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Piazza della Signoria
Home to the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria is the most important public square in Florence. The political heart of the city for centuries, today the square is also a vibrant social hub, where locals and tourists gather at the Loggia dei Lanzi and Neptune fountain to soak up the elegant atmosphere.

The Basics
Piazza della Signoria is best known as site of 14th-century Palazzo Vecchio, the crenellated fortresslike city hall and museum that anchors one side of the L-shaped square and was once seat of the Florentine Republic. The square is also home to the sculpture collection housed under the open-air Loggia dei Lanzi, the 16th-century Fountain of Neptune, a replica of Michelangelo’s David where the original once stood, and a number of important Renaissance palaces. The Uffizi Gallery is just off the square.

A stroll through Piazza della Signoria is one of the highlights of Florence walking tours and sightseeing tours by Segway or bike. Most private and small-group tours also include skip-the-line tickets to top attractions including the Duomo, the Uffizi, and Accademia Gallery. Kid-friendly Florence tours stop in Piazza della Signoria, and food tours pair a visit with beer, wine, or gelato tastings.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Piazza della Signoria is lined with restaurants and bars, including the historic Café Rivoire, perfect for a snack or drink.
  • The square is flat and paved, easy to navigate with wheelchairs or strollers.
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen if visiting in summer, as the square has little shade.
  • Be sure to bring your camera to Piazza della Signoria, as it is one of the most picturesque spots in central Florence.

How to Get There
Piazza della Signoria marks the heart of Florence’s historical center and is a short walk from the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Santa Maria Novella train station.

When to Get There
Florence is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for day trips and shore excursions, and Piazza della Signoria is particularly hot and crowded in summer. Visit in spring or fall to enjoy the square with cooler temperatures and fewer tourists. A number of important historical and religious processions pass through the square each year, including the Cavalcade of the Three Kings on January 6 and the Carnival parade in February.

Savonarola
Piazza della Signoria was the site of the 1497 bonfire of the vanities, a Catholic reformist uprising led by the Dominican monk Savonarola who preached against the excesses of secular culture and urged his followers to burn works of art and literature. After defying Pope Alexander VI, Savonarola was hanged in the square, and today there is a plaque marking the spot of his execution.
Address: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Pisa & Florence

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When your cruise ship docks in Livorno or La Spezia, visit Florence and Pisa with the convenience of a private tour that efficiently covers the major sights. In Pisa, stop at the Piazza dei Miracoli to view the Leaning Tower of Pisa along with the Duomo and Baptistery. Continue to Florence where you can visit the Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell'Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), and more.
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Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

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Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence on a 2-hour evening tour. See the historic city come alive as the sun sets and see key landmarks like the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, and much more. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your informative guide as you stroll through the streets with a small group of no more than 15 guests.
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  • 2 hours
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour of Florence

Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour of Florence

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Explore the life and scientific legacy of one of the most famous Florentines on a private tour revolving around Galileo. Visit the astronomer’s namesake museum to learn about his life and see historic telescopes, and pay tribute at a forum and statue dedicated to him at the Observatory Museum. After learning about Galileo’s controversial theories and discoveries, finish the journey in front of his tomb inside the Basilica of Santa Croce.
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  • 4 hours
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3 hours: Private walking tour of Florence and Accademia Gallery guided visit

3 hours: Private walking tour of Florence and Accademia Gallery guided visit

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UNESCO–listed Florence is widely considered among Italy’s most beautiful cities, but behind the striking architecture lie secrets dating back centuries. On this sightseeing walking tour, follow your private guide to top attractions including the Piazza della Signoria and the medieval Ponte Vecchio. Step off the tourist trail to discover sites many visitors miss, and enjoy a visit to the 18th-century Accademia Gallery—home to masterpieces by Botticelli and Michelangelo.
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  • 3 hours
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Early Bird Florence Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Visit (Reserved entrance)

Early Bird Florence Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Visit (Reserved entrance)

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Ideal for first-time visitors to the city, this full-day guided tour combines a scenic stroll through Florence with admission to the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. Tick off all the major landmarks, from the colorful Duomo to the picturesque Ponte Vecchio. Tours include skip-the-line priority admission tickets to the gallery, so you can bypass the hours-long wait and spend more time marveling at Renaissance masterworks like Michelangelo’s David.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo and all the must-see highlights

Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo and all the must-see highlights

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Explore Florence by night with a local guide on a 2-hour walking tour through the city. Visit notable landmarks including Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery of Saint John, Giotto's Bell Tower, Porcellino Market, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Learn about the history of this cultured Tuscan city as you soak up the nighttime energy.
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The Best of Florence, A Family Friendly Tour

The Best of Florence, A Family Friendly Tour

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Explore Florence in a way the whole family will enjoy on a private, kid-friendly tour. Learning Renaissance history has never been so fun, thanks to games, puzzles, and entertaining tales spun by an energetic guide as you hop among the city's historic squares, bridges, and castles. Parents get a break from leading the way, and young travelers will love medieval trivia and a sweet stop for some of the best gelato in town.
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Private Tour: 2 Hours Florence Walking Tour

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Discover the rich artistic legacy and hidden gems of Florence on a private, 2.5-hour walking tour. Feel transported back in time wandering through well-preserved medieval streets and charming piazzas, while an art historian guide shares tales from the city’s illustrious past and points out details many visitors miss. See highlights of the historic city center including the Duomo, St John’s Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the artisan quarter of Oltrarno. 
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Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters

