Piazza della Signoria, Florence

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The beating heart of the city's political life since the 14th century, photogenic Piazza della Signoria is lined by modern cafes and packed with Renaissance sculptures. This lively L-shaped square is named after the massive Romanesque fortress-palace that overlooks it. A favorite meeting place of Florentines, the square is like an open-air museum of art with its numerous statues, including a copy of Michelangelo's sculpture of David. An ornate fountain features a large figure of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. The square serves as a gateway to the Uffizi Gallery, which displays more of the city's art. Plan to visit Piazza della Signoria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Florence attractions using our Florence trip planner.
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  • the piazza is very large, beautiful and crowded. The medici museum. the Neptune fountain and outdoor statue are very astonishing. The place is a good place to eat, drink and people watch. there are a....  more
    the piazza is very large, beautiful and crowded. The medici museum. the Neptune fountain and outdoor statue are very astonishing. The place is a good place to eat, drink and people watch. there are a....  more »
  • A quaint square in a city full of them, however this square has the ‘copy’ of the David (which is so old the copy is currently under restoration). It also is an access point to the uffizi entrance so....  more
    A quaint square in a city full of them, however this square has the ‘copy’ of the David (which is so old the copy is currently under restoration). It also is an access point to the uffizi entrance so....  more »
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  • Piazza della Signoria is a w-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio. It is the main point of the origin and history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political focus of the city. It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.
  • Beautiful square with the bars and restaurants and many statues. The statue of David (copy) is in the square and together with the fountain it creates a charming atmosphere. We were lucky to enjoy the concert of a classical musical right at the square at night and it was amazing experience. There are also other enlightened statues around to admire also with the possibility of entering the hall.

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