Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria has been the center of Florentine politics since early in the
republic's history. The Loggia dei Lanzi on the left was an outdoor auditorium
facilitating public debate of politics. The famous Uffizi museum is just behind the
statues on the left. This is also the modern-day location of festivals and
celebrations. Michaelangelo's David was originally intended to be displayed
here, and a replica stands in its place today.