Palazzo Vecchio

Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Still serving as the "official" town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio was the home of the most powerful family in Florence for hundreds of years. The Medici's old palace sits in the beautiful Piazza Signoria...  Read More


  • Sightseeing: "Make sure to check out which exhibits will be available when you are there."
  • Museums: "Check out some of the frescoes on the wall in the main room. They're by da Vinci and Michelangelo!"
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Get a picture of the "fake David" right in front--you're not allowed to take a picture of the real one."
  • Historic Sites: "Check out some of the student discounts available"
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: For a true taste of the old Medici power, the Palazzo Vecchio is a great treat.
  • Best for Museums Because: You can see exactly how the Medici lived in their old palace.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Containing the Medici family's history, this palace is a tribute to their power.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The Palazzo Vecchio is a mind-boggling view into the inner workings of the Medici family and their politics.