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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Piazza della Signoria and many more Florence attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Florence travel itinerary planner.
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  • I'm in love with Piazza Signoria. Every time we step on foot or by bicycle I stop to watch and I discover something I hadn't seen before. I'm lucky to be able to admire this square frequently.
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  • Familiarize yourself with the history of Florence (we listened to "The Medici" by Strathern) and visiting this Piazza will have so much more meaning.  more »
  • The old palace with a series of statues aligned among which is a Michelangelo's David stands out. An equestrian statue of Cosme I, the beautiful Neptune fountain, stands a sundial. In the lodge catches the statue of Perseus with Medusa's head, the rape of the Sabine women impresses, Hercules with the Centaur. In summary scores a place worthy of admiration for all that clumps together, without a doubt the most beautiful square of Florence.
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  • What a fantastic square. I just kept turning round and round there was so much to see. Visited early October so crowds not so bad. Will definitely return
  • This is a Must! You will enjoy seeing copies of (master) pieces of art (the original are usually inside museums in town) and rich architecture. You can breath art everywhere in Florence. Enjoy it!
  • This is one of the most important squares in Florence. It has numerous sculptures and statues designed by the most famous artists such as Michelangelo's David. The piazza also has many good restaurants.
  • Another Piazza that you are likely to wander through many times if you visit. I loved all the statues, atmosphere and scenes that you could experience here. We came here and sat on the pavement with breakfast and lunch many times during our visit.
  • The Piazza della Signoria was the first piece of Firenze we saw after leaving the train station, and set the tone for our visit to Florence. We found the Piazza to have many artists working on canvases or the ground, and the church was so unique and beautiful, it just added to the ambiance of the square. Likely if you enter or exit by train (or have time to explore on foot, as the door down area is relatively small) that you will come across it. Worth a few moments, or to enjoy a view from a cafe with some coffee or a drink.