ABOUT MUSEUMS IN FLORENCE
Palazzo Vecchio, a monument of exceptional artistic and historic importance, has been the city’s political center over the centuries. The building was erected as the seat of the Priors of the Guilds, probably according to the plans of Arnolfo di Cambio (XIII-XIV centuries). It was then the home of the Signoria of the Republic until 1540, when Cosimo I de’ Medici made it the residence of the Duca’s family. Vasari then converted it into a sumptuous palace in which the outstanding highlights are the Salone dei Cinquecento, the precious Study of Francesco I, the fine frescoes in Eleonora’s Apartments and the Rooms of the Elements.
The frescoes were made by artists such
as Vasari, Ghirlandaio, Francesco Salviati and Bronzino.
In the Palazzo we also find some sculptural masterpieces from the Renaissance, including the Genius of Victory by Michelangelo and the bronze Judith and Holofernes by Donatello.
Address: P.zza della Signoria
Opening times: from 9.00 to 19.00 - except Thursdays, Sundays and holidays: from9-14
Phone: 055 2768325
More info: about Palazzo Vecchio and the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.
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