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Palazzo Vecchio
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Palazzo Vecchio Tour Including the Arnolfo Tower and Underground
Ranked #15 of 631 things to do in Florence
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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.
Quebec City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go see it”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Lots to see there, bring your camera and be sure to go up the tower, it's really fascinating. You'll also have a breathtaking view of the city and able to take nice shots of the Duomo.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Like history see great views from upper terrace”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The plaza is awesome and the museum very interesting. The art on floor and walls wonderful not a lot of furniture and quite the maze to manage all rooms. Didn't do tower w bad knees only museum, could not find any gift shop to get postcards or book, not all that well organized in that way.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great View, Not Overcrowded, Excellent History”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The view from the top of the tower rivals that of the Duomo, it is all stairs up and there is a maximum number of people allowed up the tower at any time (25, I was told by the usher) that it is never crowded. Photos are best from the battlement area rather than the top as the walls are high - it was afterall a fortress tower.

The family history of the Medici's is here and the Palazzo is surprisingly huge, it took many hours to go through and the back rooms with plenty of artifacts. The paintings are amazing and the rooms are beautiful...the Salone dei Cinquecento is a massive 52metres x 23metres and there are original artworks from some of the most famous artisens - this is where Michaelangelo was working prior to being summoned to the Sistine Chapel.

We didn't do the 'secrets tour' however it would have been interesting to do so. Everyone from our 9yo to the adults enjoyed this experience, so would recommend highly recommend the small charge to enter (ensure you get the tower pass too).

Visited September 2012
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Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great views”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Great views of the city especially from the tower but the building itself is rather empty except from the exceptional ceilings so you don't really get a sense of what it was like to live there.

Visited September 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just as they said!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

I was traveling alone at this point, and I am thrilled that I was able to see this area. My trusty map was on point and Very easy to follow. With the tips about the potiential pickpockets--which I had NO attempts made or problems whatsoever--I was not afraid nor nervous and I even found the ATM I needed for more euros!

Visited September 2012
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