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Piazza della Signoria

Listed under Historic Streets and Squares in Florence, Italy.

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The Piazza della Signoria in front of the Ponte Vecchio is Florence's famous main square. It's beautiful, historic and still the political centre of the city, despite the fact that it's looked much the same for the past 600 years, lined by the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Loggia della Signoria, the Uguccioni Palace – designed by Raphael and the Renaissance Palace of Assicurazioni Generali.

If the architecture isn't decorative enough the piazza is decorated with statues: there's a copy of 'David', a bronze of Cosimo I on his horse by Giambologna, copies of 'il Marzocco' and 'Judith and Holofernes' by Donatello, 'Hercules and Cacus' by Bandinelli and 'Perseus with the Head of Medusa' by Cellini.

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