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Pallazo Vecchio, Firenze, FI, Region Toscana, Italy

Palazzo Vecchio is located in Piazza della Signoria in Florence and is the seat of the municipality of the city. Represents the best combination of civil fourteenth-century town and one of the most popular civic buildings in Italy.
Originally called Palazzo dei Priori or Palagio Novo became the fifteenth century Palazzo della Signoria, the name of the principal of the Florentine Republic, and in 1540 became the Palazzo Ducale, where the Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici made ​​it his residence, and finally the Old name hired him in 1565 when the court of Duke Cosimo moved to the "new" Palazzo Pitti. From 1865 to 1871 it was the seat of the Italian Parliament, and now houses the Mayor of Florence and various municipal offices. There is also a museum, which allows you to visit the magnificent rooms where they worked, among others, Agnolo Bronzino, Ghirlandaio, Giorgio Vasari, and which exhibits the works of Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio.
The building has been gradually enlarged to the east, coming to occupy an entire block and stretching the initial parallelepiped fourteenth century up to quadruple the size, with a plant that resembles a trapezoid of which the facade is only the shorter side. On the main façade in ashlar, the Tower of Arnolfo is a dominant feature of the city.
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