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Get an in-depth look at three beautiful churches as well as their ancient cloisters on this private tour in Florence. Visit the churches of San Lorenzo, Santa Croce, and Santa Maria Novella before sitting down to a simple Tuscan lunch (if upgrade selected).
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Private Renaissance Discovery Tour of Florence

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Discover Florence’s artistic and architectural treasures with the help of a local expert on this private, 3-hour walking tour. Wander through a labyrinth of winding medieval streets as you learn the legends behind famous landmarks like the Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari Corridor, and the Duomo Cathedral. Set your own pace and take advantage of personalized attention from your guide for a fascinating introduction to the birthplace of the Renaissance.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

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Soak up the evening light in Florence during a private sunset walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. With its Renaissance treasures and beautiful architecture, Florence is always lovely but takes on an even more romantic glow as the sun goes down and famous attractions like Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio become illuminated.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Highlights of Florence including Michelangelo's David

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Discover the artistic and architectural treasures of Florence on a private tour led by local art historian guide. Learn the fascinating history behind the birthplace of the Renaissance as you explore highlights like the Duomo complex, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio, and see one of the world's most famous works of art up close with a viewing of Michelangelo's ‘David’ at the Academia Gallery. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 15 adults. Admission fees not included.
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Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour

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Florence’s Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio are two of the city’s highlights, yet can sometimes take a back seat to the Uffizi and Accademia galleries. This tour gives both the attention they deserve, with a private guide to show you around. Admire the sculptures and architecture of the Piazza della Signoria, including the Loggia dei Lanzi, and enjoy priority access to the Palazzo Vecchio to see its main, art-filled chambers.
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  • 2 hours
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If you have limited time in Florence, this private express tour showcases the best of the Renaissance city in just one morning or afternoon. Learn the intriguing history behind the main sites of the city center, including the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio bridge, and Piazza della Signoria, moving at your own pace. Plus, skip-the-line access means there’s even time to admire Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and other masterpieces at the Accademia Gallery.
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Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy an introduction to Florence on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. During this 90-minute stroll through the Renaissance city, learn about its famous art, architecture and history as you see sights like Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral, aka the Duomo.
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E-Bike Tour of Florence & Piazzale Michelangelo

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With flat terrain and narrow medieval streets that many cars can't pass through, Florence is the ideal city to explore on bike. Join the locals and hop on two wheels for an e-bike ride through the Renaissance city's most picturesque parts, stopping to learn the history behind famous squares, churches, and bridges. Cross the River Arno and easily scale the Florentine hills with your bike’s battery power to soak up the prime views from Piazzale Michelangelo.
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All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia Gallery

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Discover the top attractions of Florence on a group morning tour. Comfortable transportation allows you to experience a huge area of the city in just a few hours, including a picturesque drive along the Viale dei Colli. Breeze past the lengthy ticket line at the Accademia Gallery with included skip-the-line entrance and get straight to Michelangelo’s David. After a walk around the city center, enjoy a Tuscan lunch for an additional fee.
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Private Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

Private Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

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See the best of Florence with a private walking tour focused on the Renaissance. Join a knowledgeable guide for a tour of Florence's highlights, exploring its charming streets and pretty piazzas as you learn about monuments along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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Best of Florence Full-Day Combo Tour including Uffizi & Accademia Galleries

Best of Florence Full-Day Combo Tour including Uffizi & Accademia Galleries

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Discover Florence without the stress of navigating on this private tour that features pickup from the doorstep of your city-center accommodations. Going with a guide ensures you hear facts and stories often missed by visitors about stops on the day’s itinerary, including the Duomo, Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, and Piazza della Republica. An hour to rest and grab lunch (own expense) is factored into the day for your comfort and convenience.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence

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Explore the Renaissance capital of Florence in a fun way without getting worn out with this private electric bike tour. Ride through the historic center and some of the surrounding hills.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Michelangelo's David & Florence Art Academy Treasure Hunt for Kids & Families

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In the Footsteps of Dan Brown's Inferno with Palazzo Vecchio Secret Access

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When visiting Florence, follow the trail of Robert Langdon, the fictional hero of Dan Brown’s thriller ‘Inferno.’ Fuel up for the treasure hunt with lunch in a historic merchant gallery before entering the Palazzo Vecchio, once the heart of the Florentine Republic. See symbolic paintings, mysterious statutes, and even Dante’s death mask — all featured in scenes from the novel and hit movie starring Tom Hanks. Go even deeper into the mystery with special access to secret stairways and hidden studios.
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Child-friendly Tour of Florence Highlights including the David & Gelato Tasting

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Sightseeing with kids in tow can be a challenge. Tack a stress-free, family-friendly day onto your itinerary with this 2.5-hour tour that features the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa Croce, and a complimentary gelato stop. In addition to navigating, your guide facilitates a range of games and activities meant to keep your children curious and captivated at each stop along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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$159.16
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Electric Bike Experience around Florence - private tour

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Explore the Renaissance charm of Florence the easy and eco-friendly way on an afternoon electric bike tour. Cruise through winding medieval streets and squares on a battery-boosted e-bike, passing by highlights like the Santa Croce Church, Piazza Duomo, the San Lorenzo Market and the banks of the River Arno. Effortlessly scale the hills around the city to take in panoramic views from romantic Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy the flexibility to stop often for photos.
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