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“Just beautiful!” 4 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 213 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.
Potomac, Maryland
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“Just beautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Definitely put this on your list. It was suggested to us to go at night (check on the closing time), and it was perfect! There was hardly anyone there except for us! It was magnificent! What beautiful art!

Visited August 2014
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“Palazzo Vecchio museum and tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The tour was recommended in a guide book and we were really glad we took it. Stefano the guide was interesting and informative, obviously passionate about the place and art in general. We gained so much more about the paintings, the Medici family and the symbolism and meaning of the different pictures. We took the Secret Passageways tour in English and were taken in secret doorways covered by paintings and even above the roof to see how the paintings are hung above the ceiling of the great hall. The best museum tour we have ever done - would thoroughly recommend.

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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The rooms are absolutely fantastic. When you walk first walk in, in the very first room, there is a lot to take in, but it is absolutely worth it
(choose the museum over the tower if you are scrapping for time and money-go to the piazzale michelangelo for a nicer and free view of Florence)

The tower is quite disappointing even though reaching the top (223 stairs) was not too difficult

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“Great Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had been expecting much more if I'm honest. On entering the main hall you see wall and ceiling paintings which are all very interesting and some statues. From there you go through a series of rooms moving up which are predominantly empty bar the odd piece of furniture and busts but do have beautifully painted ceilings. We made our own way round but it would probably have been better to join a tour. I'm sure the more informed visitor will get more enjoyment from their visit.

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“Tour is Recommended ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a beautiful building with an interesting history. We had a guided tour for €2 each, which was excellent. The tour hide was interesting and engaging, and it meant we found out so much more about many of the rooms we may otherwise have simply strolled through.

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