NOTES: This, the most important medieval building in the city, was built as the residence of the Priori delle Arti and the Gonfalioniere in 1299-1310. From 1540 onwards it became the ducal residence of Cosimo I de' Medici and his family and necessary further changes and enlargements were undertaken by G. B. Tasso and Giorgio Vasari. The 'first courtyard' was designed in 1453 by Michelozzo. The original sculpture on the fountain was by Verrocchio (1476) and the porphyry fountain itself by del Tadda. Vasari executed the wall frescos in 1565.
NOTES: This photograph is dated between 1865 and 1890. Palazzo Vecchio, completed in 1302 and known originally as the Palazzo della Signoria, was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. The name changed when Cosimo Medici moved the government of the city to Palazzo Pitti, which was begun 1458 by Luca Fancelli with considerable additions being made by Giorgio Vasari in the 1560s.
NOTES: This photograph is dated between 1865 and 1890. Palazzo Vecchio, completed in 1302 and known originally as the Palazzo dei Priori, was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. The landmark tower was completed in 1310. The Uffizi palace was built for Cosimo I de' Medici between 1560 and 1580 to designs by Giorgio Vasari.