A witness to key events in the history of Florence, the Piazza Della Signoria is also alive with sculptures and throngs of people.
Piazza della Signoria is in the top five places to visit in Florence. It is the centre of political life in the city and has been since the 14th century. The majestic Palazzo Vecchio stands in the square with its imposing structure and impressive facade. Piazza della Signoria has seen triumph such as the return of the Medici in 1530, and the tragedy of Bonfire of the Vanities where Savonarola was burned at the stake after being denounced by the Inquisition as a heretic. It has all happened in this square, the history is intriguing, it is waiting to be uncovered.
Come to the Piazza della Signoria to explore the interesting history and visit the many sculptures. There is a copy of the statue of David, Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus from 1534 and much more. Each statue was placed strategically with political connotations which refer to the Medici and their ambitions. The open air sculpture gallery is a sight to behold, the piazza is a wonderful area in which to sit, enjoy the entertainment and take it all in.
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