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Palazzo Vecchio

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
9:00 am - 7:00 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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Amazing Palace

If one does not have the time to go to the Academy Gallery to see the David of Michaelangelo amongst other sculptures one can see a replica of it in front if this palace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Zabbar, Malta
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Zabbar, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If one does not have the time to go to the Academy Gallery to see the David of Michaelangelo amongst other sculptures one can see a replica of it in front if this palace. Moreover, the lower floor of this palace is really amazing with interestings things to see and most once out of here, one can relax in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is another of the amazing tours in Florence. I would advise to book ahead and with a tour where you skip all lines. The outside is a gathering place with lots of sellers of street things and crowded. Interesting for a bit though

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The queue system for the tickets and then the tower was extremely poor. View from the top of the tower was good. The Palazzo Vecchio is a must see attraction in Florence. The history of the building and exhibition items really tell the story of Florence and the D' Medici fa,ily that has so strongly shaped the city. The palace... More 

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Lochristi, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms in this palazzo are showing how rich and strong the Italian families were in the old days. One of the top rooms is a the central hall. The painted ceiling is amazing.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting statues can be found in this plaza including a copy of David. There is also a chrome turtle (not quite sure how it fits in?). You are just around the corner from Uffizi when you arrive. Never a lack of people walking about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must-do attraction in Florence and there is so much history within its walls, but it is so much more interesting when you're being told the story in chronological order. They offer their own tour which you can buy at the ticket office (I think it was 3 euros?) and it was amazing. Our tour guide was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the square few times during our 3 days stay, and we had a lunch right on the square - very nice experience.

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Pebble Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not enjoy this as much as we might have because of the multimedia guide we rented. As they explained when we rented them, so we were prepared, the letters on the multimedia map have no corresponding label in the rooms we visited. So we spent a fair amount of time being in the wrong place. To make this... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The larger palace the Medici family moved to, where they had the original statue of David on the steps outside. If they had left it inside he might still have arms!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Without doubt, the Palazzo Vecchio is, along with the Duomo, the most dominant and spectacular buildings in Florence. The structure is austere and very powerful, leaving the visitor with a clear impression of enormous political, military and cultural power

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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 Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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