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Piazza della Signoria is located in the heart of Florence. It features fountains, numerous statues and the remarkable Palazzo Vecchio - the city hall of Florence. Piazza della Signoria is flocked with tourists and locals year round. Fontana di Nettuno (Neptune Fountain) was installed on the piazza in 1575. It features the statue of the Sea god Neptune surrounded by nymphs to celebrate the victories of the Tuscan navy. The Loggia is lined with statues from Roman times and some Renaissance sculptures – "The Rape of the Sabine Women" (1583) by Giambologna and "Perseus" (1554) by Cellini. The Loggia dei Lanzi was designed by Orcagna in 1382 and is named after Duke Cosimo I bodyguards – the Lancers. A copy of the statue of Michelangelo’s David stays close to the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio. The original stood there until 1873 and was later moved to Galleria dell’ Accademia.

Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is an incredible Gothic building completed in 1322. The interior of the building was remodeled in 1540 by Duke Cosimo I. Vasari and other Florentine artists created frescoes and paintings and greatly contributed to the remodeling of the salons and rooms of the building. Salone dei Cinquecento is adorned with Michelangelo’s "Victory" statue (1525) and Sala dei Gigli has Donatello’s "Judith and Holofernes" (1455).
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Where is Palazzo Vecchio: Piazza della Signoria

How to get to Piazza della Signoria: Bus # A, B

Opening hours Palazzo Vecchio: Daily from 9AM to 7PM

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