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Palazzo Vecchio

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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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When we were here the featured display was a fascinating collection of Christian art from the WW II period. You needed an audio guide to appreciate it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Titusville, Pennsylvania

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we were here the featured display was a fascinating collection of Christian art from the WW II period. You needed an audio guide to appreciate it!

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Thank Barry C
Tokyo, Japan
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77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old stone work building with parapet indentation like crowns around the roof line tops. Was unable to enter as not able to buy tickets.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a surprise when you step inside the doors. The pillars and wonderful painted ceilings and walls. Half the place is under restoration as the paint has been worn away from people touching the walls. Such a shame. But the restoration is wonderful and a great place to walk around out of the cold

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Thank marks611
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can see it from the outside - it's nice. You can go into the the courtyard (it's free) - you'll get the taste of it. But buy a ticket and go for a tour - you'll be amazed. Jaw dropping experience - from magnificent "Hall of 500" to little rooms that will put you in the "Wooow" mode. Must... More 

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Sutton England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous historic building, wonderful central courtyard and some fabulous Medeval ceiling paintings can be seen just walking through the ground floor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must. It was one of the first things we did when we arrived in Florence. The rooms are full of history and are beautifully decorated

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is open late into the evening and we recommend going around sunset so as you can climb the stairs of the tower (strenuous climb!) and watch the sunset across all of Firenze. It is both beautiful and romantic especially halfway up the tower you can walk around the top of the building where you will find a beautiful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great to look from the outside and Interesting to tour from the inside; the square / Pazza della Signoria that the Palazzo is in is one of the best in Florence (and looks stunning at night). Get the tour of the castle as you'll discover the secret passageways you'd otherwise not be able to see.

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Moranbah, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the palace. The history within the walls was unexpected and really cool. The views from the tower are really good.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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