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Palazzo Vecchio

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About this place
Palazzo Vecchio has been the symbol of the civic power of Florence for over seven centuries. Among the works of art safeguarded in the museum: the Cortile di Michelozzo; Michelangelo’s celebrated Victory in the Salone dei Cinquecento; Donatello’s Judith in the Sala dei Gigli.
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Sara
Sara
September 22, 2019
Florence's town hall is a very special one. Once the home of the Medici family, it's located right next to the Uffizi gallery and for this reason way too many people skip it :( From the quotes from Dante's Inferno engraved in the courtyard to the delicate 'grottesche' paintings on the ceilings,…
Casa
Casa
March 31, 2019
Beautiful medieval palace with incredible decorations. We highly recommend the Secret Passages Tour.
Elena
Elena
August 24, 2019
The "Sala dei 500" inside the Old Palace is a must-see
Stefania
Stefania
April 02, 2019
The municipality of Florence, in the middle age and actually
Claudia
Claudia
August 23, 2019
Palazzo Vecchio is both the seat of the Municipality and a splendid museum open to the public. Here the Bus. Association organizes daily activities for families, by appointment, with children of different age groups, from 4 years upwards (in italian, english, french, spanish). At the Infopoint of…

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Location
Firenze, Toscana 50122
Phone+39 055 276 8325
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 7:00 PM