Piazza della Signoria

Firenze, Florence

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Piazza della Signoria is a historically important square in Florence. The square dates back to 1330 and has been the center of city's political life since then. Burning of heretics of inquisition have taken place here.

The square lies in front of the Palazzo della Signoria, also famous as Palazzo Vecchio.

The landmarks of the square are , David by Michelangelo, the Neptune Fountain and Loggia dei Lanzi.

Michelangelo's famous David (the original is in Accademia Gallery) stands in the square as a symbol of independence and freedom of Florence.

Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus is a white sculpture to the right of the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio that dates back to 1525-1534.

The Fountain of Neptune, also famous as Biancone, was constructed to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Medici in 1565. The figure of Neptune stands in the middle of fountain. It symbolized then the dominance of Florence in the sea. 

Loggia dei Lanzi is an open-air sculpture gallery designed back in 1376. It features famous curved arches of Renaissance classicism. Its landmark is Giambologna's Rape of the Sabines.

Behind the Loggia dei Lanzi you can find Florence's top art gallery, Uffizi Gallery.

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Reviews

  • Antonia Durham

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Fantastic place fantastic food ! At ‘Rivoire ‘Frienze,great way to celebrate our 24 th wedding x

  • Mana

    - 14 April 2018 -

    U must visit here ,full of nice status

  • Ali Al-Hamidah

    - 01 September 2017 -

    Lively palazzo here in Florence and near the ponte vecchio

  • Seçil Çelik

    - 24 August 2017 -

    Excellent!!!! Cheers to Art and Love🍷

  • Perry Balagur

    - 01 August 2017 -

    Piazza leads you to the Ufizzi, a world treasure house of art. Not to be missed. Reserve access time in advance, but you'll still have to wait.

  • Andy

    - 09 July 2017 -

    sparkling fountain water next to the palazzo vecchio

  • Vasek S.

    - 06 July 2017 -

    This place must see...

  • Dimitris D

    - 20 June 2017 -

    Marvel to walk through

  • Yifan Yin

    - 16 June 2017 -

    Fountains of still and sparkling water on the wall behind the Fountain of Neptune.

  • Olga Ramer

    - 21 February 2017 -

    Probably the most famous square in Florence with a lot of copies of famous statues.

Piazza della Signoria tours

Florence Sightseeing Tour with Skip-the-Line Options to the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

Explore the Renaissance city of Florence with this half- or full-day sightseeing tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and, with an expert guide, see top Florence sights such as the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to either the Accademia Gallery or the Uffizi...

Florence Bike Tour

Take a small group bike tour (maximum 15 people) through Florence. Ride around the city and be inspired by the Renaissance on a comfortable bike. You'll cycle in the city of Florence and ducking and weaving between narrow streets along the way too. See all of the major city sites including the Ponte...

Florence Walking Tour

Get to know Florence’s history and sights on a 2.5-hour morning walking tour of the city! With an expert local guide, discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo and learn about the powerful Medici family who ruled the city during the Renaissance era. See the famous Medici Chapels and the Basilica of...

Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

See the great Renaissance treasures of Florence on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, visit the Piazza della Signoria to gaze at the Palazzo Vecchio and replica of Michelangelo’s 'David' sculpture, and admire the exteriors of the Duomo, Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio bridge and more. Stop...

Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo

Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this Best of Florence Tour is designed to let you see them all (and learn the stories behind them) in just a few hours. During a guided walking tour of the city, you’ll see Florence’s most iconic sites like the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della...

Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour

Watch day turn to night in the Renaissance city of Florence on this magical sunset cycling tour. For first-time visitors, this tour gives you a fantastic orientation and an opportunity to see virtually all of the famous sights you've read about - at sunset. If you’re a veteran visitor, this guided...

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