Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio is the municipal building of Florence, and it has been since it was built at the end of the 13th century. Cosimo de’ Medici, the first of the line of Medici bankers to rule over Florence, lived here. After the unification of Italy in the 19th century, the provisional government was housed here during the time that Florence was the temporary capital. To this day, the mayor’s office is in the Palazzo Vecchio.

Salone dei Cinquecento

Salone dei Cinquecento
Salone dei Cinquecento

Hall of the Lilies

Hall of the Lilies

Studiolo of Francesco I

Studiolo of Francesco I
A secret study next to the Salone dei Cinquecento. Francesco I de’ Medici used a peep hole to keep an eye of proceedings.
Studiolo of Francesco I
Palazzo Vecchio weather vane
This weather vane once adorned the roof of the Palazzo Vecchio
Map of Italy
from the map room

Loggia della Signoria statues

Hercules fountain
Hercules fountain
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9 Responses to Palazzo Vecchio

  1. Donna Janked says:

    What a beautifully ornate interior! You’d need to spend a decent amount of time in each room to take it all in. Lovely.

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  2. M.B. Henry says:

    Wow – love those paneled ceilings!

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  3. Those ceilings are beautiful

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  4. Henry Lewis says:

    Florence is extraordinary. Love the first photo with the magical light of the sun behind the tower!

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  5. I went to Florence a number of years ago, but only for a weekend. I didn’t have nearly enough time to go inside Palazzo Vecchio. Looks beautiful!

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  6. Pam Lazos says:

    A grand tour as always, Ken.

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