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Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, has been the symbol of the civic power of  Florence for over seven centuries. Built between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth to house the city’s supreme governing body, the Priori delle Arti and the Gonfalonier of Justice, over time it has been subject to a series of extensions and transformations.

Its current appearance is mainly due to the splendid restoration work and interior decoration carried out in the mid-sixteenth century to adapt the building to its new function as ducal palace as ordered by Cosimo I de’ Medici. After the transfer of the Medici court to Palazzo Pitti, it continued to host the Guardaroba (where the ceremonial costumes and family treasures were stored) and various governmental offices, until it became the seat of the Florence City Council in 1871.

Palazzo Vecchio on Google Art Project

The Museum of Palazzo Vecchio enters the Google Art Project, offering 147 high-resolution images, representative of the entire museum itinerary. One will therefore be able to explore in detail the huge paintings of the Salone dei Cinquecento, the incredible drawings in the Room of the maps, the refined particulars of the Chapel of the Duchess Eleonora De Toledo or of the Hearing Room, just as in a real tour of the Palace, but completing it with added information. (Read more....)

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città di firenze
Comune di Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
50122 FIRENZE
P.IVA 01307110484
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