"Piazza della Signoria" Piazza Della Signoria Tip by codrutz

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence: 97 reviews and 211 photos

 
 

Former political center of the city. Probably the most used point for starting tours of Florence, thus recommended to be left for afternoon walks. Lots of landmarks here: Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia dei Lanzi, nearby Ufizzi Galleries and Museum of the History of Science and a lot of statues. Off the beaten path tip: Check out my second picture to see the round granite plaque in the middle of the square (sort of), which commemorates the place where the preacher Girolamo Savonarola was simultaneously hanged and burned at the stake in 1498, being charged with heresy, uttering prophecies, sedition, and religious error. Savonarola (1452-1498) was an Italian Dominican priest, preaching anti-Reinasance, book burning and destruction of art. No wonder he got the hang from the people of Florence - actually by the papality from Rome.

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Website: http://www.visitflorence.com/florence-monuments/piazza-della-signoria.html

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2006
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