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. 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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  • Replica fountain in troubled dolphins Verrocchio Angel in the middle. 2nd floor room was real. A large hall called hall room up the stairs and entered the 500 people, wall-to-wall, and Vasari mural was painted on the ceiling. How much time it took to draw on the entire wall of a great big Hall? The sculpture of Michelangelo's "victory" in the back of the right side of the Hall. But there were few other sculptors as well as all the works of Michelangelo, is great. Great detailed murals painted in the other room. Globe and map room, were made long time ago. Old age was surveying techniques properly and I think is amazing and I felt. Admission: hand bag was OK but was deposited backpack.
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  • Always impressive in its grandeur. The location, in piazza della Signoria, makes it majestic. Wonderful night view.
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  • monumental sculptures but also the building itself, here is installed David and other statuary, sure to go inside as well. very strong impressions.
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  • Best way to view Florence - we got the museum and tower for €14, and money well spent. Chose this over climbing the dome and would do the same again in a heartbeat, quite simply because it is much better to look at the dome from the tower here than vice-versa - the phrase, "would you rather see a palace from a cave or cave from a palace" came to mind, however as a 'cave' this is a mighty impressive one! Lots of rooms to look around in the museum including a rather grand hall. As with everything, arrive earlier to avoid queues, we got there about 10am and did OK, but any later would have meant more waiting. If you're trying to decide between this and the dome, do this!
  • An amazing landmark! The tower offers a beautiful view of Florence. The best part is that you get to see the Santa Maria cathedral and the queue to get was acceptable compared to the tower next to the cathedral or the dome itself. Tickets were cheap €9/person if I recall correctly (for censession).
  • Oh wow! Fascinating museum, full of world- known pieces of art, the main gallery takes your breath away. There is room for improvement in their maps, slightly confusing sometimes, and the app is not that good either. However, this is by no means an impediment to appreciate its collections. Do book your ticket before hand, at least a few days in advance as the queues are significantly long! If you have time, take the opportunity to go to the top terrace, it has beautiful views of the city!
  • We spent the afternoon here after considering some of the other places to get a view of the city, and we'd happily do it again. Unless you're really interested in the history of Florence, skip the archeological tour and go for the museum and tower. The tour is an app you download to your phone and about 5 small rooms. Interesting for sure, but not work the 4 Euros in my opinion. The museum is a variety of historical art with Roman gods, Florence history and other tales. It's a site to behold, with each room having description boards in Italian and English. Stop to enjoy the art. The tower is what we loved the most. You'll likely have to wait, as they keep the number down at the top, which is for everyone's benefit. Most places are elbow to elbow and you're fighting for a good picture, but the top was quite leisurely. Not to mention it has the best view of the city, with all of the major landmarks in view. Not the highest point, but if you want a picture of Florence with the Basilica, come here.
  • Go for a tour! The tours are not expensive and gives really nice background into interesting parts of the place. Staff were really friendly too
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