Piazza Della Signoria

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  • Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy, Florence
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Statue, Square, Family And Kids
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This 13th century square’s proximity to the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Palace made it one of the most important locations in the city. It was first owned by the Uberti family, who, when expelled from the city, saw their properties razed. Florentines have historically gathered at the square to hear the addresses by the nobles or witness important political events.

Even before the time of the Florentine Dukes, the square was central to an ancient Roman town – Florentia – and had a theatre, Roman baths and textiles dyeing workshop. In the 1980s, even a Neolithic site was found here.

Impressively statue-ed, the square is where Michelangelo’s David originally stood, before being moved in the 18th century. Today, a replica stands here. Also famous is the Fountain of Neptune, the Hercules sculpted by Baccio Bandinelli, the equestrian statue of Cosimo I de' Medici by Giambologna, and a replica of the Marzocco, a lion statue sculpted by Donatello. There are more statues in the nearby Loggia del Lanzi.

Today, the sidewalks of the square are lined with many cafes, making it an ideal spot to take a break and people watch before setting off on your next itinerary item.

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  • Piazza Della Signoria Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy, Florence
  • Piazza Della Signoria Timing: 24-hrs
  • Piazza Della Signoria Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Piazza Della Signoria(preferred time): 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Piazza Della Signoria: 00:30 Mins
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  • 80.61% of people who visit Florence include Piazza Della Signoria in their plan

  • 35.73% of people start their Piazza Della Signoria visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Piazza Della Signoria

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

81.99% of people prefer walking in order to reach Piazza Della Signoria

People normally club together Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore and The Galleria Degli Uffizi while planning their visit to Piazza Della Signoria.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Awesome piazza with a good historical overview of the restoration of Neptune's fountain and enough stuff around the square to have something for everyone. Definitely check out the sculptures around the edge. Fantastic for just sitting around and enjoying the ambiance of Florence.

  • The place packed with so many attractions around that you can spend the whole weekend there. Very crowded place with great atmosphere. Being there you feel at the heart of Florence. Always something going on on the piazza (concerts, temporary exhibition etc.) so each time we come to Florence we re-discovered the place. An obligatory place when visiting Florence.

  • Lovely square in the heart of Florence. Very busy place full of tourists but the buildings and statues around the square are amazing. There are also street performances here depending on what day you visit.

  • The piazza itself can be a bit overwhelming when crowded. The basilica and baptistery deserve a long amount of time to enjoy their construction & decoration. That said, it’s a bit crowded w the baptistery sort of in the way of the basilica. Still. I love this space when it’s not crowded. The best sandwich shop is on the southeastern corner.

  • Na tak trg lahko postavijo samo najboljše kipe. Ta trg je središče političnega življenja v Firencah od 14 stoletja. Tudi inkvizicijska izganjanja vključno s sežigi ljudi so se tukaj izvajali. Izbor kipov je vseeno nekoliko nenavaden. Od Michelangelovega Davida, ki je nasprotoval Medičejcem, Neptunovega vodnjaka, Bandinellijevega Herculesa, Giambolognonovega konjenuka, ki je proslavljal Osvajanje Toscane s strani Medičejev.

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