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- 98%History Buffs
- 94%Local Culture
- 85%Art & Design Lovers
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 60%Luxury Travelers
- 55%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (32 Reviews)
- Piazza della SignoriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
Probably the most amazing Piazza Florence has to offer. The entire area seems to transcend time, as you can imaging viewing Michelangelo's David in its original location, where a replica now stands.
- Piazza della SignoriaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
The most atmospheric of Florence's plazas. Absolutely swamped with tourists. Most pleasant early mornings and evenings but lovely any time.
- Piazza della SignoriaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of the city from the Middle Ages to the present day. For a visitor, it is a free outdoor museum.
Its gets its name from the most important monument there, Palazzo della Signoria, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1298-99 for the seat of the Republican government.
The palace continued to maintain this politically representative function in the city during the reign of the Medici and later under Duke Cosimo I, who lived here between 1540 and 1565, commissioning his court architect, Giorgio Vasari, to double the building in size. When the Grand Duke and his family moved to the new palace of Pitti in 1565, Palazzo della Signoria began to be known as Palazzo Vecchio (the Old Palace).
- Piazza della Signoria Community ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4First to ReviewAug 10, 2013
Wow. To describe the Piazza della Signoria would require the use of metaphor, and the best metaphor I can conjure is that of stuffing the Renaissance into a sock with a bunch of bricks and smacking it alongside one's head.
A piazza such as this brings out such poetry out of an ordinary man.
This is where the original David by Michelangelo once stood, now replaced by a replica for protection reasons (the original now stands in the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze). On one end is the open-air gallery, the Loggia dei Lanzi, with its own collection of antiquity inspired figures. This alone, with the rest of the square, could take an hour or so to adequately take in.
The Piazza della Signoria is one of my favorite memories of Firenze.
- Piazza della SignoriaApr 29, 2013
Built above the Roman ruins of" Fiorenza" - this is the cultural heart of Florence. Rivoire is wonderful for caffe, ciocolatto, and dolce, and Gucci has just opened a wonderful cafe and museum on the piazza. The Loggia has wonderful statues from the Renaissance and people watching is a must.
- Piazza della SignoriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jan 17, 2013
Sure, the Piazza della Signoria is kind of touristy. Some of the overpriced restaurants nearby only accentuate that fact. It can get incredibly crowded as people circle around the replica statute of David in the square or make their way to the Uffizi Gallery.
Nevertheless, there is something absolutely magical about sitting around the Piazza della Signoria at night and people watching.
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