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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
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Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the...
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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There's a lot of Florentine history in and around this building.

The Medici's, Michelangelo, jealously, power, intrigue all centered in an around this building. We had a guide, and my head was spinning by the time she finished the stories... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Medici's, Michelangelo, jealously, power, intrigue all centered in an around this building. We had a guide, and my head was spinning by the time she finished the stories about the Medici family and all of the machinations taking place around Michelangelo's David. I wished we had done a little homework first. That's my only suggestion for the Palazzo Vecchio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This piazza/square is a must see is you have the time. The Italian President was visiting here while I was there. It was cool to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The statues boarding the Uffizi are amazing, make sure you read the boards to understand the meaning. Don't eat at any of the restaurants around the square, you can't find much better food and service just by wandering a couple of small streets away. The square is beautiful at night, so take time to revisit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I did not go into Palazzo Vecchio but it is at the very least worth going to Piazza della Signoria and checking it out along with the incredible sculpture all around it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Vast and full of frescoes. Interesting to see how the building evolved. Well worth a visit and not as pricey as many other attractions in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We didn't pay to in but there is a lot of artwork to see by walking through the open area at the bottom as well as the copy of David and the statue of Hercules.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had time to spare and went in to look around, ground floor is empty, it's having work done to it, but the architecture and pillars are all impressive. Wish i would of gone upstairs and seen Dante's Deathmask.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

From the outside the palace seems huge and stern. You enter a lovely courtyard with great fresco's, a lovely fountain with a putto and a dolphin and smartly decorated columns. A huge stairway goes tot the 1st floor with the huge Hall of 500 - 3 stories high with enormous paintings from battles. To the right is the Studiolo of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Firenze in very beautiful everywhere you are. To walk around "in the past" , but here upstairs, step by step, to the sky, was Wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I walked to see for myself after being instructed to make sure and go here. It was a very popular thing to see as it was crowded with lots of tourists checking out its uniqueness. I continued across the bride on my way to the Piazzale Michelangelo. It was a sight for sure as it is full of history and... More 

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