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Skip the Line Tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio

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Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Save time as you skip the lines to enter the majestic 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio Museum, a symbol of Renaissance Florence.
  • Explore the courtyards, halls, and lavish apartments that are home to elaborately decorated ceilings and statues.
  • These will offer you a sense of the wealth of Florence’s most powerful family during the height of the Renaissance.
  • A key highlight of your visit will be the vast Salone Dei Cinquecento, painted by Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
  • This room featured heavily in Dan Brown’s film adaptation of the book, Inferno.
  • See Donatello’s famed bronze sculpture of Judith, which represents the assassination of the Assyrian general Holofernes.
  • Admire the over 50 hand-painted maps that decorate cabinet fronts, along with 237 portraits of legends of the Renaissance, inside the Room of Maps.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Museum Ticket
  • Museum Ticket + Audio Guide

English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian & Chinese

  • There is free entry for children under 18 years.
  • Audio guides will be charged for all, including children.
  • Ages under 18yrs go in for free. Students aged 18 to 25yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Skip the Line Guided Tour of Palazzo Vecchio Museum

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2 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Explore the vast courtyards and magnanimous halls filled with art and sculptures of the middle ages with your expert English-speaking guide.
  • Witness the carefully preserved and untouched beauty of architecture from the Renaissance era at your own leisure.
  • Discover the intricately decorated chapels and private apartments of the house of Medici and admire priceless treasures from the past.
  • Walk around the famous and beautiful “Hall of the 500” and delight in an incredible series of art celebrating the greatest Renaissance artists.
  • Catch sight of frescoes, paintings, decorations and statues of the likes of Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, Ghirlandaio, and Bronzino.
  • Please note that from 30 Dec 2021, it is mandatory for every guest to have an FFP2 mask for the entrance to any museum in Italy. Without this mask, you will not be able to participate in the tour.
  • Ages 0-6 go free. Ages 7-18 enjoy reduced ticket pricing(carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Palazzo Vecchio Tickets

The Palazzo Vecchio stands tall as the prime symbol of political power in the city of Florence. Its cultural and architectural prominence rose primarily during the Medici dynasty. Located in the heart of the Piazza del Signoria, this iconic structure serves today as the city’s town hall as well as a museum. Book Palazzo Vecchio tickets and explore the many secrets of this historic structure.

All Your Palazzo Vecchio Tickets & Tour Options

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Skip the Line

Due to its popularity in the city, the Palazzo Vecchio is almost always crowded. If you’re looking for a way to bypass the long waiting lines and save time, it’s best to book Palazzo Vecchio skip the line tickets. With these, you get immediate priority access to the site.

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Guided Tour

The best way to explore the Palazzo Vecchio’s history and significance in-depth is by opting for a guided tour. On a Palazzo Vecchio tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide who will enlighten you with interesting facts and trivia about the landmark.

Palazzo Vecchio Discount Tickets

You can enjoy discounts depending on the Palazzo Vecchio tickets you book. The skip the line tickets provide reduced prices for those between the ages of 18-25, while those under 18 enjoy free entry; children under the age of 6 get free entry with guided tour tickets.

Everything to Know About Palazzo Vecchio

A landmark such as the Palazzo Vecchio perfectly symbolizes Florence’s rich culture. Here’s what to know about its fascinating history and architecture. The first thing you’ll notice is a copy of Michaelangelo’s David in the Piazza outside.

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Palazzo Vecchio’s history dates back to the year 1299. Initially called Palazzo della Signoria, it was constructed to serve as the government seat of the Republic of Florence and was then converted as the state seat under the Medici dynasty where it earned its current name. Its design and architecture was meant to protect the city and its people during times of political unrest and violence. The Palazzo Vecchio was constructed on the ruins of the Uberti family’s palace, who were considered as rebels against Florence.

