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“We Really Loved This Place - gorgeous frescos” 5 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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$112*
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Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #16 of 214 Attractions in Florence
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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“We Really Loved This Place - gorgeous frescos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This attraction is covered by the Firenze card, but in any event it was not busy. The Firenze card also allows you to climb to the top - which is GREAT. What I really loved about this place is the frescos along with the ability to take pictures. It is a really nice break from the huge crowds at the well known museums. Enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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“Old but grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Palazzo Vecchio is crammed with history and spectacular art, even a lovely Michelangelo. Room after room was an interesting surprise, topped off with incredible views from the tower (which I highly recommend you don't skip).

My visit was not very crowded.

Visited April 2013
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“Impressive building.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Right next to the Uffizi the Palazzo Vecchio is a very busy. The entrance courtyard is beautiful. Important tip..... it is closed on a Thursday afternoon so we didn't get chance to clime to the top!

Visited April 2013
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“Impressive rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A building with may impressively decorated and restored rooms. A very long staircase to get up there and very crowded but worth a visit.

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“In the midst of grandeur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a high point of renaissance and baroque sculpture and architecture. There is enough going on at the Palazzo Vecchio to make a whole course syllabus...and you can join the crown who take it all in and top it off with a gelato.

Visited April 2013
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