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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
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Reviewed yesterday

There are lots of places and statues here to take nice photos. Further in, there is a Art Gallery called Uffizi which if you are a art lover, you will need 3-5 hours as its huge!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kcvietnam
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really interesting place, and the "Secret Passages" tour (which was 5 euros on top of the museum entry) was definitely worth doing. Our guide, Francesca, was very knowledgeable, and interesting, and we got to see areas of the museum not open to the public. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had to pass this to get to Basilica dei Croce. Seen this MANY times but never realized its significance but now I do and truly HUMBLED!! Love is Firenze and its many splendors!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited several museums and this was my favorite. We did get the entire package though so we were able to see everything.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ClairLanter
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, you could mistake this palace as just a building on a square, but when you begin to explore, you realise it's quite the opposite. Built in various stages and extended over the centuries, this palace has had many different occupants, including the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank seasonedbysam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks very old palace and we have nice time here at Old Palace is the town hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well as the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank abdulrahman542
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this museum! It's very different from Uffizi or Accademia, but in some ways it's even more exciting! First, it has the famous Hall of the Five Hundred, which is the room where Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo painted together the famous frescoes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AppyGuide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most remarkable building and evidence of another age and lifestyle. The frescos and ceilings in the main rooms are deep and wonderful, showing the battles the family undertook to dominate Early Florentine life. Best enjoyed over a relaxing dinner, which we had arranged as a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank HanoiFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (wtih 2 teens) did the Secret Passages guided tour at Palazzo Vecchio. It was very well done and extremely informative. You enter the building through a tiny exterior door and ascend secret staircases in the walls. You see secret rooms used...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Allison E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily spend 3 hours in this place, the ticket costs 19.50 and gives access to the palace, the underground museum and the tower. Be prepared to go up few steps but get great view. The whole play is covered with work of art...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
3 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