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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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There is so much to do in Florence, and we didn't do even half of what we had planned. Although we never saw most of the Palazzo Vecchio, we were able to meander through the... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to do in Florence, and we didn't do even half of what we had planned. Although we never saw most of the Palazzo Vecchio, we were able to meander through the lower level before closing time. They are restoring some fantastic frescoes that depicted scenes of Austrian cities and a fountain in the central courtyard.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

By the time I get here i'm really full of enthusiasm to soak up the history of Florence and look at more paintings and sculptures.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were both underwhelmed by our tour of this. There’s no furniture, it’s just walls and ceilings of artwork to look at. There were no audio guides, and we didn’t even get a map; there are no directional signs to make sure you don’t miss anything….several times we felt we had missed something and had to backtrack and sure enough... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did and were very pleased! Only available since 2012, none of us could climb it on previous visits. Our ~400 steps were rewarded with magnificent views of Florence!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very historic and nice lots of arts 🎭 a. Beautiful Walk to go to pontevecchio u see the castle and U see a beautiful view , very popular with the tourists ,

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is another of the wonderful places you must visit in Florence So much history and fabulous atmosphere

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing art all over this old palace. It is often overshadowed by the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria de Accademia but this gallery should not be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every ceiling of this palace is a precious work of art as well as sculpture, paintings, decorative architectural objects. So much beautiful art work in this museum palace that still is a working civic government building too. Just can't emphasize enough how beautiful all the art works in this palace is. Medici family really had it all!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and happening square with lots of cafes and restaurants. You can take a break here from the walking around and exploring yourself.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Original home of The Medici's. An amazing insight into the medieval history of Florence. Someone has carved some graffiti on the wall in 1605, it blows your mind. The interior is opulent and shows the wealth and influence of this powerful family. We visited at lunchtime on a Saturday, and walked straight in, no queues.

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