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    Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

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    Palazzo Vecchio a Firenze is located in Piazza della Signoria and it's actually hard to miss once you get here. Originally called Palazzo dei Priori, it became Palazzo Ducale, when Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici made it his residence, while the name Vecchio took it in 1565 when the court of Duke Cosimo moved to the Pitti Palace.

    Inside there is a museum, which allows you to visit the magnificent rooms where Giorgio Vasari worked among others and where works of Michelangelo Buonarroti and DonatelloBut not only.

    What is inside the Palazzo Vecchio is truly unique and very interesting, and it is incredible to believe how many things you can visit here. On the first floor is the grandiose Salone dei Cinquecento, commissioned by Savanarola so that the Consiglio dei Cinquecento or Consiglio Maggiore met there. The walls of the hall were frescoed by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Inside the hall there is also the statue of Michelangelo The Statue of Victory. Each room on the first floor is dedicated to an illustrious person of the Medici family and the frescoes in each room are inspired by the life and qualities of these characters.



    On the second floor, you will find the Terrace of Saturn, an open loggia overlooking the Arno and the hills, the neighborhood of the elements and the neighborhoods of Eleonora di Toledo, wife of Cosimo I. chapel of Eleanor of Toledo it has beautiful frescoes all to admire. There Hall of Geographic Maps preserves a splendid collection of globes and 57 maps printed on leather.



    Admission costs € 6 the full ticket and € 4.50 the reduced ticket, while the opening hours are on weekdays from 9.00 to 19.00 and on Thursdays and midweek holidays from 9.00 to 14.00. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, 15th August, 25th December.

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