Piazza della Signoria, Florence

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The beating heart of the city's political life since the 14th century, photogenic Piazza della Signoria is lined by modern cafes and packed with Renaissance sculptures. This lively L-shaped square is named after the massive Romanesque fortress-palace that overlooks it. A favorite meeting place of Florentines, the square is like an open-air museum of art with its numerous statues, including a copy of Michelangelo's sculpture of David. An ornate fountain features a large figure of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. The square serves as a gateway to the Uffizi Gallery, which displays more of the city's art. Plan to visit Piazza della Signoria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Florence attractions using our Florence trip planner .
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  • David standing in front of Palazzo Vecchio, Savonarola and his death by burning, marked on the street, Hercules, Neptune, and so on, art on the streets at its best and Loggia dei Lanzi hosts amazing s...  more »
  • Fantastic site full of outdoor sculptures, including a replica of Michelangelo's David.
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  • This place is full of tourists through out the day. It is best enjoyed during evening time. Good place to spend some time.  more »
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  • Absolutely a must see. Florence is the most amazing city with an unbelievable amount of sculpture and history everywhere you look. Enjoy a night time concert and bring some wine, cheese. and bread. If you get the chance, the flea market is where you will find everything you need at crazy prices. The food is great, and of course, the incredible wines speak for themselves.
  • This is the main square in the city of Florence....their city hall. There are some cool sites to see, replicas of statues, etc. There are also lots of restaurants to sit and relax, although they can be pricey because of their location. This is also where you would pick up your Firenzia card, which is highly recommended as it includes unlimited attraction passes in Florence + access to public transportation service.
  • Loved the history of this piazza. The sculptures are amazing, Perseus my personal favourite. Great place to just sit and take it all in.
  • One of many places to take a shot in Florence It's lively and elegant and surrounded by beautiful building's elements. Crown people here sometimes, beware your belonging all the time. Anyway it's worth to walk around, atmosphere and surroundings are lovely.
  • Definitely worth having a look around. The amazing works of art are a brilliant opportunity for photos, and there are enough little cafes and gelato shops around if you feel like taking a break. Unfortunately it suffers from the same problem that most of these touristy areas have with massive crowds overwhelming everything.
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