Best Photography Locations in Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most important symbol of the city of Florence. Built in the 12th century, it has always been the seat of the city of Florence. The exterior facade has a sense of solidity thanks to its rustic stone finish made with stone. The ancient part of the palace is characterized by a jutting gulet. Palazzo Vecchio has had several names throughout the years: Palazzo della Signoria, Palazzo dei Priori and then Palazzo Vecchio. The building overlooks Piazza della Signoria, halfway between Piazza Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. It certainly represents the city with the Duomo. Inside it is possible to visit the sixteenth century hall, which represents the largest and most important hall in Palazzo Vecchio. Really impressive with its 18 meters high and its 53 meters in length is the largest room that can be found in Italy. The walls are decorated with frescoes that tell the battle of Florence against the cities of Siena and Pisa. When you enter the entrance threshold of the Hall you will be breathless. Its impressive wooden ceiling with its decorations made by Vasarri and its students leave the visitor really speechless. Built at the end of the XVI century, it was built with the purpose of welcoming the meetings of the Council of the Florentine Republic. In the past, the adjacent room of the Twentieth Century was used.

When the Medici were expelled from Florence, the Fiorentine Republic was established, which included the extension of government participation through a large council of 3500 citizens. In reality, however, this council was composed of only 1000 citizens, but the salon of the Twentieth Century would still be underdeveloped for new needs. Another old palace setting is even more famous and known around the world not only for cultural reasons. We are returning to the Red Room, so called for the red tapestries characterizing the walls were built in 1700 and belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and depict “the story of Esther.” Recently restored, they decorate the room that every day hosts young Florentines who decide to get married.

The Red Room does not host only Italian couples but also hundreds of foreigners who are fascinated by its beauty, choose the city of Florence to achieve their dream of love. Above all, American and Japanese citizens choose Old Palace for their wedding. In recent years, there have been so many requests from foreign couples who want to marry civilians that the municipality has had to put restrictions to protect the Florentine citizens. Here, in fact, a wedding is celebrated every half hour every morning. Obviously Saturday is even more difficult to find availability. For the wealthiest bride and groom there is the possibility to marry in the salon of the sixteenth century, of course the cost for this kind of service.

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