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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  • Great museum with the impressive Hall of 500. But the other rooms are also worth a visit. The ancient topographic cards are very interesting. And the secret door from the Inferno book really exists. Higher up you also have a nice view on the city. Several guided tours can be booked but I haven't tried any of those. Probably very interesting to hear more about the history of Florence.
  • Must go central touristic place! Should definitely climb the Tower and the Battlements for €8 to €10. Just steps, no lift, but it was not hard, few places to stop in the way, about 400 steps. The first ones are very small and easy, almost a ramp! The others are a bit steep. We didn’t enter museum because 1st door was closed for something (guess a movie presentation, 30/08/2018) Be there at night too if possible, it’s a great square and we were listening to a great accordion player!
  • It is a nice palace to visit. However I was expecting it to be much more interesting. The big saloon is nearly the only interesting thing to watch there. Also there is a inexplicably long and tedious line to climb to the top of the tower. Besides if you are not a tall person, at the Tower, you will only see the wall in front of you.
  • This museum is pretty fun, but has a lackluster view from the tower. The lower level of the tower has good views of the city (as pictured) and has interesting murder holes in the ground, but at the top of the main tower, the Y-shaped protrusions are too tall to see over, and visitors are prevented from getting near the edge. There is one designated photo taking platform, but the view is not as enjoyable as other towers. (If you're looking for a safer-looking one, this might be it) The building and museum itself are pretty nice, featuring a variety of works from the time, as well as explanations of the history of the building and it's expansions. Overall, it's a good museum that I would recommend.
  • Absolutely incredible museum, worth the €10 (€8 for students) price. Didn't do anything other than the museum, and others say the tower wasn't worth it, but the art inside is absolutely incredible and could be a couple hours experience for those interested enough. Great experience in Florence
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