Piazza della Signoria, Florence

4.8
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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  • Since we did not have time to see David in the museum, we got to see the copy on the square. The square is nice with a lot of shops, but not a must see  more »
  • This was a really unique experience. The statues there were really amazing to see as well. Very cool.  more »
  • I'm a fan of sculptures and art and I did enjoy all this place had to offer. But there were shops, restaurants, and the Uffizi Gallery was right there also. Definitely worth hanging around for a bit.  more »
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  • This is a must do while in Florence. We visited during daylight and at night. Great art and full of history crowded both times we visited. Take your time enjoy the day many cafe's to have a bite especially in the evenings.
  • It’s a MUST. You have to visit this place and watch the statues in the square. The sunset is beautiful with the light reflecting all monuments. Sometimes a man is playing song in piano or other instruments and you feel like if you were part of the history.
  • There are no not scenic spots in Florence but this Piazza is a stunning and relaxing place to stay a while in. Recommend visiting during the day and after sunset to really see the marvelous statutory in all its glory. The low lights really play up the drama in the art and reflect whichever story each statue represents. Visiting during the evening also means avoiding big crowds.
  • Very historical place and area. The Piazza della Signoria. Host's some fine dining restaurant's. With entertainment for all. It's really is a great place to visit. You will remember for a while. I will try to get back again soon.
  • Magical place! Lots of art everywhere! Lost of tourists too. The piazza can get very busy on an late spring/summer. There are outdoor shops everywhere.
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