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Palazzo Vecchio

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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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Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
+39 055 276 8465
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Reviewed today via mobile

I only visited to climb the tower to see the views over Florence. The museum and ticket office were quiet and relaxed when I was there (around 4:45pm on a Tuesday). I was on my own and I bought a ticket for the tower for...More

Thank Cat G
Reviewed today

I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting art history here. We used a Rick Steves guide to help us along. (If you are not familiar with Rick Steves, I highly recommend his European guides.) Access to this sight is easy, with or without the Firenze...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very hostile and adversarial staff. Somebody from management have to say them, that visitor is client who pays their salaries. It looks like they don’t like their jobs. Maybe their place is somewhere else. After two conflicts we asked energetically to refund entry fees and...More

Thank audi0tech
Reviewed yesterday

A entire bridge which is basically a shopping mall that sells gold jewelry. There are at least thrity small shops on the bridge most of which are jewelry stores. The prices are not any better then elsewhere in Florence but it's really neat to see....More

Thank Koyote1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sat in one of the street cafes and enjoyed morning tea with the stunning architecture and statues (some originals and others replicas) in the background. Certainly one of the most beautiful parts of Florence.

Thank Geoff2011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a very nice plaza, several restaurants there to dine. Nice music on the afternoons. It is nice place to spend a couple hrs enjoying Florence.

Thank Pablo L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tower draws you like a magnet and a prominent landmark which opens onto a large square. Here you will find a replica of Michelangelo’s David outside and this is worth a visit alone even if it’s not the real thing. Inside is beautiful too...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was a few times in my visit at this place. There are many stores and restaurants there, at night always a good atmosphere and always a musician that plays and makes it special. You can see statues and read about their history, and just...More

Thank Or R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This lovely palace is much better known as being home to the Uffizi gallery. It is however a beautiful piece of architecture in its own right

Thank I H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did not book a tour of this town hall/museum, however we were able to walk in for free to admire the ornate marble decoration above the entrance door and the frescoes and the fountain the first courtyard.

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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August 15, 2018|
Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I‘m not sure, I didn’t try guided tours. Theoretically it should be possible since guided tours also include entry fee, but it’s better to ask somebody else. Enjoy the tour, I wish I had it as well!
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Andyteach | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tia. I just reviewed the video I took of the climb up and down the stairs. I'm not thrilled with heights by any means but the view from the top makes it well worth it. The steep stairs are made of stone and there are no... More
Shannon G
February 2, 2018|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Shannon: I'm not sure. When I visited in late August, it was not available for viewing. TripAdvisor won't allow me to post a website, but I found information by entering into a Google search bar: palazzo vecchio dante death... More