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“This is City Hall, Amazing!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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Ranked #15 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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“This is City Hall, Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We spent several hours here on a rainy afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The statues and ceilings were all top notch and the views from the top of the tower were spectacular! The Medici's certainly had money as is apparent here!!

Visited November 2013
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“Iconic Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The tower of this former palace is as much a symbol of Florence as is the Duomo. The Medici called this home but today is used as the Mayor's offices. The highlight is the climb up the 94m tall Torre d'Arnolfo for a spectacular vista of Florence.

Visited January 2014
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Quite unusual style for an Italian palace. Super gardens. Worth the walk from the city centre, across the Vecchio bridge.

Visited December 2013
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“Stunning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Full of beautiful jewellery shops and a great ice cream parlor perfect for refreshments.very pretty at dusk when all the lights are coming on

Visited February 2014
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“Must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

It’s a beautiful building and there is a huge statue of David in the front entrance. As you get in a large open area with a magnificent fountain with statues awaits. The ticket price was 10 euros each. There are several really long stairs to climb and of course no elevators available, so be prepared if you are going to the top for the view.

It’s a must visit when in Firenze…. And you cant miss it as its beside Galleria degli Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria.

Visited November 2013
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