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Piazza della Signoria

Once a centre of political decision, the Piazza della Signoria is now an outdoor art gallery right in the centre of Florence. Around the square you will find the Palazzo Vecchio, the current town hall and gallery of art from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The palace and its Torre d’Arnolfo are one of Florence’s most famous landmarks. The entrance to Palazzo Vecchio is adorned with a group of sculptures, including replicas of Donatello´s Marzocco and Judith and Holofernes and Michelangelo´s David, whose original sits in the Museo dell’Accademia.

The Caffe degli Uffizi sits in the open air gallery and has a fantastic view of the whole square. Next to this is the 16th century Palazzo degli Uguccioni, the Palazzo del Tribunale della Mercanzia which houses the offices of the Florentine Bureau of Agriculture, and the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali.