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“Enchanting!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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$113*
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Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #16 of 215 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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“Enchanting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was a beautiful palace - with quintessentially Florentine interiors, and you can climb to the top of the tower to view all Florence. When we arrived, it was past the afternoon and we went first straight to the tower because it closes earlier than the palace museum. We needed to go pass many sights within the palace to get to the tower, which for some peopke can be a spoiler. So it is recommended to visit earlier in the day.

Visited January 2013
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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“Unique history, only bridge not destroyed in WWII”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I put this down as VG, not because I am a fan of overpriced gold shops, but simply because this is a must-visit when you are in Florence. The shops that jut out from the bridge go back to at least the Middle Ages, and there's a great spot to watch the sunset as it reflects off the water and bathes the Florentine buildings in golden light...the perfect end to a fantastic dinner nearby!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic wedding Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Daughter married here in May 2013, very lovely romantic setting, the officials were very pleasant and smiling and made the whole wedding party feel very welcome and special

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Pretty Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Great way to stroll through the old bridge, while enjoying some shopping! Grab a Gelatto and enjoy the authentic markey for jewelry. Make you way to see and experience this.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“don't miss this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Grest place for food, and people watching. Artists paint in the square and there is music at night. Beautiful fountains.

Visited May 2013
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