If you’re visiting Florence, then the chances are that the Piazza della Signoria will be on your to-do list. This ancient piazza abounds with the most fabulous architecture, sculpture and history. Every day the piazza is bustling with travellers and locals who still use the area as a meeting place.

Plus, there is a giant golden turtle. Yep.

The sculpture, entitled  Searching for Utopia, was created by controversial Belgian artist Jan Fabre. It’s certainly a sight to behold amidst the antiquity of this ancient square and contrasts strangely with classical sculptures such as a copy of Michaelangelo’s David.

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Unless you speak Italian, you’ll get the most out of the area by joining a guided tour. The area is so rich in culture and the arts so a tour is the idea way to make the most of every moment.

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Piazza della Signoria Map

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria,
50122 Firenze,



JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.
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