This post castle, with its crenellations and 94m-high pinnacle, was planned by Arnolfo di Cambio in the vicinity of 1298 and 1314 for the signoria . It remains the seat of the city's energy, home to the leader's office and the city chamber. From the highest point of the Torre d'Arnolfo tower, you can delight in life-changing housetop sees. Inside, Michelangelo's Genio della Vittoria form graces the Salone dei Cinquecento, an eminent painted lobby made for the city's fifteenth century administering Consiglio dei Cinquecento .During their brief span in office the nine priori – organization individuals picked indiscriminately – of the signoria lived in the castle.
At regular intervals nine new names were hauled out of the cap, guaranteeing plentiful comings and goings.In 1540 Cosimo I made the royal residence his ducal habitation and focus of government, authorizing Vasari to redesign and embellish the inside. What awes is the 53m-long, vast Salone dei Cinquecento with whirling fight scenes, painted floor to roof by Vasari and his disciples.