Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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Fri - Wed 9am - 7pm
Thur 9am - 2pm
Palazzo VecchioThis imposing building has served as Florence’s town hall since Medici times. Until the 15th century, it was the tallest edifice in the city with a 95-meter-high tower (Brunelleschi’s dome on the cathedral surpassed it). It is attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio, while the interior is largely the work of Giorgio Vasari. The first floor includes the magnificent Salone del Cinquecento, while upstairs are the sumptuous Royal Apartments with Eleonora di Toledo’s elaborate chapel and the Sala dei Gigli with frescoes by Ghirlandaio.
over 3 years ago
Not any ordinary room
This massive fortress-palace is the town hall of Florence. The picture shows one of the many many gorgeously decorated rooms in this massive building. A guided tour is highly recommended so that you can soak in all the details and embellishment of the artworks, sculptures and object 'd art that went into the making of this building.
about 1 year ago
L’IMPORTUNO DI MICHELANGELO / “MICHELANGELO’S GRAFITTI”
As I stood in the Piazza della Signioria in Florence I was bursting to share my secret. Among the thousands of tourists admiring the Palazzo Vecchio, the Loggio de Lanzi, the Neptune Fountain and the copy of the David I wondered how many were aware of a small caricature that the famous artist Michelangelo carved into the wall of the Palazzo Vecchio. Located immediately to the right of the main entrance near the corner of the Ufizzi, this unmarked and unprotected profile has several stories attached to its creation. It has been said that Michelangelo carved it behind his back as a dare (not to mention a demonstration of his talent). Others say it is the likeness of a notorious bore who regularly dominated the artists time. Still others say Michelangelo immortalized a man who was executed in the piazza. The truth may never be known, but to simply know of the existence of this unique Rennaissace grafitti is exciting enough for me!
about 5 years ago
Feast To All Senses
So much to absorb in Florence...never know what surprises await as you meander through this beautiful city.
over 3 years ago
It is said that architecture is inhabited sculpture. Interior detail at Palazzo Vecchio