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“Feel the power they had” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo di Palazzo Vecchio

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio
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Ranked #26 of 425 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, has been the symbol of the civic power of Florence for over seven centuries. Among the works of art safeguarded in the museum: the Cortile di Michelozzo; Michelangelo’s celebrated Victory in the Salone dei Cinquecento; Donatello’s Judith in the Sala dei Gigli; the private rooms of the Medici court and among these the marvellous Cappella di Eleonora, the chapel with paintings by Agnolo Bronzino.
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“Feel the power they had”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

If you think is beautiful from outside, you should go to the museum. Viewing from outside can’t give you the idea how was the living inside and how luxurious it was.
You start the tour by a very big chamber where the walls have frescoes of military battles and several statues along the walls. The ceiling is all decorated as well. Then you go to the apartments, where rooms have frescoes, paintings, sculptures and objects, everything very wealthy. The rooms are named according to something in the room, typically because the ceiling frescoes, like The Room of Jupiter.
One of the highlights is The Hall of Geographical Maps, a point of great historical and scientific interest to give an idea of the geographical knowledge at the time.

Visited March 2014
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Real feel of ancient power in this place - we had a chance to absorb it as we visited it on a Monday in March when amazingly there were few people about. Worth the entrance fee - €10 for the museum (it's actually free to wander around the ground floor) or just another €4 for a combined ticket with the tower. Well worth the climb as it's nowhere near as daunting as it seems and the view is great.

Visited March 2014
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“The grandeur and wealth of Renaissance Florence on display”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

As one walks from one majestic room to the next, one cannot help to think about what it must have been like when the Renaissance leaders transacted their affairs within these halls. The art and architecture are impressive and the layout is easy to follow. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
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“Quite extraordinary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The decoration of this palace / museum is quite extraordinary. Keep an eye on the ceilings, and the furniture decorated with pietra dura. The one room, however, I would recommend most highly, is that of the small studio of Francesco I - superbly ornate and beautiful - simply stunning.

Visited March 2014
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is an amazing place that seems to go on and on - especially when your feet are tired (which they always seemed to be in Florence! So many sights to see, so much walking to be done) The queues were not bad later in the day. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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