Guided tour

Palazzo Vecchio: Tour

Palazzo Vecchio: Tour

From $55.33 per person

Explore the Palazzo Vecchio on a guided tour. Skip the ticket line to enter the palace that was home to the Medici family and learn about the secrets behind this famous monument.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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Highlights
  • Join a guided tour of the iconic Palazzo Vecchio
  • Marvel at the imposing Salone dei Cinquecento
  • Discover the influence of the Medici family during the Renaissance era
  • Explore the various chambers and passages of the palace
  • Learn about the secret fresco by Leonardo da Vinci
Full description
Join a tour to discover the must-see Palazzo Vecchio. This famous medieval castle is filled with history, and houses an incredible collection of Renaissance artworks. Meet your guide outside the palace to start your tour and skip the ticket line to enter. Admire the high decorated ceilings and the stunning frescoes in the Hall of the Five Hundred. See impressive Renaissance statues by Donatello and Michelangelo and visit a hall filled with ancient maps. Discover private rooms as you learn about the power and influence of the Medici family. Wander through the extensive apartments and halls with a knowledgeable guide, as you learn about the palace’s history and everyday life there. Listen to stories and myths from the Renaissance period, told by your expert guide.
Includes
  • Palazzo Vecchio guided tour
  • Access to Palazzo Vecchio
  • Access to Salone dei Cinquecento
  • Live tour guide

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      At the Horse statue of Cosimo I in Signoria Square

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      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes
      • Passport or ID card for children

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      • Pets
      • Smoking
      • Luggage or large bags
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.8 / 5

      based on 136 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        5/5
      • Value for money
        4.5/5
      • Service
        4.8/5
      • Organization
        4.7/5
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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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      VA ID: 395915