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Palazzo della Signoria

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Palazzo della Signoria

Palazzo della Signoria was the original name of the Palazzo Vecchio, before the government of the Republic of Florence was moved to the Uffizi under Cosimo I de' Medici. The Signoria was the standing ruling body of the Republic of Florence. Although much of the building is now a museum, it remains the seat of the local government. The mayor of Florence has his office there to this day. This building is the only building that used to hold the first nude statue of David that Donatello created. Piazza della Signoria is Latin for "Plaza of the City Council".


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