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Florence wheelchair friendly Old Palace accessible excursions.


Florence wheelchair friendly Old Palace accessible excursions

Florence wheelchair friendly Old Palace accessible excursions is the town hall of Florence. This massive, Tuscan Gothic, crenelated fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany.

Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria 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.

Originally called the Palazzo della Signoria, after the Signoria of Florence, the ruling body of the Republic of Florence, it was also given several other names: Palazzo del Popolo, dei Priori and Ducale, in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history.

Florence wheelchair friendly Old Palace accessible excursions building acquired its current name when the Medici duke's residence was moved across the Arno to the former Palazzo Pitti.

Salone dei Cinquecento is the significative and most imposing chamber, sited inside the Old Palace.

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.

During this transformation famous ( but unfinished ) works were lost, including the Battle of Cascina by Michelangelo and the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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