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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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This is one of the most beautiful renaissance palaces in the world. I have to confess I visited to study art for my History dissertation at university but I was not disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful renaissance palaces in the world. I have to confess I visited to study art for my History dissertation at university but I was not disappointed it is truly an arts lovers paradise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I think the big thing is the building and the view itself, them museums weren't really my thing here, head out to the gallery instead for some good art. Do head out to the palazzo tower though, you can buy a ticket just for the tower, and at the top you get an awesome view of Florence the river and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

how does one separate the pieces of the whole from the piazza? It is all the cradle of western civilization which started with Florentine Renaissance so aptly displayed by sites one sees from this vantage. None Is to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was open and it wasn't full so we took full advantage of it. The tour was well done. The rooms, the courtyards and the frescoes should be appreciated

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I didn't want to spend money to see both views - from Palazzo Vecchio and also from Duomo. I decided for Palazzo Vecchio, because you can see Duomo from there. The stairs were definitely worth to climb and place was not crowded at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Palazzo Vecchio is key to understanding Florence and the Medici Family. There are frescoes showing the life of Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Pope Leo, also a Medici. The apartments of Eleanora of Toledo, wife of Cosimo offer insight into her life and include an exquisitely painted chapel by Bronzino. As well, there is a beautiful Michelangelo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Life at Court tour offered by Palazzo Vecchio is fantastic. It is about an hour so easy for kids to handle. We learned a lot and the guide was great with kids. It is only 2 euro a person so is a bargain tour but yet the best one we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just a quick walk south of the Duomo it is a great place to see the sights and crowds of the city. Rest at the statues before pressing on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Palazzo Vecchio wasn't really on our must do list, but we ended up going there and really enjoyed it. My husband and I had recently read Inferno by Dan Brown and were really excited to see all of the things mentioned in the book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Highly recommended, small group, excellent guide, just enough detail. A little brochure/map would have made a lovely token & welcome supplement.

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