Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria, Florence: Hours, Address, Piazza della Signoria Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza della Signoria
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Since its beginning during the Middle Ages, the Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of the city.
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Neighborhood: Florence Historic Center
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Hans M
Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
Jun 2020
We were lucky to stay at the "Inpiazzadellasignoria" a few days after the Covid-19 lock-down was lifted. We couldn't have wished for a better haunt in the historic city.

It started with a phone call after Easter. We stayed in contact until we received a notice that Italy would open after June 15: We would get a nice room and they would take care of our car.

Everything worked out perfectly, and with charm: Our large room, comparable to an very superior hotel room had a view ot the Piazza - and the concierge service was good.

Breakfast: there is a large dining dining table on the top floor. It is was set with an nice ITALIAN breakfast , and a lovely fruit dish, freshly prepared. If you prefer more of an American breakfast they'll, of course, will prepare it freshly for you in the next door kitchen.

The house was originally built in the 15th century and remodelled many times. An upper middle class family was lucky to buy it about 22 years ago, renovate it with professional skill to 21st century standard as far as this is possible with such an old structure... and there is an elevator!

We were so early in the restarted tourist season, that there were very few guests. The staff was still reduced to a minimum. Matteo, Umberto or some other person would relay in turns for a day or two, plus Giorgio, a bosun of the family. What a person, and with a history! Its yours to find out!

Written August 2, 2020
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,545 contributions
Mar 2020
We visited the Uffzi museum and saw this square and thought it was neat with the sculptures which we thought were copies considering "David" was there. The next day, Luca our tour guide said the only copy was"David", all the rest were originals. Florence art patrons would place a sculpture here. Florence being one of the art capitals had many tourist and artist visiting it to view the art starting in the Renaisance. Luca stated that all the sculptures are well known originals which you can even touch. The fountain in this square was just restored last year 2019.
Written April 8, 2020
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
Oct 2019
Visited three times late October 2019:

On one of my walks in the morning I stumbled upon this courtyard full of statues, churches and museums. [Also went late afternoon]. Less people/tour groups if you go earlier or later.

The 2 statues that really made an impression on me were:
Life like David replica and the fountain of Neptune.
There is also a small courtyard on the side that houses many other statues including Perseus and lions.
In the middle of the courtyard is the Leonardo Botany Tree.

It is a very busy area so watch your bags. Try visiting it early or around 6pm. They do close access the smaller statues after sunset. There are a few restaurants nearby and churches to visits too. If you keep walking there is the main museum and the river where the Golden Bridge is.
Written January 27, 2020
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tailsock
Raleigh, NC680 contributions
Sep 2021
My favorite. This piazza features outdoor sculptures, magnificent architecture, cafes, and a Neptune fountain amongst other things. It gave off the feel of an outdoor museum of sorts (FREE of course!) There are benches where you can give you feet a rest and grab a gelato...great people watching. It's not far from the other piazzas as well. Come at night for stunning blue hour photos.
Written October 6, 2021
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Stuart S
Suffolk, UK119 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We visited in September during Covid downturn....it was so quiet everywhere.....this was a great square to relax in and wander and to take in the beautiful architecture and sculptures. Many cafes, restaurants and famous sites all close to walk to. Read up on the history of this square - it's fascinating.
Written October 4, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This large plaza was one of the first places I visited, shortly after arriving in Florence. What initially drew me in was the tower attached to Palazzo Vecchio. Once in the plaza I was in awe at the number of tremendous sculptures on display. From Neptune’s Fountain to the Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I to the copy of Michaelangelo’s David, not to mention the incredible Loggia dei Lanzi off to the side. The entire square, surrounded by lovely buildings, is, in essence, an open air gallery.
Written February 16, 2020
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JLouiseH82018
Akron, OH34 contributions
Jan 2020
Our apartment was within sight of the piazza, so it was our home base. It was January, so a bit cold to eat outside (though we did anyway one night). The fountain is beautifully lit at night, and music was played in the evenings.
Written February 4, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Dec 2019
If I had to pick only one place to visit in Florence, it would be here. Also, if I had to pick only one place to visit in Florence, it would be a travesty. You have the statues (including Perseus) in the loggia on one end and the Palazzo Vecchio on the other, with statues in between as well as great people watching and Neptune's Fountain. You also get the faux David. They also do a projection light show on the palazzo.
Written February 22, 2020
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Patrick H
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States64 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice piazzo in city center...a hub of activity. Avoid the bar/restaurant Perseo which is extremely overpriced...switched our 9 euro glass of wine request to a 50 euro half bottle.
Written February 29, 2020
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Laura P
Wayzata, MN145 contributions
Jul 2021
The history that surrounds you in this square is astounding if you take a second just to take it in. From the palace where the Medicis ruled and the original David stood for hundreds of years, to the loggia where citizens could speak their minds, to the spot where Savanarola had the bonfire of the vanities (and where he himself burned) to the Uffizi with some of the most amazing art in the world ... all within one 360 turn. There are even good restaurants nearby. Loved it.
Written July 28, 2021
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