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“A great museum”

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio
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Ranked #26 of 442 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, has been the symbol of the civic power of Florence for over seven centuries. Among the works of art safeguarded in the museum: the Cortile di Michelozzo; Michelangelo’s celebrated Victory in the Salone dei Cinquecento; Donatello’s Judith in the Sala dei Gigli; the private rooms of the Medici court and among these the marvellous Cappella di Eleonora, the chapel with paintings by Agnolo Bronzino.
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“A great museum”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Museum of Palazzo Vecchio is located in Piazza della Signoria. The best thing to see here is the Salone dei Cinquecento, with its wonderful paintings and ceiling by Giorgio Vasari. The Medici's apartments are beautifully decorated with paintings and statues and the Death mask of Dante Alighieri makes this place a wonderful museum. There is also a souvenir shop and a coffee shop inside.

Visited July 2014
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“Free and open late”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

The museum is open well into the night (after all other museums have closed), and some areas can be accessed for free. Great to sneak into for a few minutes while enjoying a fun evening in Palazzo Vecchio/Loggia Dei Lanzi

Visited April 2014
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“Only Late hours museum and well preserved rooms”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Has one of the largest rooms in Europe with extensive wall art. The tower has nice views. It's less overwhelming that Uffizi and Pitti - perfect for those who prefer medium-sized museums

Visited June 2014
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“Un vero palazzo!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

For those of you who want to get to know the history of Florence, this is the place to start with. Don't miss Dante's mask and the great view from the top.

Visited June 2014
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“If you have kids, make sure to make a reservation for the special programs~”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited this museum with 2 children, ages 3 and 10. The 3 year old did the program "The Story of the Turtle and the Sail", which talked about Cosimo de' Medici's emblem, which was a turtle with a sail on it. There is a fable about young Cosimo, told in video format with help from the museum presenter and some puppets. My daughter was past her nap at this time, but she did enjoy the story and the hunt around different rooms in the palace for depictions of the turtle and the sail. The 10 year old did "Life at Court" and she liked it as well. She seemed to like dressing up at the end of the program in courtly clothes. In the course of the programs, the Turtle and the Sail ended up the highest in the palace (and there are great views) and the Life at Court visited some of the more spectacular rooms. Warning: there are a LOT of stairs, so if your child is not able to do the climbing (or you don't want to carry them) then this might not be for you. These programs were a few Euros over the price of admission, but definitely a good value. It was very interesting to see the rooms of the palace in the context of the programs. A reservation is required, programs are presented in several languages - you can find information about reservations on the museum website.

Visited June 2014
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