Palazzo Vecchio In Florence
Visit a 13th-century palace in Florence with ornate courtyards and chambers
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Palazzo Vecchio is a must-see attraction that is worth visiting on a trip to Florence. This historic monument cherishes the history of three eras. There are renaissance paintings and chambers, medieval fortress and Roman ruins housed in the beautiful location. It is the site where you can find art blended with history thus, offering the best a visitor can expect from a monument of this type. Palazzo Vecchio statues along with Santa Maria del Fiore and Michelangelo’s David forms the symbol of Florence. It had always been the seat of the City Government. Palazzo Vecchio in Florence is famous for its museum, statues and great architecture.
History of Palazzo Vecchio
It was constructed during the thirteenth century and it was called in various names throughout these many years. This build was constructed with the aim of housing Gonfaloniere of Justice and Priors who form the supreme body of Governance in Florence. The ruins of the palace belonged to Ghibelline Uberti family was used for the construction of this palace. The historical conflict that was there between Ghibellines and Guelphs are depicted in the construction of the palace. Gallery has square battlement called Guelph and tower has the dovetail battlement known as Ghibelline. The large part of Arnolfo di Cambio’s design is the major fact that adds to the magnificence of the building. Palazzo Vecchio had the architectural style following the civil architecture of that era. The monument has undergone so many major changes that have given it the current look.
Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio
This magnificent complex was under the commissioning of Girolamo Savonarola in the very short period before he was executed as the heretic in the year 1498 in the Piazza Della Signoria. Palazzo Vecchio had witnessed the major artistic disputes in 1504. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti the two renaissance giants of Italy were in the council hall with the paintings on Battle of Anghiari and Battle of Cascina. There is no much proof this dispute other than the preparatory drawings and the stories.
Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Palazzo Vecchio houses many of the beautiful artifacts and the architectural beauty of the place dated back to centuries is another amazing feature making it a popular museum. In front of the façade, one can find the statues: Marzocco and copy of Judith and Holofernes, which are the masterpieces of Donatello. The building’s guard from 1504 is the copy of Michelangelo’s David. This statue depicts the intelligence and strength of municipal institutions in overcome tyranny. The seat of coats of arms on façade is from medieval Florence. The walls of Palazzo Vecchio has beautiful plaques and inscriptions that depict citizenship in the city. There are many entrances to Palazzo Vecchio which include Porta Della Tramontana, Porticciola and Porta Della Dogana which are connected to secret stairs. Duke of Athens built this for ensuring an escape route during the turbulent years of the Governance
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Palazzo Vecchio was the seat of Florentine Republic and then the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany’s government centre.
Spending at least three to four hours at the Palazzo Vecchio to explore it fully.
Yes, tickets are required to enter the Old Palace. The price of the ticket depends upon your age.
Also known as the Old Palace, it is the town hall of Florence.
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