Piazza della Signoria

The Piazza della Signoria is probably the most important square in Florence, especially when it comes to Florentine political life. The Palazzo Vecchio shares the piazza and together they have set the scene for great triumphs; nowadays it is a central meeting point for visitors eager to experience the genius of the master artists of the Renaissance in the Uffizi Galleries.

The Piazza della Signoria set the scene for the Bonfire of the Vanities instigated Savonarola, he was burned at the stake in the same spot in 1498, and the Medici family made their triumphal return to power in the piazza in 1530.