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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the...

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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Brilliant - square surrounded by lots of good little eating places, with many reproductions of iconic statues to keep you company, and, as an added bonus, a giant turtle !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant - square surrounded by lots of good little eating places, with many reproductions of iconic statues to keep you company, and, as an added bonus, a giant turtle !!!

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Next to the galleries the sculptures in the piazza are great and free and a good place to relax. The giant turtle is amazing.

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Orleans, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thera are sevral kin of way to visit the palazzo , in fact get a ticket for the museum , some of tours propose a private tour including secret ways . I choose the way to visit with an audio guide , be aware the plan on audio guide is surprising ! Some of rooms pictures were taken with atrificial... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In Florence, with its myriad of iconic sights, it is easy to miss the wonders afforded by an inside tour of the Palazzo Vecchio. But I urge you to find the time. If you love the history and art and architecture that brought you to Florence in the first place, you will thoroughly enjoy this palace. From the magnificent Chamber... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This should be and probably is on everyone's list of places to visit. But a couple of things - first make sure you have a Firenze Card. If you do and you're asked if you want the brief tour say yes. Hopefully, you'll get Stefano as your guide. Amazing. Even if you aren't as luck as we were having someone... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Florence for a day, but was stunned by the Palazzo, Make sure to visit early to avoid the crowds. I cant wait to pop back. I was stunned by everything in Florence, thsi was no exception, having visited Rome, i did not expect to be so stunned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a less crowded alternative to many of the Florence sites, though like many of them stairs were involved. There is some beautiful artwork on display as well as an incredible room of Maps! You can also climb the tower if you like for great views of Florence, or catch a decent glimpse of the Duomo from one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

part of it is free and part of it has fees. was not my favorite site, but was ok. At least go through the free part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't find the place in the train station to buy the Firenze card so we bought it at the Palazzo Vecchio. We weren't planning on seeing the Palazzo that day but since we had just purchased the Firenze card, we decided why the heck not explore the Palazzo. The main hall was very grand. Somehow we ended up at... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so sad because I couldn't visit it because of WIRED Next Fest. My point poor rating is for the unlimited information. They informed us that the building will open at 19:00. Then we arrived at that time; then they said it will open at 19:30. After waiting 1/2 hour, they told us may be at 21:00. So this was... More 

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