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PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA: THE HEART OF FIRENZE

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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This is perhaps the most popular square in Florence. Is is dominated by Palazzo Vecchio and it shares it with the Loggia and the Uffizi Gallery.

There are many statues here, giving the whole area the feeling of an open-air museum. In one part of the square is a great equestrian statue of Cosimo I Medici.
The loggia has a number of statues including numerous classical, renaisance and later works.
Most notable of these Perseus with the head of Medusa by Cellini. There are more statues in front of the Palazzo de Vecchio, including a copy of David and the Fountain of Neptune. The square is of course also fringed by cafes and numerous souvenir shops.

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