Cheap hotels near Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy
Considered one of the most important landmarks of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio (“Old Palace”) is Florence’s town hall. The building stands at an impressive height in the middle of the Piazza della Signoria, which dates back to 1299.
Fortress-like and Romanesque, the structure is set off by an imposing clock tower. Today, you can visit a museum inside the town hall. Here, you can glimpse an original “studiolo” (a tiny, windowless chamber popular in Renaissance times), the palace’s inner courtyards, upstairs apartments and a chapel. Make sure to gaze at the restored frescoes lining the place, gilded ceilings and all!
Michelangelo’s David sculpture (now at the Accademia) stood here until 1873. Today, there’s a replica outside the palace’s front doors. Opening times vary so visit the Palazzo Vecchio's Web site for details.