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The 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio has been the symbol of this Renaissance capital’s political power for more than seven centuries. With its imposing crenellated roofline and defensive tower, it dominates Piazza della Signoria and is home to the luxurious chambers of the Medici family. Visiting Palazzo Vecchio for a peek into Renaissance Florence is a rite of passage for visitors.

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Open daily 9am - 7pm. Closed on Easter, Dec 25 and Aug 15
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, 50123
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Palazzo Vecchio - Skip the Line Priority Ticket
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Palazzo Vecchio - Skip the Line Priority Ticket

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The ticket will allow you to visit Palazzo Vecchio without long waiting lines. For this attraction you can choose from the following options: - Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palazzo Vecchio Museum - Skip-the-line entrance ticket for the Arnolfo Tower - Combined priority entrance ticket, Museum + Arnolfo Tower. Inside you can visit the Government Rooms of the Republic, the private rooms of the Granducale family, renovated and embellished by the architect and chronicler Giorgio Vasari, who was liked by the Grand Duke. The main attraction of the Palace is the Salone dei 500, entirely frescoed by Giorgio Vasari, as well as the rooms and apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo. Enjoy one of the best views of the city on the terrace located at the rear of the palace and end your visit in the rooms where the ancient Florentine Republic met (Sala dei Gigli, Sala delle Maps Geographical, Hall of the last Chancellor of the Republic).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.22
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Palazzo Vecchio guided experience with entrance ticket
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Palazzo Vecchio guided experience with entrance ticket

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Get a glimpse of Renaissance Florence with this small-group guided tour of the Palazzo Vecchio. With a guide, you'll get the lowdown on the historical home of the powerful Medici family, and find the masterpieces that are hidden around its halls. Listen to commentary that’s packed with historical curiosities, and explore in a group that’s limited to 15 people for an intimate tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.29
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$49.29
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Small-Group Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour with Lunch Or

Small-Group Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour with Lunch Or "Gelato"

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Explore the hidden passageways of the Palazzo Vecchio on this small-group tour in Florence. Enjoy the opportunity to visit areas of the museum that have historically not been open to the general public, such as medieval stairways and narrow passageways behind hidden doors. Hear about the history of the building and its contents from your local guide. At the conclusion of the tour, head to an historic restaurant int the Medicean district for a traditional Florentine lunch.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$36.71
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$36.71

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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Discover the best of Florence, learn all about the Medici family and their role in shaping the Renaissance, and see the city’s hidden corners, too—this immersive walking tour is designed to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the city. Meet your guide in central Florence, and set off on foot: you’ll see highlights like the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, and Palazzo Vecchio, and will learn the stories behind the sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$97.54
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Florence Palazzo Vecchio: Museum Ticket and Audioguide

Florence Palazzo Vecchio: Museum Ticket and Audioguide

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Experience one of Florence’s greatest treasures, the Palazzo Vecchio and its Museum. With a multilingual Audioguide, explore the former hub of Florentine power. Renovated in the '500, when the Palace became the house of Medici, it is typically Renaissance and hold priceless treasures and works of art. In the halls and the private apartments of the family, worked the greatest artists of the period. Visiting the palace means to stroll among the wonders of Renaissance and retrace its history, discovering also the secrets and tales of the powerful Medici family. The elegant courtyard by Michelozzo, welcomes you at the entrance and you will enable you to admire the famous “Hall of the 500”, the charming and intimate study of Francesco I de’ Medici, the apartments of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I de’ Medici, in an incredible series of frescoes, paintings, decorations and statues of the greatest Renaissance artists as Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, Ghirlandaio and Bronzino.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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PRIVATE Walking Tour around Medici Family

PRIVATE Walking Tour around Medici Family

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Discover how the the most powerful family of the Renaissance shaped the Italian art world on this Florence walking tour all about the Medici. Follow in the footsteps of these powerful bankers and art patrons, from political venues like the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti regal residence and the sacred Medici Chapel, designed by Michelangelo. Along the way, learn fascinating trivia about Florence’s history and how it became the artistic capital of Europe.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$103.83
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Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

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Make the most of your time in Florence with this small-group combination tour of up to 17 participants, covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David'; gaze up in wonder at the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside; and explore the streets of the historic city center with insights from an expert guide. Then, skip another line to end the day with a visit of the immense Uffizi Gallery.
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  • 6 hours
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$98.59
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$98.59

The best of Florence walking tour

The best of Florence walking tour

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Get familiar with the ins and outs of Florence with a guided walking tour of the artsy city. Your local guide will lead you through town, taking you past the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Palazzo Strozzi, the Dumo, and the Ufffizi Gallery, among other main attractions, telling you all about the history and culture of the city in a fun, laid-back manner.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$51.39
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Palazzo Vecchio Morning Guided Tour - Small Group
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Palazzo Vecchio Morning Guided Tour - Small Group

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Step back in time to the height of Medici power in Florence with a morning tour of the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio. Learn the history behind the city's grand gathering place and former town hall that was transformed into a resplendent private palace by Renaissance Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Wander through opulent salons and secret passages as your guide points out artistic treasures and hidden symbols, many of which inspired Dan Brown’s thriller ‘Inferno.'
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Palazzo Vecchio Private tour with a 5-star guide

Palazzo Vecchio Private tour with a 5-star guide

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More than 700 years old, the Palazzo Vecchio, an ancient castle-palace, has been Florence's town hall, a political prison, and home to the Medici family—as well as playing a starring role in Dan Brown's Inferno novel. Let your own private guide unlock its secret on this to–the-point tour, with entrance tickets included and headsets so you don't miss a thing.
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  • 1 hour
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Best of Florence Walking Tour
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Best of Florence Walking Tour

