Piazza della Signoria

Find inexpensive accommodation located close to Piazza della Signoria in Florence Italy. Cheapest offers for hotel, cheaper hostel, self catering apartment, cosy bed and breakfast near this square, site of Firenze's town hall (Palazzo Vecchio), Loggia della Signoria or Loggia dei Lanzi, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palace of the Tribunale della Mercanzia, the Palazzo Uguccioni, and the Palace of the Assicurazioni Generali.

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Location of Signoria Square : Piazza della Signoria is located between the Ponte Vecchio bridge and Piazza del Duomo (The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) in the heart of Downtown Florence Italy.

By Bus : small electric mini buses serve Florence city center on weekdays. Buses A, B, C, and D stop in main tourist areas such as Piazza San Marco, Santa Croce, Piazza Repubblica, and the Ponte Vecchio.

Nearest train station : Florence's main national and international railway hub is Santa Maria Novella train station, located on Piazza della Stazione, a 15 minute walk from Signoria square.

Railway Accommodation -- We can offer you the best hotels, b&b's and hostels near by a rail station in Italy.

Nearest airport : the closest major international airport is Aeroporto di Firenze FLR, situated around 5km or 3,1 miles west of Firenze city center. The other major international airport of Tuscany Italy is Pisa Airport.

Cruise Port : Livorno cruise port terminal is situated in the town of Livorno, within easy reach by train from Firenze Italy.

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Piazza della Signoria

Firenze Italy inexpensive lodging. Low cost deals for cheap or 4 and 5 star accommodation close to Signoria Square and Town Hall or Palazzo Vecchio. Uncostly hotel, hostel, self catering apartment or charming bed and breakfast.

Florence Piazza della Signoria is a square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio or Town Hall. It's located within walking distance of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Piazza del Duomo. The square is a popular spot for tourists and the gateway to the Uffizi Gallery.

There is huge selection of hotels, hostels, apartments and b&b's located close to the Piazza della Signoria. Accommodation situated right on the square offering guest rooms that overlook the plaza, or hotels within easy walking distance of the square.

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Florence Italy - Piazza della Signoria

Florence Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of Florence from the Middle Ages to the present day. Its is a lively spot with many tourists, restaurants, bars and ice cream shops.

The square was created in the 13th century and gets its name from Palazzo della Signoria, which is also known as Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1298-99 for the seat of the Republican government.

Sights and Landmarks on Piazza della Signoria

Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) -- this is the Town Hall of Florence Italy and overlooks the square. Originally it was called the Palazzo della Signoria, after the Signoria of Florence, the ruling body of the Republic of Florence, Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo dei Priori, and Palazzo Ducale. Just outside the Palazzo Vecchio is a copy of Michelangelo's David statue, the most famous statue on the square. The original statue stands in the Galleria dell'Accademia. Another copy of Michelangelo's David stands in the middle of Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square).

-- Museum Palazzo Vecchio.

Tribunale della Mercanzia -- Tribunal of Merchandise is the place where lawyers judged in the trial between merchants. Today it houses the offices of the Florentine Bureau of Agriculture.

Loggia dei Lanzi -- open air sculpture gallery also called the Loggia della Signoria built in the 14th century located right in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Orcagna in 1376. It houses a number of statues, the most notable being a bronze statue showing Perseus after he killed Medusa. Other statues include the manneristic group Rape of the Sabines by the Flemish artist Jean de Boulogne, better known by his Italianized name Giambologna, the Hercules beating the Centaur Nessus statue, and the group The Rape of Polyxena, sculpture by Pio Fedi.

Palazzo Uguccioni -- Renaissance palace built for Giovanni Uguccioni since 1550. The design of the Palazzo Uguccioni has been variously attributed to Raphael, Michelangelo, Andrea Palladio, Bartolomeo Ammannati or Raffaello da Montelupo.

Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali -- Neo-Renaissance style palace designed in 1871, formerly occupied by the "Pisan Loggia" and the "Chiese de Santa Cecilia". It houses the historical café "Rivoire", founded in 1872.

Fontana di Nettuno or Fountain of Neptune / Il Biancone -- fountain located on the Piazza della Signoria in front of Palazzo Vecchio. It's a fountain in marble and bronze by sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati.

The equestrian statue of Cosimo I de Medici -- equestrian statue of Cosimo I de Medici on the plaza by Gianbologna.

Hercules and Cacus Statue -- white sculpture on Piazza della Signoria by the Florentine artist Baccio Bandinelli.

Cheap Florence hotel and b&b near Town Hall

Hotel Albani Firenze - ( 0.9 km from the Piazza della Signoria in Firenze )

On a quiet city street, this renovated 20th century palace is home to the Hotel Albani Firenze, and is very close to the Santa Maria Novella train station.

Hotel Bernini Palace by Baglioni Hotel - ( 0.1 km from Signoria in Florence )

Originally a 15th century building, this hotel features a classic Florentine architectural style, and stands in the old city centre of Florence, facing the Palazzo Vecchio.

Relais Piazza Signoria - ( 0.1 km from the Signoria Square of Florence Firenze in Italy )

Uniquely located just 50 metres from the Uffizi Gallery and 200 metres from Brunelleshi’s Duomo, this charming hotel boasts rooms overlooking the Piazza della Signoria.