"Palazzo della Signoria - Palazzo Vecchio" Palazzo Vecchio Tip by dvideira

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence: 77 reviews and 162 photos

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by dvideira

Abstracting the scaffolding.... It is a impressive and interesting building and is the main complex in Piazza della Signoria.

Do you remember the story about the Guelphs and the establishmet of nothing being built on the ground where the Ghibelline properties once exist? For this reason, the Palazzo Vecchio, which faces onto the piazza, is irregularly-shaped and both the main entrance and the tower are somewhat eccentric.

The Palazzo Vecchio was so called to distinguish it from the "new" palace, the Palazzo Pitti, to which the Medici family moved in the sixteenth century.
Today the Palazzo Vecchio is the seat of the municipal government and is only partially open to the public.

As we are going to see in some of the pics to come, Palazzo Vecchio is connected with the Pitti Palace through the Vasari corridor which runs through the Uffizi and over Ponte Vecchio to the other side of the river Arno. The corridor was constructed by Vasari after the Medici family moved into the Pitti Palace.

Address: Piazza Della Signoria
Phone: 055-276-8465
Website: http://museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it/

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  • Updated May 28, 2004
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