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Piazza della Signoria

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Since its beginning during the Middle Ages, the Piazza della Signoria has...
Since its beginning during the Middle Ages, the Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of the city.
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Great People and Statue Watching

Almost impossible to miss. Maybe you'll just pass through with gelato in hand. Pause to see the great statues and look up to see the great buildings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Almost impossible to miss. Maybe you'll just pass through with gelato in hand. Pause to see the great statues and look up to see the great buildings.

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Idyllwild, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The museum- worthy sculptures alone tell you that this is a city like no other. Everywhere you look in the piazza is a feast for the eyes. My favorite public square in Europe.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This Piazza is filled with world renown statures. We had a guide take through the area. It made a difference for she explained all the difference statues, their significance historical perspective. Make sure you know what you are viewing because there is so much to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. The area is very crowded, summer is very hot. But the statues are so phenomenal that you can suck up the crowds and put up with the heat just to see them all. Medusas head is by far my favourite. It's also the original space where David statue stood, there is a replacement there, as... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The loveliest place in the Florence city centre, so steeped in history. This is the most popular piazza in Florence. Beautiful sculptures all around. The fake David is here at the entrance of Palazzo Vechio. Get your gelato and sit back on the steps and do some people watching! You can also hear some musical performances. Nice restaurants around though... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was nice to walk along the piazza by night, after the sun has gone and the place was no more full of people. Summer days can be extremely hot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a happening place in Florence. This Piazza has been part of the political life since the 14th C. The numerous sculptures symbolize the Republics defiance of the Medici. The large statue of Neptune celebrates the Medici's Maritime ambitions. The statue of Perseus holding Medusa's head is a reminder of what happened if you crossed the Medici. Cafes are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This piazza is filled with the most amazing statues. I just didn't know where to look first! Early morning is the best time to visit. By afternoon this area is very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in Florence, check the plan to see which artists are playing on the Piazza. 3 of the 5 days we stayed there, there were noteworthy musical events there in the evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to spend a relaxed afternoon if you already discovered all that Florence can give. Nice to have a gelato or a glass of wine while hearing good music and watching peoples faces looking at the amazing sculptures at the piazza.

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi

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