|Front entrance with David and Hercules Statues|
HOW OLD IS IT? Construction began in 1299 and it was completed in the 1300s.
WHERE IS IT?: It's in the "Piazza (Plaza) della Signore" just north of the Arno River. It's next to the Museum Gucci and Uffizi Gallery. Earlier we showed you some of the statues that were outside of Palazzo Vecchio, which included our favorites.
|The Hall of 500|
WHAT IS IN IT NOW? There are a number of masterpieces in this building including some by Michelangelo and Vasari. , There are also frescoed walls and ceilings throughout. There are about 1,450 tapestries. One Room on the 3rd floor ceiling has the story of Hercules.
|Hall of Maps|
WHAT IS THE "HALL OF 500"? - The Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) was built from 1494 during the Republic of Fra’ (friar) Girolamo Savonarola. The Hall is the largest and most important room in terms of artistic and historical value inside the palace. This impressive hall has a length of 54 meters, a width of 23 and a height of 18 meters. Paneled ceilings and large wall frescoes, golden decorations and imposing sculptures
|The Studiolo that belonged to Francesco I|
|Tom and Rob at the top of the building|
WORKS OF FAMOUS ARTISTS - I All the rooms (the so-called Quartieri Monumentali) are magnificently decorated by artists such as Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari and Donatello.
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