Firenze Palazzo della Signoria
The Palazzo Vecchio ("Old Palace") is the town hall of the city. This massive, Romanesque, crenellated fortress-...
Overlooking the square with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia ...
 
The first courtyard was designed in 1453 by Michelozzo. In the lunettes, high around the courtyard, are crests of the Chur...
The harmoniously proportioned columns, at one time smooth, and untouched, were at the same time richly decorated with gilt...
 
The Putto with Dolphin on top of the basin is a copy of the original by Andrea del Verrocchio (1476), now on display on th...
 
In the niche, in front of the fountain, stands Samson and Philistine by Pierino da Vinci.
 
The second courtyard, also called "The Customs", contains the massive pillars built in 1494 by Cronaca to sustai...
 
Although most of the Palazzo Vecchio is now a museum, it remains the symbol of local government: since 1872 it has housed ...
the Hall of the Lilies, as this room is usually called, decorated with  fleur-de-lys
On the wall are frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio, painted in 1482 After its lengthy restoration, the (original) statue &qu...
The goldenfleur-de-lys decorations on blue background on the ceiling and three walls refer to the (short-lived) good relat...
The Hall of Geographical Maps or Wardrobe is where the Medici Grand Dukes kept their precious belongings. The cabinets and...
The doors of the cabinets were decorated with 53 remarkable maps of scientific and great historical interest and give a go...
 
 
 
 
Salone dei Cinquecento The most imposing chamber has a length of 52 m (170 ft) and is 23 m (75 ft) broad. It was built in ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Audience Chamber or Hall of Justice
 
 
 
 
Sound :   FLaura Pausini - Mi  abbandono  a  te Text: Internet Pictures :  Daniela Iacob & Internet Arangement : Sanda Foi...
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In 1293, after the political success of the guilds, the new Priors wanted to build a monument which would become the most important civic monument in Florence, the Palazzo dei Priori, seat of the Signoria, later called Palazzo Vecchio. According to tradition, the central nucleus of the building was erected by Arnolfo di Cambio between 1299 and 1304.

It has the appearance of a fortress, topped by a huge open gallery, from which rises the slender tower known as the Arnolfo tower and which repeats in the belfry the design of the top of the palace. The two rows of elegant ogival mullioned windows; this is the only measured proportion to the Palace. It was subsequently enlarged by Vasari, in the sixteenth century and by Buontalenti, in the seventeenth century. Palazzo Vecchio, after having been the seat the seat of the town authorities, became the home of the Medici family.

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Firenze Palazzo della Signoria

  1. 1. Firenze Palazzo della Signoria
  2. 2. The Palazzo Vecchio ("Old Palace") is the town hall of the city. This massive, Romanesque, crenellated fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany.
  3. 3. Overlooking the square with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in Italy, and it host cultural points and museums.
  4. 5. The first courtyard was designed in 1453 by Michelozzo. In the lunettes, high around the courtyard, are crests of the Church and City Guilds. In the center, the porphyry fountain is by Battista del Tadda. The frescoes on the walls, representing scenes of the Austrian Habsburg estates, were painted in 1565 by Giorgio Vasari for the wedding celebration of Francesco I de' Medici, the eldest son of Cosimo I de' Medici, and Johanna of Austria, sister of the Emperor Maximilian.
  5. 6. The harmoniously proportioned columns, at one time smooth, and untouched, were at the same time richly decorated with gilt stuccoes. The barrel vaults are furnished with grotesque decorations.
  6. 8. The Putto with Dolphin on top of the basin is a copy of the original by Andrea del Verrocchio (1476), now on display on the second floor of the palace. This small statue was originally placed in the garden of the villa of the Medici in Careggi. The water, flowing through the nose of the dolphin, is brought here by pipes from the Boboli Gardens.
  7. 10. In the niche, in front of the fountain, stands Samson and Philistine by Pierino da Vinci.
  8. 12. The second courtyard, also called "The Customs", contains the massive pillars built in 1494 by Cronaca to sustain the great "Salone dei Cinquecento" on the second floor.
  9. 14. Although most of the Palazzo Vecchio is now a museum, it remains the symbol of local government: since 1872 it has housed the office of the mayor of Florence, and it is the seat of the City Council.
  10. 15. the Hall of the Lilies, as this room is usually called, decorated with fleur-de-lys
  11. 16. On the wall are frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio, painted in 1482 After its lengthy restoration, the (original) statue "Judith and Holofernes" by Donatello was given a prominent place in this room in 1988
  12. 17. The goldenfleur-de-lys decorations on blue background on the ceiling and three walls refer to the (short-lived) good relations between Florence and the French Crown.
  13. 18. The Hall of Geographical Maps or Wardrobe is where the Medici Grand Dukes kept their precious belongings. The cabinets and carved ceiling are by Dionigi Nigetti.
  14. 19. The doors of the cabinets were decorated with 53 remarkable maps of scientific and great historical interest and give a good idea of the geographical knowledge in the 16th century.
  15. 24. Salone dei Cinquecento The most imposing chamber has a length of 52 m (170 ft) and is 23 m (75 ft) broad. It was built in 1494 by Simone del Pollaiolo, on commission of Savonarola who, replacing the Medici after their exile as the spiritual leader of the Republic, wanted it as a seat of the Grand Council (Consiglio Maggiore) consisting of 500 members. Later the hall was enlarged by Giorgio Vasari so that Grand Duke Cosimo I could hold his court in this chamber. Michelangelo - Genio della Vittoria
  16. 31. The Audience Chamber or Hall of Justice
  17. 36. Sound : FLaura Pausini - Mi abbandono a te Text: Internet Pictures : Daniela Iacob & Internet Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu

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