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Private Guided Visit of Palazzo Vecchio Museum and Piazza della Signoria
"Discover with your private Guide the extraordinary beauty of one of most renowned and photographed squares and historical palaces in the world. Piazza della Signoria with the sculptural masterpieces of Loggia dei Lanzi where to admire absolute treasures as the “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” by Cellini and the “Rape of the Sabine Women” by Giambologna.It is an incomparable ""open-air museum"" and the elegant Palazzo Vecchio with the embattled tower has been the p besides the elegant courtyard the beautiful ""Salone del Cinquecento"" and the whole complex of the “Quartieri Monumentali” frescoed by Ghirlandaio Salviati Bronzino and Vasari and embellished with sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello."
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Florence Sightseeing Tour with Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket
"Join an afternoon tour of the city and plunge into Florence artistic heritage: cruise along the tree-lined roads to reach the beautiful Etruscan-Roman village of Fiesole with stunning views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city we drive along the famous Lungarni (on the Arno riverbank) to reach the Basilica di Santa Croce and its historic Square. After admiring the palaces we walk up to Pi the unique heart of the city’s social life to admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de' Lanzi. The tour finishes inside the Uffizi Gallery where you can stand and admire the unique Renaissance masterpieces of the great Italian artists: Leonardo Giotto Michelangelo
From EUR53.00
 
Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour
"Enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence with an expert guide. See Florence's highlights in the historical center like the imposing Cathedral overlooking the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise” and learn about its architecture. Walk trough Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio. Head to Ponte Vecchio and through the Uffizi courtyard bef you will be offered an “aperitivo” (drinks and snacks) at the end of your tour in a unique location close to the Duomo.""""Get an introduction to the art architecture
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Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio is attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio who began it in 1299, incorporating the ancient towr of the Poraboschi into its construction.
I didn't have time to enter this incredible aspect of architecture, but next time I'll do it for sure. That's why my comments about this palazzo is a bit imited... But it deserves to be seen!!

kedi+
Mar 03, 2003

PALAZZO VECCHIO

PALAZZO VECCHIO: Palace-fortress for the residence of the Priors. Built in 1294. Under the arches of the gallery you can see the frescoes with 9 coats of arms of the city communes. The clock mechanism dates back to 1667.

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Sharrie
Feb 24, 2003

Palazzo Vecchio inside

For tourists that are interested in the Florentine history this is a must see museum... There are several things you can do. You can do the secret gangway the signoria used to get to the Palazzo Pitti which is on the other side of the Arno . This gangway was build because they couldn´t stand the stinking fish stands that were on the bridge during these times......... Must be a very interesting tour, but it costs 26,50 €uros

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Bigs
Nov 21, 2002

Palazzo Vecchio.

You won't be able to miss this building in Florence. It is the next most imposing structure after the Duomo. Also dating back to the middle ages, it was a ducal palace and the seat of the Florintine government. Outside are some copies of famous statues, including David.

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Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Palazzo Vecchio

One of the symbols for the Fiorentine power of historical days. These days the townhall sits in these walls...The 'Signoria', the domination used to live here in the middle age. They weren´t allowed to leave the building on their own, because the people feared corruption. Every two month new members were elected. It also was a bloody place, as some members of the Pazzi conspiracy were hanged down from the windows in the 15h century.....

These days it´s just a wonderful building.......luckily!!!

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Sep 12, 2002

Visit the Palazzo Vecchio -...

Visit the Palazzo Vecchio - originally the town hall, begun in 1299, Cosimo Medici took over residence in 1540. He moved out to a better place (the Palazzo Pitti) just 9 years later, but had already renovated & expanded the place enormously. Much of this furnishings & art stayed in place.
This site is featured (not just background) in the movie 'Hannibal' (sequel to 'Silence of the Lambs') - in the film, when we first are re-introduced to Dr. Lecter, he's involved in a seminar taking place inside the Palazzo - in the main hall.
He later drops a letter to Agent Starling in a postbox at the foot of the Via dei Leoni, and later, he drops one of the good guys out the main hall window, in front of a bunch of Japanese tourists with video cameras rolling.
The location, if not the REAL Palazzo, was a very good simulation. I would be interested in finding out whether it was location- or set-filmed, if any movie fans can tell me.

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PartyRambo
Aug 24, 2002

Palazzo Vecchio

Built in 1299 this was the seat of Florentine republic and still serves as town hall. The clock tower is visible throughout town and provides and excellent means of orientation.

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Jim_Eliason
Nov 12, 2011

Facade of the Palazzo Vecchio

You should visit the Palazzo Vecchio and see the courtyard and the Hall of the Five Hundred. See my travelogue.

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Dec 24, 2007

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HANNIBAL

IF YOU ARE A FLIM BUFF THE PALAZZO VECCHIO IS WERE HANNIBAL HUNG THE ITALIAN DETECTIVE OUT OF THE WINDOW WITH HIS ENTRAILS DANGLING

stemc
Apr 30, 2006

Salone dei Cinquecento

Dating from 1495, this vast chamber contains a statue of Victory by Michelangelo and frescoes by Vascari describing Florentine triumphs over Pisa and Siena.

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Jul 13, 2005

Another room in the palace

I took this picture not only because it is an ornate room but it has an even more impressive view of the Duomo from out the window.

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MJB123
Dec 29, 2004

Palazzo Vecchio

Is knows also like Palazzo della Signoria, was for many century the heart of the life of Florence's people..
In the pics there is also the beautiful Fontana di Nettuno .

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May 11, 2004

Things to Do Near Palazzo Vecchio

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Loggia Dei Lanzi

part four of my tips with close up pictures of the various sculptures in the Loggia Dei Lanzi if you want to savor some of the Renaissance Sculptures and works of art for Free, then Head to the...
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Piazza Della Signoria

This will be pictures of the famous equestrian Statue and Monument of Cosimo I (a Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany) who commissioned the statue as monument to the ruler's power and copied from the...
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Fountain of Neptune - Il Biancone

this will be pictures of the Fountain of Neptune situated beside the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza Della Signora of which was built in 1555 by renaissance artist Bartolomeo Ammannati. (the statue is now a...
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Museo Palazzo Davanzati

The Palazzo Davanzati is an old Florentine home the belonged to a wealthy merchant family. Built back in the 1300s and now a museum, it gives you the idea of how the wealthy lived in Florence. The...
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Segway Tours

If you get the chance do a segway tour to see Florence. There were six of us in our party and we had our own guide. We had a great time and really enjoyed it - it made our weekend. The instruction on...
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Mercato Nuovo

the original name of the Mercato Nuovo is Loggia del Mercato Nuovo of which one of the famous Old Markets of Florence. It is also called Loggia del Porcellino due to the pork statue in front of the...
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Getting to Palazzo Vecchio

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Piazza Della Signoria

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 14:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 19:00

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