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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  • It's a point of interest, nothing more. The problem is people expect some life-changing experience from the five-star rating when in fact it is purely a square. Granted the artwork is amazing and... 
    It's a point of interest, nothing more. The problem is people expect some life-changing experience from the five-star rating when in fact it is purely a square. Granted the artwork is amazing and...  more »
  • I can't believe all of the beautiful artwork, and how it is maintained outside for all of these enturies!! 
    I can't believe all of the beautiful artwork, and how it is maintained outside for all of these enturies!!  more »
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  • one of the best places to visit. as always in Florence the architecture surrounding the square is stunning but what really stands out is that there is an open exhibition with replicas of various statues and of course Michelangelo's David and also a fountain. There are many excellent places to eat in the nearby streets and cafes to sit in the square.
  • You can find amazing sculptures and if you don't want to pay to see the original, there is a very good copy the David in here. It is a good place to sit and take a moment to rest and contemplate.

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