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Palazzo Vecchioin Florence, Italy

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Palazzo Vecchio is a luxurious building in Piazza della Signoria, the clock tower of this palace reminiscent the home of fairytale characters.
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most famous buildings of Florence, it is now the town hall, which allowed visitors. There are three patio, which beauty is so fascinating that you want to walk on them until the closing of the palace, forgetting everything.

Here is Hall of the Five Hundred (Salone dei Cinquecento) became particularly famous after the release of Dan Brown's book "Inferno." There are murals hand Vasari and his pupils, praising the Duke and his government.

The Hall of the Five Hundred in Palazzo Vecchio
Photo: the Hall of the Five Hundred in Palazzo Vecchio

In a small andito (hallway) on the first floor in Palazzo Vecchio, between the Apartments of Eleanor and the Halls of Priors you will find the Dante death mask. On the second floor of Palazzo Vecchio you can visit the Hall elements, where there are frescoes depicting the four elements - water, earth, fire and air. Here is Saturn's terrace overlooking the historic center of Florence.

At the end of the tour you can climb to the clock tower and see the panoramic picture of Florence, which is in full view.

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In the Palazzo Vecchio you will find the death mask of Dante, which is going to see many of his admirers.

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Location: Piazza della Signoria

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from 9:00 am to 7:00-11:00 pm

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