. We got incredible photographs.

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jerusalem
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

If you only have limited time in Florence, this is the classic palazzo you must see. Everything you are looking for in a space that doesn't overwhelm you. Lovely wall frescoes, furniture and a snse of how life was lived in thse Renaisance homes. The map room was as fascinating as can be and everyone looks for their home towns-how... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited the Palace a couple of years ago - very interesting and a must see for those coming to Florence with an interest in the history of the Medici family. Admission was included with the Firenze Card. Huge rooms with many stairs to climb! Enjoy a drink and people watch in the Piazza della Signoria afterwards.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

exquisite artworks everywhere, a must see for all art lovers! Though you must be careful of your belongings since there are plenty of people.

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Contains a very nice open-air museum with about 15 statues all several centuries old that had a easy-to-use self tour that gave great information on them. No admission charge here and you can get a great dose of history and art!

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I loved the Palazzo Vecchio especially after reading Inferno by Dan Brown. We used Rick Steves walking tour through the palace. It was a great tour and the rooms were glorious. We didn't realize that our Firenze card allowed us to climb to the top of the tower. We waited for about 20 minutes and joined another group. It was... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The highlight of the visit to Palazzo Vecchio is definitely the view you get from the top of the tower. The inside of the palazzo is also nice, you'll find yourself trying to imagine how they used to live here many years ago. We didn't purchase our ticket in advance but there has hardly no line at the ticket office

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