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"The Old Palace" Palazzo Vecchio Tip by viddra

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence: 76 reviews and 158 photos

  old palace
by viddra

The 'Palazzo Vecchio' was constructed in 1294 following the plans of Arnolfo di Cambio and later expanded by Buontalenti and Vasari.

It was designed as a Fortress-Palace and first served as the seat of the town council. In 1540 the Medici family moved to this palace but after ten years moved to the 'Palazzo Pitti'. Then they called this Palace the old Palace.

You can find here a nice courtyard, the 'Salone Cinquecento' (the first floor), The 'Cappela della Signoria' (second floor) and the 'Sala dell’Udienza' (second floor) among other rooms full of works of art.

The palace is surmounted by a 94m-high bell tower.

Hours: Fri-Wed 9:00am-7:00pm, Thu 9:00am-2:00pm

Address: Piazza della Signoria
Phone: 055 276 82 24

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2007
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