Welcome to Palazzo Vecchio, Cosimo I de' Medici’s Humble Abode.

Everyone who has ever been to Florence has marveled at the Palazzo Vecchio, the medieval palace constructed from 1299 to 1302: it now houses the City Hall. The original intent was to build this magnificent structure as a public building. But in 1540 Cosimo I de' Medici took one look at it and decided to oust the public and install his family.  The art and architecture inside every room is mind-boggling. Take a peek at this brief video:

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