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Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 224 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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Woodlawn, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Go after dinner, get a gelato and take in the square. Amazing site to take in. Worth a few extra euro to be surrounded by true Florence.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A nice palazzio with great art. Very spacious so it doesn't feel too crowded even when it's full of tourists. A must see in italy.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What a jewel among many in Florence. There just wasn't enough time to to see and do everything but don't miss the Palazzo Vecchio.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We only had a few hours in Florence and didn't have time to visit the Academy where the original David is housed so we came to the Palazzo Vecchio where you can see a fantastic replica. There are also several other amazing statues which are also beautiful and not to be missed.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Can not find words to describe this beauty. The collection of the statues, paintings, tapestries and other master pieces is breathtaking. I also climbed the tower (232 stairs). The view over the nearby palaces, the Duomo, the churches is breathtaking.

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Toluca, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You can see the power of the Medici family only if you can imagine the magnificence of the palace in 1500... if not is almost empty, reserve the entrance to the tower.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Palazzo Vecchio will be familiar to fans of Dan Browns book "Inferno" because critical parts of the book took place here. The palazzo was and still is the seat of government for the city of Florence. Various Medici's lived here and there are many interesting apartments. Most of the painted ceilings, walls, etc. were done by Vassari and this building... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I attended a dinner show inside the old building but not before having visited with a guide 'was a wonderful experience to see the masterpieces that are located inside recommend everyone to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Entrance costs 10E, and the museum is very nice - basically it's a museum dedicated to the De Medici family. The audio guide is quite hepful, and it costs 5 Euro (if you need more than one, starting from the second it costs 4 Euro). Some nice sculptures can be found inside, and also the ceilings are beautiful painted.

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Smithfield, Utah, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is one of those sights that you should probably see but if you don't get a chance you haven't missed too much. I wouldn't advise climbing to the top, the views are not worth the climb (you can't get to the edge like you can at Giotto's Belltower or the Dome). The apartments are fun to see but the... More

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