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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
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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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great fun place to hang out and shop and watch the arno river and music and gelato and food! cute bridge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shiba M
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great fun place to hang out and shop and watch the arno river and music and gelato and food! cute bridge!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Place! Great Meat! Nice Staff! the Atmosphere is very good! Even tops it's original. Just Amazing!!

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Thank Mitala2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plaza is dominated by a wide open space with stacks of statues including the replica of the statue of David. The buildings are steeped in history & even the drizzle & cold added to the atmosphere.

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Thank razza6026
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated at beautiful Piazza della Signoria just near the stunning statues of Florence. Interior is Italian masterpiece, even though we were not allowed to enter some rooms that are usually available.

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you can not climb to the top / bell tower here, no problem as the views are same from here or from Duomo. but the palace is worth visiting and to understand the history of Florence.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palazzo Vechio overlooks the Piazza della Signoria where you will find a copy of Michelangelo's David statue. I was told the Palazzo Vecchio is the Town Hall of Florence. Inside is the famous "The Crossing of the Red Sea" , a fresco painting by the Italian artist Agnolo di Cosimo, known as Bronzino - BEAUTIFUL!

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Thank MickeysRetreat
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palazzo Vecchio is all about the Medici and the grandeur that they brought to Florence! Wonderful internal loggia with s great fountain/statua with the Putti. Il Salone dei 200 e quello dei 500 with beautiful tapestries all over and the frescoes and the rooms one more intriguing than the other one and climb the tower to view Firenze in all... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Until 15 Feb'16 you have the chance to enjoy this current BARGAIN-PRICED exhibition! For a mere Euro2!!!, & on show for the first time in it's original setting since the Italian Republic was founded--- this entire group of giant tapestries ( 9 metres high!) commissioned by Cosimo Medici to be hung in the Hall of the Two Hundred, is now... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a moment I thought I was in London.. Fantastically historical and beautiful building. looks like a casle.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palazzo Vecchio, The Old Palace, just walk and see, many sculptures and tourist trying to find the best picture !

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