Square of Signoria in Florence at sunrise, Italy
Square of Signoria in Florence at sunrise, Italy

Piazza della Signoria

It’s almost impossible to visit Florence and miss the Piazza della Signoria, so integral is this vast square to Florentine life. Watched over by the immense castle-like bulk of the Palazzo Vecchio, this piazza is at the very heart of the city, and acts as gateway to many of Florence’s most important monuments and attractions. The square is so well-placed, in fact, that in just moments visitors can reach the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio and even the city’s duomo.

Laid out in a sprawling L-shape, the Piazza della Signoria has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years, with many of the city’s finest buildings still watching over its cobbled expanse. Dotted with numerous grand statues – including a replica of Michelangelo’s David – and ringed by an array of terracotta-coloured palaces, shops and houses, the piazza is today one of Florence’s most atmospheric spaces.

Recommended on these multi centres

8 day suggested trip

Florence and Venice

From £1449 per person
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  • Take panoramic photographs of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Walk over Florence’s oldest bridge, the Ponte Vecchio
  • Marvel at Michelangelos David in the Galleria dell Accademia
  • Visit Venices Doges Palace and its smaller museums

11 day suggested trip

Liguria and Florence

From £1559 per person
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  • Explore the glamorous seafront of Sanremo
  • Fill your camera with colourful photos of the Cinque Terre
  • Visit art galleries not to be missed including Uffizi and Accademia

8 day suggested trip

Rome and Florence

From £1079 per person
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  • Chance to admire the magnificent interiors of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Sightsee in the iconic cities of Florence and Rome

8 day suggested trip

Rome, Tuscany and Florence

From £1339 per person
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  • Admire picturesque views on the rural drive
  • Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Ideal itinerary to combine city and countryside

10 day suggested trip

Venice, Florence and Rome

From £1399 per person
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  • Take an Islands tour in Venice and enjoy a glass blowing demonstration
  • Admire Brunelleschis dome of Florence Cathedral
  • Visit some of the most famous sights in Rome, including the Colosseum
  • Visit Pompeii, one of the world's most important archaeological sites
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