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“Loved this Building” 5 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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Private Tour
$108*
and up
Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #18 of 414 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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“Loved this Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Loved the old paintings on the wall. The massive paintings on the hall of the 500 were amazing. Unbelievable paintings that big could be done. I paid for an electronic guide, which proved to be a tablet that hung around your neck. I found it hard to follow and got lost in the wrong room on several occasions. An English speaking guided tour would have been better

Visited July 2013
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“Very good museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Intimate and doable in under 2 hours. So well preserved and interesting. As a big Michelangelo fan, I loved his sculpture, The Genius of Victory.

Visited June 2013
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“climb the tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This palace is absolutely gorgeous on the inside and one of my must-see destinations in Florence. It really gives you a glimpse into the Medici family and the absurdly decadent lifestyle they led. The cavernous great hall is magnificent and the views from the tower (it costs more to enter the tower) are great. There's an unobstructed view of the duomo, which is only blocks away, from the top of the tower.

Visited June 2013
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“My favourite place in Florence so far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We visited the Palazzo Vecchio on our second trip to Florence and I only wished we had been on the first visit too.
The Palazzo is massive and the whole place is one gorgeous work of art.
There is so much to see and appreciate in there that it's hard to take it all in and the artwork outstanding many of it from the great masters.
The is a great combination of architecture, sculpture, paintings religious images even a room full of beautiful maps and the Hall of the Five Hundred is breathtaking.
There is something for everyone here, more so than most of the other galleries and museums that we visited in Firenze.
It is definitely also worth paying the extra few euros and taking the trip up the tower. There are a couple of places on the way up that you can stop to have a bit of a rest so it isn't too difficult a climb. Once at the top there is a spectacular view of the city and what we thought the best view of the duomo in Florence.
Definitely well worth a visit, we loved it here.

Visited June 2013
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“Best place to see a fabulous sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A very unusual bridge lined with jewelry stores on both sides. In the middle is a small opening where you can look either to the east or the west. The sunsets are gorgeous from the central point on the bridge! The shops close early but the activities on the bridge go on until quite late with wonderful entertainers performing for tips and selling their cd's.

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