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Palazzo Vecchio

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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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Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
+39 055 276 8465
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice museum although you can see especially at the ticket entrance that there is not enough staff. Confusion came in when there was multiple queues but no clear sign which one was for cash, which one was for card. If the museum takes feedback, it’s...More

Thank Marjo R
Reviewed yesterday

The palace was used by the Medici until they moved into the Pitti Palace across the Arno River. Considered to be the Town Hall, it was the seat of government and administration of judgment. The tower part of the palace held prisoners like the notorious...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Limited acess and not proper signs of collections. Looks somewhat abandoned compared to other buildings.

Thank lanj0s
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good atmosphere but crowded but fine for a few photo's or ICE Cream stop. Used this to transit most of the time rather than hang around.

Thank PeterC5160
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lot of great statues to see in the area. But be careful of the large crowds and the pick pockets in the area.

Thank RGT30076
Reviewed 5 days ago

360 deg view of stunning architecture an surrounded by years of history. Enjoy the sculptures that are there in plenty and soak it all up !

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Palazzo Vecchio had many of the famous artists represented, and there was no charge...see it all...a copy of David is nearby if you don't have the time for the Accademia, but the other pieces and their Beaty and age is amazing, out for public display.

Thank Smokeynav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience here was enhanced by having a guide because we got such a great overview of the building from the Roman era underground to the amazing rooms and small chapel. After we left our guide we ascended the Arnolfo Tower for a great view...More

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old palace and home to the Medici's is interesting, but our walk through the rooms dragged on. The excess of the Medici's is on full display, but I was not really intrigued by anything. I did like the big hall, which was very impressive....More

Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the town hall of Florence which is situated at the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue and a lot of other statues especially in the gallery of statues. Above the front entrance door, there is a notable ornamental marble...More

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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
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15 August 2018|
Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I‘m not sure, I didn’t try guided tours. Theoretically it should be possible since guided tours also include entry fee, but it’s better to ask somebody else. Enjoy the tour, I wish I had it as well!
13 July 2018|
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Response from Andyteach | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tia. I just reviewed the video I took of the climb up and down the stairs. I'm not thrilled with heights by any means but the view from the top makes it well worth it. The steep stairs are made of stone and there are no... More
Shannon G
2 February 2018|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Shannon: I'm not sure. When I visited in late August, it was not available for viewing. TripAdvisor won't allow me to post a website, but I found information by entering into a Google search bar: palazzo vecchio dante death... More