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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  • The place is quite something for art lovers, even if the art isn't up your taste you can admire the historical value of the place. It's right next to the Uffizi gallery and near the Ponte Vecchio brid...  more »
  • Wonderful Piazza with beautiful statues around the perimeter. A very historical looking square and don't forget to look into the entrance to the Palazzo Vechia (museum) no charge to see the beautiful ...  more »
  • Square very convenient, within walking distance of all the sights. Now with the cold it feels good let alone when it's hot ...
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  • Visited December, 2015. Nice little piazza with some highly entertaining statues to get a feel for the great history engrained in Florence. Look out for the street entertainers though posing as statues, watch them for too long or try to snag a picture and they'll wave you down for a tip!
  • Loved this plaza! The layout allows lots of people to walk around comfortably to look at the replicas of famous artworks outside! There are many nearby gelateries and good restaurants too. There is also a street musician once in a while! 👍
  • Big place with horse driven carriages and magnificent statues in one corner. High Street shops all around it and lots of gelato shops all offering tempting stuff good for a hot summer day.
  • If you are out of time to see Firenze, that’s the square you shouldn’t miss. Besides to be Florence central square, from the 14th century this square has been the center of political life in the city. Fantastic place, full os statues and beautiful art pieces.
  • Enjoy history with numerous amazing sculptures and buildings. Would absolutly recommend walked by if you are nearby.
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