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“Most Interesting Piazza in Florence”

Piazza della Signoria
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Since its beginning during the Middle Ages, the Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of the city.
Reviewed December 4, 2013

This Piazza is one of the biggest & most beautiful. It includes David statue and many others. It is next to Uffizi Galleri where most of Florence art is located. In the Piazza lot of restaurants are located and I ate one of the most tasteful Gelato.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

One of the most impressive Piazzas in Europe. This Piazza combines the best combination of renaissance architecture and art with a breathtaking views of the Duomo. This Piazza faces the 13th century Pallazo, great place to people watch. This Piazza is testament to the notion that art doesn't need a roof.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Florence is just breathtaking and Piazza della Signoria has to be one of the greatest historical squares in the world. Never mind the wonders of the world, this beats most of them for me!

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Piazza della Signoria brings together the history, the architecture, the art, the intrigue, the cuisine and the ambiance of centuries of Florentine culture. Accessible on foot. the piazza itself boasts many restaurants, coffee kiosks, a couple of gelato stalls, shops of all kinds for the modern traveler. Fo modern day fashionistas, the Gucci Mueum is also on this square in a magnificent building. HOWEVER, the real treasure is seeing where Florentines have gathered for centuries to voice their preferences, to rally their leaders, to cheer on chariot races, to witness punishments, to obey their many Medici leaders. The replicated statue of David( the original of which resides in the Accademia) is here, as is the Neptune fountain. The astounding Palazzo Vecchio-the town hall of the city-is here and a worthy exploration in itself. Here you can see the mesmerizing Hall of 500, the private quarters of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Eleanora of Toledo with it's secret passageways to the Uffizi and on to the Pitti Palace across the Arno. A private tour takes you up into the rafters for a glimpse of the original structure from 1299 with its trusses and reinforcements, and a stunning view far below of the Piazza itself. Main walking streets leading off the Piazza take you in turns to the Uffizi, the Duomo, down del Greci to Piazza della Santa Croce with it's magnificent church and square. Literally the very heart of Florence. Enjoy!

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Piazza della Signoria is the starting place for Florentine republic and it still remains one of the most important public hubs of the city. The square has Palazzo Vecchio on one side and Ponte Vecchio and Piaaza del Duomo within a short walking range. The world famous Uffizy Gallery is just behind the square. The Palazzo Vecchio, a 14th century impressive palace is the town hall of the city. The famous statue of David by Michel Angelo stood on the palace’s entrance for many centuries – till 1904, when it was shifted to Galleria Academia.

On one side of the square is Loggia Dei Lanzi and it must be one of the most impressive public places in the world. The Loggia dei Lanzi has wide arches facing the square. The wide arches appealed so much to the Florentines, that Michelangelo even proposed that they should be continued all around the Piazza della Signoria. It is an open-air sculpture gallery of antique and Renaissance art including the Medici lions. There are many ancient Greek & Roman sculptures. The square also has a huge statue of Cosimo Medici – called the Father of the Florentine republic.

The square has many streets leading through various lanes full of shops, restaurants and renaissance period buildings. The entire place is quite enchanting & captivating and could be called the heart of the Florence.

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