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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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  • Is the square of the Uffizi Gallery, where the fountain of Neptune and a copy of the statue of David. So beautiful and charming as so many other Italian piazzas ... unmissable.
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  • For a lover of history like me is like reliving past events. The very large square close to other historic places offers much to the visitor.
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  • Florence!!! that superb town to experience art and creative artistic atmosphere of Piazza della Signoria
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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.