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Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
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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. Put Palazzo Vecchio on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Florence vacation builder.
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  • It is perhaps what struck me most. It's all beautiful. Each Hall is a masterpiece. It's hard to remember them all but just know that it is wonderful. Even with the kids it's okay, they visit it without getting bored.
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  • The Palace is huge and ancient. For those who like history is a good thing. The square in which is is wide and well frequented.
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  • Very beautiful place, be sure to visit. All walk around while you go inside, there marvelous interiors)
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  • The museum is interesting and the buildings role in Florentine history is fascinating. The ceiling art is outstanding, but often the only thing of note in the rooms. The tower is definitely worth going up. Having walked round the museum we were already half way up when we started the climb. The stairs are wider than the Duomo and Bell tower and when we visited much quieter. The view from the top is stunning. For €14 for the museum and the tower it seemed good value.
  • We actually entered this museum by mistake, thinking it was a different one, but we were glad we did. It costs less than most museums in Rome, but there was still a lot to see. Also, it is never that crowded, even in the high season. You can pay extra to go up in the tower as well, but if you ask me the view from the top floor was good enough and it wasn't worth the extra few euros. There are some great works of art and you can read about the history if the palace's occupants as you walk through the place.
  • Absolutely stunning. Every room is beautifully decorated starting from the immense Hall of the five hundred. Even small things like these Dante death mask are really fascinating. I just wish more rooms were decorated with the original furnishings to know more about how the Medicis lived.
  • The Palazzo Vecchio is an architectural masterpiece that breathe through art, history and grandeur. Great ceiling decorations dating back to the 1400s. The rooms are extremely impressive with art and furniture. Here you can get an idea about Medice family lifestyle.
  • You can spend awhole day here. There are some great things to see in the palace itself and them spend as much time as you want in the palace gardens which are amazing. You will need 2 separate tickets for this 1 for the gardens and 1for the palace. But well worth seeing.