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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 276 8465
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

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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Dice into Medici times

Visit the Palazzo Vecchio and you get a feeling and may understand a bit of the Medici in medieval times. A must see ...

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Nauheim, Germany
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Nauheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit the Palazzo Vecchio and you get a feeling and may understand a bit of the Medici in medieval times. A must see ...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Finally ! We managed to see the Room of 500! And we be seen the rower view! Perfect ! As well a must.

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Espoo, Finland
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Wow, the secret passages tour was one of the highlights in our trip to Florence! Great guide, super interesting stories of the Medici family, Palazzo Vecchio and history of Florence. And the best part: no rushing with other tourists, but we got to tour the places (of which almost everything was not accessible for ordinary visitors) with a small group.... More 

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We came here as part of a walking tour on Florence. This is a very interesting spot with so much activity surrounding you.The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is the city hall of Florence. It was built at the start of the 14th century as the Palace of the People. The fortress-like building with crenellated walls is one of the city's... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

People say you can see the Palazzo and climb the tower in 1,5 hours. You can, but only if your only goal is to miss all the details and beauty that was stored in the Palazzo Vecchio for the last few centuries. It is totally wort to pay those 14 euros for the museum+tower visit. If you want to be... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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A bit of history inside! With art,a great square stores near the Palace you won.t be sorry ! All in Florence is great!

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sarasota, florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a talk on the first floor of the Palazzo Vecchio and it was an amazing place to sit and listen to someone talk about a conference and the city of Florence. Afterwards there was a reception on the ground floor with delicious food and wine. A beautiful way to spend an evening in Florence.

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Semnan, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you need half a day to visit this building try to enjoy the museum too . and don't forget the tower will be open at 10 : 00 am . this square is fantastic so fantastic . enjoy visit and the coffee around this palazzo

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Bergerac, France
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I am an avid fan of Inferno by Dan Brown so of course had to visit this palace. The hall of the five hundred is stunning. I found the ' cera trova' painting, only because I had googled it and knew already what it looked like. But it's not possible to see the flag with the naked eye. You can't... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no way you can get ready to see what you're about to see when you enter Palazzo Vecchio. Every room is overwhelming, it's so difficult to focus your eyes on something because beauty is everywhere, literally embracing you. An incredible place, not to be missed!

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