Guided tour

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour

From $55.51 per person

Discover Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, with a guided tour. Explore Medici's palace, thought of as the starting point of the Renaissance, uncovering stories, legends, and the palace´s extensive historical significance.

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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to Palazzo Vecchio
  • Small group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  •  Backpacks and large bags will need to be left at the cloakroom
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Honestly this was the most amazing tour we have had in Florence yet! Leonardo was our tour guide and I HIGHLY recommend him. He brings the tour to life, gives such great information and details, and is so patient and kind. Hospitality and knowledge all in one. We had two young kids with us and he was so great with us and them, and ensured we all went the elevator route just to stay together. The tour is a gem, truly amazing to see and experience while in Florence. Recommend doing it if you have an extra hour to squeeze in a tour! It’s a must see!

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June 19, 2021

We had a great guide who gave us a lot of information about the history of the palace and of Venice since the palace was erected. He was especially well educated in art history and pointed us to the most interesting spots. We would have missed many of them without his help. Besides the statues and paintings, we were most impressed with the building itself and its history in connecdtion with the history of the city. We were truly impressed to see for the first time the original painting of Machiavelli which is so well known from the title cover of his most famous book. We were very grateful for the competent guide.

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September 25, 2020

The tour was a very special experience after reading the Dan Brown books. The hall of the 500 was the highlight of the tour. Our guide, the Leonardo, had a solid technical knowledge and was enthusiastic about introducing us to the history of the Palazzo. The tour was very interesting and fun too. Highly recommended.

July 18, 2020

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