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Palazzo Vecchio

Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
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Private Tour
$103*
and up
Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour
94%
Ranked #15 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat...
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Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner 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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Worksop, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately unable to have the time to tour the palace, but being used to the English palaces and castles, it does appear quite modest in scale for a family that ruled a huge part for nearly three hundred years.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

There are so many places in Florence to visit but this is in the top three. The history, beauty are not to be missed. Having the Ufizzi Gallery right there is a bonus.

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Belfast
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A wonderful old palace which is now the Town Hall but no less beautiful! You must go to the Loggia with its wonderful views over the city and explore the secret rooms and passageways throughout the building

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Gouda
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Impressive history in beautiful painted rooms brings you back to the renaissance. Firenze at its best!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This whole area is full of beauty and history. We visited on the day of the celebration of the maggi taking their gifts to Jesus in the Duomo. It was a long procession with music, flag throwers and people dressed in 15th costume. A sight to behold

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A very busy spot on the Arno. It has loads and loads of jewelry. We just looked and didn't shop. Not sure what kinds of bargains you can get. Crowded, but easy to cross on our way to Pitti Palace. Ufizi (the Medici Palace) very near. A good thing to see, but a little crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The palace is extremely beautiful - with something more beautiful through every new door. We just toured the palace (not the tower). It was an enjoyable experience - but needed to stay ahead or behind many large tour groups to get up close to see things.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was a perfect hotel for a 5 day visit.Close to train station to day trip to Lucca,and Bologna.Close to walk to all of Florence's high spots to visit.Clean,wonderful breakfast,and the best staff,particular grazie mille to Giacomo for all his help.Look forward to staying here again in the awesome city of Florence!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great to wander round at any time of day and admire the sculptures and fountain. The cafes here were some of the more expensive we found so shop around.

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Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It really helps to have a guide to translate what you are seeing into understanding, and to take the time to dig into the staggering wealth of art, history, and politics in this single structure. I have a particular interest in the expression "cerca trova" so of course the Vasari's were high on my to-see list. But the rest of... More 

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