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“Easy to not go in but do” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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Ranked #17 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Government Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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“Easy to not go in but do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

With everything else to see, it may be easy to skip going in. Don't. Takre some time to make a visit and see this as part of the total Florence experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Great View from the Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you have a chance, climb to the top of the tower - it's a workout, but the views are fantastic. A great spot for pictures.

Visited November 2012
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“So Much History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We did a tour of the de' Medici secret passages a few years ago, this was great & well organized. We have again recently visited, never get tired of this city, by the Arno.

Visited October 2012
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Always love the ornate ceilings in this type of building in Europe and this is another fine example. Lots to see!!

Visited November 2012
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“go late and have it to yourself!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Do yourself a favor and check their website for hours or stop by and check when you are in Florence. The Palazzo Vecchio has specific days when they are open until midnight which is when we went and it was great! First of all it's a great way to force yourself to stay awake if you're suffering from jet lag and of course a good way to get another sight into your sightseeing day. Second and most important, we only saw 2 or 3 other couples the entire time we were there - felt like we were the only people in the Palazzo! In a city that so often can have multiple hour waits in line for museums and feel overcrowded with your fellow tourists take advantage of this after dinner opportunity. We really like the interior too, lots of interesting statues and paintings. it was fun to see how the rich and powerful lived.

Visited October 2012
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