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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A great place to stop for a while.

My boyfriend and I decided to stop in Palazzo Vecchio after visiting many sites around the area. We managed to find some space on some steps which are a very popular resting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Okay so I visited the Palazzo Ducale in Venice and the Palazzo Pitti in Florence before visiting this and I was a bit dissapointed... It's not as big as it looks, and not as pretty as the palazzo's mentioned before, and there is not a lot of interesting objects in it. So yea, we had the Firenze card making the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to stop in Palazzo Vecchio after visiting many sites around the area. We managed to find some space on some steps which are a very popular resting point. We grabbed some lunch and sat for a while talking in the surroundings. This square is a great place for people watching, looking at some of the... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Climbing the tower is a must! The views are stunning, I would recommend doing the Palazzo Vecchio before the bell tower and dome as you get much better views of them both. The museum is lovely too, some really nice rooms.

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Such architecture, & especially magic on summer nights, with such lovely air &breezes &statues lit &glowing, and by day a trip back in time - sometimes with an auto expo!

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Dayton, Ohio
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Hotel Davanzati was excellent, starting from their email recommendations for tours and how to make the most out of our trip. Ristorante Grotto Guelfa was really good and steps away from the hotel. The restaurants Gargani and Natalino were two excellent recommendations for dinner from Fabrizio's son. Staying in a family-run hotel added a nice personal touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A must-see when doing the Florence sightseeing circuit. The exteriors are amazing. Located in the center of the city, it's easy to walk or take a cab. Go early in the morning to avoid entry lines.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We booked a one hour tour in the Palazzo and learned a lot of interesting facts- on top of enjoying all the beautifull rooms - especially the ceilings. Our 14 year old son also had a great time there. Our 6 year old - who do not understand English - was a Little bored though. For him it would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I just find it fascinating to see mideivel buildings intact. This building is gorgeous! I just sat outside staring at it but you will find in Italy that the you think you found something that cannot get any better but it does. It can be overwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The palace is lovely. It houses a museum. Though I am not an art lover, I liked the museum. Take the tour of the battlements and the tower if possible. The views of the city are excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A must see to better understand the family that preserved the art and relics that are spread throughout the museums of Florence. The palace is lovely and contains furnishings and art that should not be missed. The map room was my favorite!

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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