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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!!

Mar 03, 2003


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Climbing The Duomo

The first time we were here, years ago, we climbed to the top of the campanile, so this time we took on the Duomo. It is a daunting climb of about 460 steps, but you get interesting views inside a...
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Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

Work on the new cathedral, begun in 1296, was interrupted in 1302 when Arnolfo di Cambio died. His place as masterbuilder was taken by Giotto, in 1334. Due to a social situation and certain natural...
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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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Getting to Palazzo Vecchio


Piazza Della Signoria


  • 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