"David & Palazzo Vecchio" Palazzo Vecchio Tip by prleprle

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence: 77 reviews and 162 photos

  David, Florence, Italy
by prleprle

Well, here on the photo is only one of the numerous "Davids" you will see through the Florence... there are several copies of them. Original is in Academy.
Old palace or Palazzo Vecchio was constructed in 1294 and later expanded a little bit. It was designed in great and pure italian gothic style as a Fortress-Palace to be used as the 'Signoria' headquarters. The elected members of the Republic of Florence formed the 'Signoria'. In 1540 The Medici Family moved to this palace, they stayed here for ten years, later they moved to the 'Palazzo Pitti'. You could find about this palace in every history of art book... that say a lot about its artistic importance!

Address: Piazza della Signoria
Directions: Centre!!!
Phone: 055 2768325
Website: http://museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it/

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2004
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