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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
San Giovanni
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Statue of Neptune in this iconic piazza just a few steps away from Ponte Vecchio. The entrance to the tower is here, which with a climb to the top you can get great views. Also, don’t miss the replica of David standing here at its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Exactly as you have seen it in pictures ,TV an postcards. Now in December there was a light show atop the building and tower. There are some galleries inside that are free of charge as well as some you need to pay for. And outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum in a former palace with a lot of history. Interesting items, check out the pooping dog in the tapestry.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace was used by the Medici. It now features historical orientation as well as some views from the top.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful courtyard is free and readily accessible. You may wander around and gaze at the statue in the center of the courtyard and the ceilings and walls around it. One must have a ticket to get inside the palace. The Grand Hall is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most recognizable building in Florence along with the Duomo and Palazzo Pitti. A copy of the David by Michelangelo and Hercules and Caucus stand at the entrance. The courtyard alone deserves a visit and is quickly accessible from Piazza della Signoria.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first touristic spot and it did not disappoint. The climb is not too hard and totally worth it. The museum has really surprising room, we really recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner at a restaurant in the palazzo. There is a fountain as well as many shoppes and places to eat inside this plaza. The views are amazing and it is a great place to just sit and relax after walking the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jschnurbusch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Palazzo Vecchio is a trip back into history to three eras. Palazzo Vecchio offers Roman ruins, a Medieval fortress and amazing Renaissance chambers and paintings. A microcosm where art and history have been indissolubly bound for centuries. Great chambers, furniture and art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dido_Ivanov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don’t just snap away pictures. Take a look inside to truly appreciate this 13th century architectural treasure

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 15, 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!
July 13, 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
February 2, 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