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Palazzo Vecchio

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 276 8465
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09:00 - 19:00
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Thu 09:00 - 14:00
Fri - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the...

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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This is a must visit place in Florence, lots of culture and history to witness, in the heart of the old town, it is recommended to book a visit a head of time to avoid long line... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
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This is a must visit place in Florence, lots of culture and history to witness, in the heart of the old town, it is recommended to book a visit a head of time to avoid long line ups on travel season

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Antwerp, Belgium
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You must visit this palace for the most stunning wall fresco's and gilded ceilings. Use the Firenze pass to gain fast access and skip the queue. Pass all rooms and amaze yourself at the detailed drawings. A few rooms are being restored, like the neptune fountain on the square before the building. Vist the tower for (with queue) for stunning... More 

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Northamptonshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must if you visit Florence. The whole palace has exudes history and we were delighted that the palace opened on our last day (as it ad been shut for filming a movie or every day bar our last day).

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We did not go inside the building, but each night strolled by to listen to the excellent local musicians. The piazza is ringed with nice places to eat as well.

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Palazzo Vecchio on our recent trip to Florence. We booked the palace tour combo, with the tower and battlements. Since it looked to rain, we did the tower first. It was a very surreal experience, climbing the tower and seeing the cells that once held even some of the Medici family. The tower offers great... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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Nice focal point for the old Florence most tourist expect to see. The copy of David is quite something if you can't get to see the real version. We were there the day of the Manchester bombing, a black armband and Union Jack was put on David as a show of hope and unity. Classy.

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We brought the tickets for the tower only, as we went around 6pm on a Sunday and didn't have much time. There were no queues for tickets unlike some of the other viewing attractions. The climb to the top was not too difficult the first half is relatively easy but the next half stairs are quite narrow. 100% worth it... More 

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When visiting Florence do not miss the visit to the secrets of Palazzo Vecchio, if you are a fan of Inferno!

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Fantastic view from the tower. Not a large gallery so you can fit it in after a larger site. The archeology site is located downstairs in the Ticket Office. Large bags can be left in the cloakroom for free.

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Other than the tourists with those ridiculous selfie sticks this is an amazing place to sit and eat gelato or if you are lucky enough watch a wedding or 3!!!

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