Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, Sightseeing
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
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 and is open to the public until late. You can enter for free, but it's worth paying the small price in order to see the many rooms that once held government officials and the Medici family. From the top, you also get an excellent view of the city of Florence. No spot in the city gives you a better idea of the wealth and opulence the Medici family enjoyed while asserting their influence over the city.
Piazza della Signoria
- 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.
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