It is a monument of exceptional artistic
and historical importance and has been
during the centuries the center and
symbol of Florence. The
palace was designed by Arnolfo di
Cambio. It became the Palazzo della
Signoria in 1540 when under Cosimo de
Medici the reigning family moved here.
Vasari transformed it in regal
residency with frescoes executed by
artists such as Ghirlandaio, Bronzino,
Francesco Salviati and Vasari himself.
In the Palace there are also some
sculpture masterpieces such as the Genio
della Vittoria by Michelangelo and
Giuditta e Oloferne by Donatello.
Reservation for the Palazzo Vecchio is
not required, but if you would like book
your ticket or have more information on
the Palazzo Vecchio
Mon Tue- Wed Fri 9-19
Saturday and Sunday 9-14