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Palazzo Vecchio: Skip-the-Line Entry and Secret Passage Tour

Palazzo Vecchio: Skip-the-Line Entry and Secret Passage Tour

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Go behind the scenes to see masterpieces by celebrated artists of the Renaissance and the secret rooms of the Medici Family. Discover some not oft-visited destinations in the Palazzo Vecchio on a guided secret passages tour.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Admire masterpieces by celebrated artists of the Renaissance
  • Marvel at the secret rooms of the Medici Family
  • Discover some particularly interesting places in the Palazzo Vecchio closed to the main public
Full description
This tour allows visits to a suite of off-the-beaten-path locations in Palazzo Vecchio Museum. Among them is the mysterious stairway built in the thick walls by the will of Gualtieri di Brienee. Skip the line and head off on a one hour and 45-minute guided tour. Discover the small study of Francesco I de’ Medici, a very elegant treasure "of rare and precious things," and the desk of his father Cosimo I, more widely known as Tesoretto. To round off the experience, hear about the huge trussed structure built by the great architect Giorgio Vasari, which supports the paneled ceiling of the Salone del Cinquecento, the main room of the palace.
  • Palazzo Vecchio skip-the-line admission ticket
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    Meeting point

    The entrance to Palazzo Vecchio is from Piazza della Signoria. Once inside the Palazzo Vecchio courtyard, go to the ticket office and skip the line by heading straight to the InfoPoint counter where you can exchange your voucher for a tour ticket.

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    •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 41 reviews

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    I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. It was amazing to be able to visit the rooms and stairways that the Medicis themselves used. Our guide, Elisa, was so friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. She made the tour interesting and was happy to answer questions. For me this tour lent a little bit of excitement and intrigue to my visit to this beautiful palazzo. After your secret tour your guide will leave you to explore the other parts of the palazzo and you can easily spend a few more hours there if you wish.

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    January 13, 2023

    We chose to visit the secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio accompanied by a guide, in English (only this language was available on the day of our visit). Our group consisted of only 4 people. Our guide Tommaso spoke very good English and was extremely precise in these explanations. He is, it seems to me, a passionate person. He gladly answered our questions and gave us time to take some photos. We were able, thanks to this visit, to have the chance to visit hidden places of Palazzo Vecchio, to discover and learn a multitude of things. Thanks to Tommaso for his kindness. I therefore recommend this visit.

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    November 9, 2022

    A super informative and entertaining tour, led by Victoria in a dedicated and varied manner, who not only brought us closer to the main highlights of the Uffizi in a very lively manner, but also gave us a wide range of political and historical information, that's what a great tour should be.

    September 5, 2021

    Product ID: 361515