Piazza Della Signoria15361 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy, Florence
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Statue, Square, Family And Kids
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.
How to Reach Piazza Della Signoria
- Bus C2; Stop: Condotta
- Buses C1 and C2; Stop:Ghibellina - Baiana Viaggi
- Cafe Italiano
- Il Bargello
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59.68% of people who visit Florence include Piazza Della Signoria in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
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
81.99% of people prefer walking in order to reach Piazza Della Signoria