Palazzo Vecchio

    Address: Piazza della Signoria 1 50122 Florence Italy

    Coordinates:   43.7693700 ,
         11.2559600

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    The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria which holds a copy of Michelangelos David statue and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally called the Palazzo della Signoria after the Signoria of Florence the ruling body of the Republic of Florence this building was also known by several other names Palazzo del Popolo Palazzo dei Priori and Palazzo Ducale in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. The building acquired its current name when the Medici dukes residence was moved across the Arno River to the Palazzo Pitti.

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    The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria which holds a copy of Michelangelos David statue and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally called the Palazzo della Signoria after the Signoria of Florence the ruling body of the Republic of Florence this building was also known by several other names Palazzo del Popolo Palazzo dei Priori and Palazzo Ducale in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. The building acquired its current name when the Medici dukes residence was moved across the Arno River to the Palazzo Pitti.

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