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One’s first impression of the Palazzo Vecchio is of a dominating fortress. Designed by the Arnolfo di Cambio, this structure represents a cubical shape, with a tall clock tower constructed towards its side. Rusticated stonework was used for the building’s exteriors with two rows of gothic windows. Within the Palazzo Vecchio is Michelozzo’s courtyard, followed by two more, with all three decorated with beautiful frescoes. Within the structure, the most famous attraction is the majestic Hall of the Five Hundred. The second floor comprises several beautifully adorned apartments.

Plan Your Visit

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Getting There
What are Palazzo Vecchio opening hours?

Palazzo Vecchio is open from Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday between 9 AM to 7 PM; Thursdays, between 9 AM to 2 PM.

What is the best time to visit Palazzo Vecchio?

The best time to visit Palazzo Vecchio would be during the early hours of weekdays to avoid maximum crowds. The best time of year would be between October to April as summers tend to get more crowded than other months.

How long should I spend at Palazzo Vecchio?

You can expect to spend about 1.5 hours to completely tour Palazzo Vecchio.

Where is Palazzo Vecchio located?

Palazzo Vecchio is located at Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.
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How do I get to Palazzo Vecchio?

You can simply walk to Palazzo Vecchio from Piazza del Duomo, or take the train, bus to your stop.

Can I take the metro or bus to Palazzo Vecchio?

Yes. If you take the metro, the closest stop is Unita, from where Palazzo Vecchio is at a 15-minute walking distance; if you plan to take the bus, alight at Condotta stop, from where you can reach the site in under 2 minutes.

Is storage facility available at Palazzo Vecchio?

Yes, guests can deposit their coats and bags at the cloakroom at Palazzo Vecchio.

Is Palazzo Vecchio wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Those with reduced mobility can enter through the side entrance at Via dei Gondi. The two primary floors at the Palazzo Vecchio can be reached by wheelchair. Some parts of the mezzanine floor, the Battlements and the Tower cannot be accessed by wheelchair users due to some architectural barriers.

Can I get souvenirs at Palazzo Vecchio?

Yes, a bookshop is available at Palazzo Vecchio where guests can get souvenirs, along with guides, books, postcards, posters and more.

Palazzo Vecchio Tickets FAQs

Is Palazzo Vecchio open to visitors now?

Yes, following a closure due to the pandemic, Palazzo Vecchio is now open to visitors.

What safety measures are available at Palazzo Vecchio?

Guests can prebook their tickets online now. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is to be followed at all times. Hand sanitization stations are also available for public use.

Are Palazzo Vecchio tickets available online now?

Yes, you can now book Palazzo Vecchio tickets online now.

Are discounts available on Palazzo Vecchio tickets?

Yes. Those between 18-25 enjoy reduced pricing, while those under 18 get free entry to Palazzo Vecchio.

Do Palazzo Vecchio tickets include skip the line access?

Yes, Palazzo Vecchio tickets include skip the line access, providing priority entry to guests.

Are guided Palazzo Vecchio tours available?

Yes. It depends on the tickets you book; you can specifically book Palazzo Vecchio guided tours accordingly. You’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking guide throughout your tour.

What is the cancelation policy for Palazzo Vecchio tickets?

It depends on the ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund if canceled within 48 hours, others cannot be canceled, amended or refunded.

What are Palazzo Vecchio opening hours?

Palazzo Vecchio is open from Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday between 9 AM to 7 PM; Thursdays, between 9 AM to 2 PM.

What is the best time to visit Palazzo Vecchio?

The best time to visit would be on weekdays during the early morning slots. The best time of year would be during the off-season, between October to April, since the summer season tends to get quite crowded.

How do I get to Palazzo Vecchio?

You can simply walk to Palazzo Vecchio from Piazza del Duomo, or take a metro or bus to get to the site.

Is Palazzo Vecchio wheelchair accessible?

Yes, wheelchair users can use the entrance on the side, Via dei Gondi. The two primary floors are accessible by wheelchair, while some parts of the mezzanine might not be.