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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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Loved the Hall of 500

Enjoyed this visit since the Hall of 500 is amazing and the Mask of Dante is here as well. I do suggest getting tickets for as much as possible in this city in advance--online... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Aptos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to this tour but were left somewhat disappointed. The secret rooms and passages were great. Our tour guide fron the Palazzo Vecchio not so good. I don't know her name but she was from Boston. She was a nice person but too bubbly. She played lots of guessing games "could we find this or that"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this visit since the Hall of 500 is amazing and the Mask of Dante is here as well. I do suggest getting tickets for as much as possible in this city in advance--online for many of them is available. We did not do the City Pass since we didn't want to use the buses anyway but the skip the... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is something to see when in Florence. We stayed in the square and watched the people pass by daily, I could have never got tired of watching the people. It is very clean and well protected by police officers. No, we never saw anything to where they were needed but it was nice to know they were there. We... More 

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see and enjoy; we did all areas including the gardens, enjoying so much history, treasures of centuries ago, even the gorgeous porcelain display up in the top garden! It was well worth the walk up and the view. It took many hours, and we were so glad we took the time. We could easily have... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is incredible. Room after room after room with stunning frescoed ceilings. It quite took our breath away. The absolute highlight of our day. We happened upon it by chance one evening, and first climbed the tower, which is wonderful, with superb views across the city in all directions. We were up there at sunset and had it almost... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took the Secret Passages tour of the Palazzio and thought it was great. Insightful and something you don't get to see everyday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This palace/museum was recommended and we decided to visit it as the weather was wet. We found it interesting, not crowded, and only a few minutes to line up to get a ticket (10 eu). By reading the display signs we could the information we wanted without a guide, though audio guides were available. It was a town hall and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful square and the Gucci cafe on the corner is really nice. Very interesting to learn that the replica David outside the town hall is facing towards Rome where the 'goliath' Medici were exiled to. Only downside is the amount of people peddling selfie sticks umbrellas and ponchos.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Our son loved this place, including climbing to the top of the tower. The history of the Medici's is well told. The art, embossed and gilded ceilings, views over Florence, and subtly displayed items such as a privy tucked inside a wall were fascinating. Seeing the private rooms of the Medici family certainly gives a good idea of their power... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great history about the Medecis, makes you realise their wealth and power in the city and maybe why they were so despised by the people of Florence. Do go into the hidden passages. The square itself is great

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