Guided tour

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Italy Hidden Experiences

Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour

Activity provider: Italy Hidden Experiences
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From US$ 49.59 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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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
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
  • All participants over 12 years old 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, or a negative PCR 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
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 95 reviews

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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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June 23, 2022

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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June 14, 2022

My super knowledgeable tour guide Sam was waiting exactly where he said for the start of our tour, and seamlessly transitioned us from the outside (Piazza) to inside of the palace beginning with sculptures in the Logge. He was confident and clear in his knowledge of the decorative arts and architecture, the changes that happened within the dynasty and how they were reflected in the building itself. Bravo! Wish he had been my Uffizi/academia guide too :(!!

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June 1, 2022

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