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Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

World heritage site · Government Building · Castle
Admire Romanesque architecture in the heart of Tuscany at Palazzo Vecchio. Built at the turn of the 14th century, the palace now serves as the city's town hall and boasts a collection of art and interior decor from the last six centuries. Tour the Salone dei Cinquecento, with its gold-paneled ceiling and colorful murals, or head outside to see the antique, decorative facade and the original site of Michelangelo's "David" statue. You can visit the palace's three courtyards and outdoor areas free of charge, or pay for a complete tour of the building's interior. Use our Florence trip itinerary maker website to visit Palazzo Vecchio on your trip to Florence, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The overall visit of the palace was interesting and every room offered great art to stare at, with detailed informations displayed on stands. The maps room is a must see! However, we got a bit...  more »
  • The thing we liked the most here was an exposition of very beautiful statues that had in front of the palace. Not sure if this is always there or if it was seasonal, but you will definitely not lose.....  more »
  • I booked ticket in advance and though everything was nice, the main purpose was to see the royal apartments which were closed and no mention on the websire  more »
  • Very interesting. Do the excavation tour, well worth it if you stop and listen to the 10 minute movie. If it looks like rain either don't bother with the tower or do it straight away before the rain as it is closed when wet.
  • Beautiful. Just that. Each room is decorated in a specific way. The artists that worked on this palace truly gave it a flavour of aristocracy while keeping the warmth of a home. If you're a student in the E.U. you get a small discount. There are lots of different options. You can choose any combination of visits: -to the palace -to the tower -to the underground recently discovered roman theater On a good day, the line for the tickets is not that long (considering other places of interest in Florence) KEEP IN MIND! there is usually a line (around thirty minutes wait) for the tower, AFTER you have purchased your ticket.
  • The Hall of 500 is unreal. The beauty is so overwhelming that it made me cry! I went in on mid September, right after it opened, so there was no queue at all. If you don't want to have a guided tour it's still completely enjoyable because the museum has very detailed explanations of every painting, but you won't be able to travel the secret passages. A definite must go if you love art and history!
  • One of the best areas to hang out in the shade and watch the time go by. There's also usually multiple street performers nearby that are very entertaining to watch. On top of all that, there's a drinking water fountain here that provides free SPARKLING water to the public (it's not labeled but it's the fountain in the left).
  • Very busy spot but so worth to walk and see it. It's very close to other popular spots. You can go in for free and walk around and take pictures. It's fill with so much history. If you want to go to the tower you must buy a ticket :) Great spot to get the full view of Florence, duomo and all. It's quite the climb and definitely worth it. It cost around €12, a little expensive for a tower climb. Great stop though, would recommend.

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