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Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria

The splendid Piazza della Signoria in Florence

Adjacent to Palazzo dei Priori (also know Palazzio Vecchio or Palazzo della Signoria), it was the political center of the city.

This square is a destination to visit during your holiday in Florence.

Choose an elegant hotel of historic centre of Florence and discover to Piazza della Signoria.

Right next to you'll find the Uffizi, commissioned to Gaetano Vasari by Cosimo I de Medici in 1560.

This square is still considered the artistic center of the Florcence.

On the left you'll find the Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I (1594), by the artist Giambologna.

The Neptune (also called “il Biancone” is a marble fountain by Ammannati, on the chariot drawn by sea horses with bronze satyrs and numphys.

In fronted of the fountain is located a round granite plaque, commemorates the site where the preacher Savonarola was burned at the stake 1498.

From left to right your can admire the Marzocco, a lion city's symbols.

The original statue in by Donatello (1438) and can be found at the Bargello Museum.

Thers's also a marble copy of Michelangelo's David, the original in on display at the Accademia Gallery.

The Loggia Lanzi (also Know the Loggia della Signoria) it was intended as a meet poin for public assembleis during the Signoria.

The Loggia in built between 1376 and 1382 by Florentine Repubblic.

Cosimo I de Medici trasformed the loggia's function from political to artistic and allowed in to become a place for artists and sculptors.

Late-Gothic in style, the loggia in decorated with lobed tiles with emblems of the Florentine Repubblic symbolizing the tecnological and cardinal Virtues.

On the right in the first row you'll find the Cetaur by Giambologna, under the left right you'll see the splendi bronze Perseus by Cellini.
 


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