Best tours and activities for Piazza della Signoria
Small group Tour of Florence by bike, with visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia
Guided group Tour of Palazzo Vecchio in the center of Florence
VIP Small Group Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitivo in Florence
Private Guided Tour of the Uffizi Gallery and of the centre of Florence
Walking tour around the main attractions of Florence
Romantic Private Tour around the main monuments on a carriage in Florence
3-Hours Private Tour of the historic centre of Florence
10-Days Escorted tour from Rome around Naples, Pompeii, Florence and Venice
Group Tour of the Centre of Florence and Uffizi Gallery
Best attractions in FlorenceFlorence Cathedral Uffizi Gallery Piazza della Signoria Ponte Vecchio Basilica of Santa Croce Vasari Corridor Florence Baptistery Palazzo Vecchio Galleria dell'Accademia Pitti Palace Michelangelo Square
Things to know about Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also known as the Palazzo Vecchio, which stands prominent in the centre of the square.
Since its foundation, in the end of the 13th century, this L-shaped square has been the centre of the Florentine political and administrative life. Even today Piazza della Signoria still maintains its unique magnificence: although not that vast, it is extremely lively, and considered one of the main meeting hubs for both locals and tourists.
To a first-time visitor Piazza della Signoria will appear as an open-air museum, with plenty of beautiful statues, such as the splendid Fountain of Neptune, built in 1565, or the Michelangelo's David replica, one of the masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture (the original of which is in the Academy Gallery).