Saturday 4 October 2008

A week in Florence: Day 3 - Palazzo Vecchio

Dating from August 1993.

Palazzo Vecchio
The Old Palace.

Now the Town Hall for Florence, the palace was built between the 13th and 14th centuries to give greater security to the magistrates and to reflect the importance of the city. Much of it is now used as a museum.

Outside on this card can be seen a copy of Michelangelo's David (the original is now in the Accademia and if you ever get a chance to see it, you MUST go), Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus, and the Fountain of Neptune.

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