Piazza della Signora has been the hub of Florence's political life since the Republic at the end of the 15th century. This ... More
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signora has been the hub of Florence's political life since the Republic at the end of the 15th century. This L-shaped square is surrounded by its most famous buildings. Among them, the Palazzo Vecchio, head of the Florentine government, the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Look around to see reproductions of Michelangelo's David and the original fountain of Neptune by Bartolomeo Ammannati. Enjoy a full view of the Piazza from the terrace of the Loggia dei Lanzi. The place is a good starting point to begin a tour of the city.
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
The Accademia Gallery is perhaps best known for Michelangelo's David, removed after four centuries from Piazza Signoria, now exhibited in
a specially constructed hall. Other works by Michelangelo include some of his Slave series and his sculpture of San ...
The fountain with the four bronze statues of the Najadi by Mario Rutelli stands in the center of the square,
bordered by the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and Diocletian's Baths. On the other side there are buildings ...