Palazzo Vecchio

Arnolfo di Cambio

The south end of the palace, seen from the Uffizi

Part of a civic bulding program, this fortress-like building signalled the power of Florence. The building is crenellated with a tall watch tower (the tallest in Florence at 87 meters), which also served as a bell tower. The tower is corbelled outward, and like the edifice it extends from, has a crenellated gallery.

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