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Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • To my taste the Piazza more beautiful in Florence and the more attractive and representative of all Italy
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  • Walking through Florence, you will certainly find yourself in the Piazza della Signora. Spend some time admiring the sculptures displayed there and continue walking towards the river and to the Ponte ...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful squares in an amazing city as it is Florence. Full of masterpieces, as everything in the city, and with a fantastic atmosphere. Everything it has, the sculptures, the Gallery of the Uffizi, the lodge, the Palazzo Vechio, everything is worthy of unforgettable visit
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  • Stunning square in one of the most vibrant locations in Florence. In the square are several fountains and statues [Neptune, Cosimo +] and adjacent to the Uffizi Gallery. The square is overlooked by the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio. Several restaurants are in the square for good food and people watching.
  • We found this a nice place to have a coffee and watch people go by. There are quite a few sculptures around the piazza, including a replica 'David', standing where the original once did. Near that is an open-air sculpture gallery, the 'Loggia dei Lanzi'. There's also a gold man riding a giant gold armour plated turtle for some reason.
  • Lovely place, can get busy during the day and live performances at night time. Nice display of some famous statues. Plenty to do here.
  • A busy piazza with many cafes & bars it also contains many statues includind a copy of Michaelangelos David a must go to when in Firenze
  • Wonderful open square. Several nice spots to get cappuccino. Saade jewelry shop down the alley to the northeast makes amazing products and is a hidden gem.
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