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Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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Ranked #17 of 220 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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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You should really go up there and see the view. The palace is amazing, the architecture takes us back in time and everything is well preserved

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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The architecture and history of the place as well as the beautiful view from the tower make this a must!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Visited it on Inferno tour, with a smart guide, and took some seceret pasages also, the attic as well, the Cinquecento sale, it's stunning. Outside is also grandious.

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Staffordshsire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Good climb for the legs - narrow stone steps in parts good view points and fab view of the Duomo and beyond

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Maine, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing look into life from centuries past, the opulence and work that went into its decoration - amazing fresco's. Great views of the city from the upper levels also. Again, no lines to deal with to get into (unlike Affuzi)

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were in Florence for a week and had three separate tours/activities in the Palazzo Vecchio. The Secret Passages tour was very interesting and was our favorite. The Life at Court was just OK and the Fresco Painting was very fun. I booked all of these well in advance on the musefirenze web site. Palazzo Vecchio is a sight to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the Palazzo late in the evening- there were no queues, few crowds, and a night time view of the city. It was marvellous! My favourite site in Florence. Spectacular ceilings, a great view from the battlements, and a big bunch of history. The art may travel from the Uffizi, but the interiors of this building will forever be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Palazzo Vecchio was a lot different than expected (thought it would be a tour/cover the tunnels above the aqueduct) but well worth it. However, I booked through a third party & had A LOT of problems with getting to the tour/finding my booking so I would go directly through the Palazzo services, which has help in the lobby. Still, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The view from the tower is stunning. It really shows the Duomo in all its glory, but there are no timed entries, so you just have to go and wait in the queue. It was about 30 minutes when we were there on a Sunday at noon. The good outcome of the restricted entries is that it isn't too crowded... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did not climb the tower as we were too tired and visited late in the day but great it is open all evening so you can fit it in. Very impressive main galleried hall and lots of painted rooms that you have to give time to. Most interesting final room housing old large globe and lots of ancient world... More

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