Guided tour

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour

Activity provider: Italy Hidden Experiences
Guided tour

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour

Activity provider: Italy Hidden Experiences
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From US$ 57.12 per person

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Discover Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, with a guided tour. Explore Medici's Palace, and hear stories, legends, and about its extensive historical significance.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Italian, Spanish, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Uncover the extensive historical significance of the Palazzo Vecchio
  • Discover the influence of Medici family during the Renaissance era
  • Marvel at the imposing Salone dei Cinquecento, as well as the various chambers and passages of the palace
Full description

Palazzo Vecchio was the home of Medici family, and an important site of the Renaissance. Renowned as the main symbol of civil power of Florence, learn more about the vast history of the palace with a 90-minute guided tour.  See the "Salone dei Cinquecento”, the Hall which is the largest and most important room in terms of artistic and historical value inside the palace.

Marvel at paneled ceilings, large wall frescoes, golden decorations, and imposing sculptures.

Explore the second floor of the palace, featuring the elegant Apartments of the Elements, the Apartments of Eleonora of Toledo, and the original Hall of Priors, along with many small chambers and a chapel frescoed by Bronzino.

  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to Palazzo Vecchio
  • Small group tour
  • Admission to the Tower (separate ticket)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Backpacks and large bags will need to be left at the cloakroom
  • Palazzo Vecchio is an active political site. Due to unforeseen institutional events, access to Salone dei Cinquecento is not guaranteed. During the visit, it may only be possible to overlook the Hall from the first floor
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4.9 /5

based on 152 reviews

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Abbiamo avuto il piacere di visitare Palazzo Vecchio con la guida Giacomo, che e' stato preparatissimo e gentile, capace di coinvolgerci con aneddoti sulla storia del palazzo e sulla famiglia Medici, rendendo la visita affascinante e interessantissima. Grazie ancora.

March 28, 2023

Touring the Palazzo Vecchio was the #1 item on our list of "tours to do" for this trip to Florence. We were just THRILLED with how WONDERFUL the tour was! We had SAM for our guide; who is a very delightful & extremely knowledgable young man. Following him around was a great treat!! Listening to him is like ALL the Wikipedia pages with AL the information available about the palace & the Medici family just starts rolling out. We learned so so much, and will always be grateful we had such an awesome guide to show us around this stunning palace.

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March 28, 2023

Great tour with Samuel! The Palazzo Vecchio is not to be missed on any complete tour of Florence! Our guide Samuel gave us some history on the Medici family before taking us into the palace, helping us feel situated, history-wise. He gave us the right amount of information on the various frescoes, pointing out important symbolism and figures. He also asked us questions and kept us engaged throughout the tour. Definitely recommend this tour and Samuel. Especially since your group had several knowledgeable parties and he was able to answer even the most obscure questions about Florence and the Medici history.

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March 28, 2023

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