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From masterpieces of Renaissance art to royal Medici intrigue, Florence is like a living history museum waiting to be explored. Uncover its medieval secrets on this guided 2-hour walking tour of historic highlights including the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica and the iconic Duomo. Hear your guide’s live narration clearly through an audio headset, and stop at one of the city’s best ‘gelaterias’ for a scoop of ice cream.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.22
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Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour
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Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour

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Florence’s Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio are two of the city’s highlights, yet can sometimes take a back seat to the Uffizi and Accademia galleries. This tour gives both the attention they deserve, with a private guide to show you around. Admire the sculptures and architecture of the Piazza della Signoria, including the Loggia dei Lanzi, and enjoy priority access to the Palazzo Vecchio to see its main, art-filled chambers.
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  • 2 hours
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E-Scooter by Segway: Panoramic Sunset tour of Florence

E-Scooter by Segway: Panoramic Sunset tour of Florence

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Glide around the beautiful streets of Florence on an evening tour by Segway. See the iconic Florence Duomo, the bustle of Piazza della Signoria, and the Basilica of Santa Croce, the burial site of famous Italians such as Galileo and Michelangelo. Enjoy a stop before returning to your original departure point. Numbers are limited to eight on this tour to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour
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Welcome to Florence Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy an introduction to Florence on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. During this 90-minute stroll through the Renaissance city, learn about its famous art, architecture and history as you see sights like Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral, aka the Duomo.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Secrets, Mysteries And Legends Of Florence

Secrets, Mysteries And Legends Of Florence

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Explore Florence on a 2-hour evening walking tour that takes you into the heart of the city. See the Duomo from the outside, the Museo Casa di Dante, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio among other top attractions. Your guide shares commentary about the history and architecture of the city along with recommendations for places to visit on your own.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltrarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$325.13
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Palazzo Vecchio - Private Tour
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Palazzo Vecchio - Private Tour

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Your private guide will accompany you on this visit to the Palazzo Della Signoria built at the end of 1200, became the seat of the Florentine Republic. In 1500 following the political rise of the Medici family, the Palazzo became the residence of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Finally in 1800 following the unity of Italy and in the period of Florence the capital, it also became the seat of Parliament. Inside you can visit the Government Halls and the Granducale family's private rooms renovated and embellished by Giorgio Vasari, as well as the Salone dei 500 (the most important attraction of the building), the halls and apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo, also entirely frescoed by Vasari. At the end of the visit you can enjoy one of the best views of the city on the terrace located at the back of the building. The Palace is also the seat of the Municipality of Florence and from a century to today it is known as Palazzo Vecchio due to its past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The History of Florence: The Renaissance Era Private Tour
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The History of Florence: The Renaissance Era Private Tour

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour in Florence. With a guide in the lead, you'll have priority access and be able to skip the line at the local museums, which saves valuable vacation time. You can focus on the sights that interest you and your guide will tailor their commentary to your preferences. This tour includes access to a reserved spot at the top of the Duomo for panoramic views of Florence.
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  • 3 hours
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$136.35
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Florence: Mysteries & Haunting Stories Exploration Game

Florence: Mysteries & Haunting Stories Exploration Game

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Combine culture and true crime with this one-of-a-kind self-guided tour that traces the story of the Monster of Florence, a modern serial killer that terrorized the city in the 1970s and 1980s. Take in sights like Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo while following clues that lead you from scenes related to the murders, exploring at your own pace at any time of day or, for a more thrilling experience, night.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.23
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Art and History -Florence walking tour

Art and History -Florence walking tour

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Discover the highlights of attraction-packed Florence during this introductory small-group tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, it covers external views of the iconic Duommo, the covered bridge of Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Pitti Medici residence, and historic Piazza della Signoria. Audio headsets are included, so you can move freely while listening to live narration.
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  • 2 hours
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$30.42
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Haunted Florence: Dante's Inferno Exploration Game

Haunted Florence: Dante's Inferno Exploration Game

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Get to know the haunted corners of Florence on this self-guided tour via downloadable app. You and your party will follow the mobile digital guide at your own pace through the cursed buildings to learn all about the stories and legends behind the hauntings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
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Accademia Gallery and Walking tour of Florence
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Accademia Gallery and Walking tour of Florence

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Kick off your time in Florence with a visit to one of the world's most famous museums, skipping the line at the Accademia Gallery. Learn the history behind Renaissance masterpieces, including Michelangelo's iconic ‘David' statue, from a guide who takes the guesswork out of what to see in the huge collection. After an independent break for lunch, get to know fascinating Florentine history on a walking tour through the city’s medieval heart.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.27
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Florence:The curious Oltrarno, Self-Guided Audio tour on your Phone

Florence:The curious Oltrarno, Self-Guided Audio tour on your Phone

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Discover the Florence neighborhood of Oltrarno, the “other side of the Arno River,” with this self-guided smartphone tour. The hip yet history-rich district is the traditional home of the Florentine artisans, and you’ll learn all about them as you explore at your own pace. Just download an iOS or Android app for the tour via a secure promo code, then take the tour whenever it suits you best.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$8.38
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What are Palazzo Vecchio hours of operation?
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Palazzo Vecchio hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 7pm. Closed on Easter, Dec 25 and Aug 15. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Palazzo Vecchio tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palazzo Vecchio can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palazzo Vecchio 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palazzo Vecchio costs USD 26.22. Guided Palazzo Vecchio tours start around USD 26.22 per person.