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Palazzo Vecchio Reserved Entry Tickets

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€19
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Flexible Duration
Highlights
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  • 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.
  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Palazzo Vecchio
  • Tip: Don't miss 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'.
  • Bring along your own earphones.
  • Guests with disabilities can enter the museum for free.
  • Access for visitors with mobility issues is via the side entrance in Via dei Gondi.
  • The two main floors of the museum are wheel-chair accessible, but architectural barriers prevent access to the mezzanine floor and to some of the educational activity locations.
  • Visitors must leave all umbrellas, backpacks and large bags in the cloakroom. Wheelchairs & strollers may be borrowed here, free of charge.
  • The lift, which is situated on the ground floor in the Cortile della Dogana, is for the use of visitors with reduced mobility only.
  • Please present your confirmation/voucher and your ID at the Info Point of Palazzo Vecchio.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Palazzo Vecchio Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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€26
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 15 min. - 2 hr.
Highlights
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  • Explore the vast courtyards and magnanimous halls filled with art and sculptures of the Middle Ages with your expert 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.
  • If secrets intrigue you, the optional upgrade is just the thing you'd enjoy. Opt in to uncover exquisite treasures and precious artifacts in hidden rooms of Medici family.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Palazzo Vecchio
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Lunch in a Tuscan restaurant (optional)
  • Expert English or Italian-speaking guide (optional)
  • Tour of the secret passages & rooms (optional)
  • Earphones (optional)

Exclusions

  • Food & Beverages
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Tip: Read up on the Medici Empire, so the trip will be more fun and interesting.
  • Children under the age of 18 years should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The side entrance in Via dei Gondi has been adapted for wheelchair users and disabled visitors.
  • The two main floors of the museum are wheelchair accessible but unfortunately, access to the mezzanine floor and some other locations are not.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tours

Why Take a Palazzo Vecchio Tour?

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  • Historical and Cultural Insights: Gain a deeper understanding of the rich history and cultural significance of Palazzo Vecchio through knowledgeable guides.
  • Expert Commentary: Benefit from expert guides who provide in-depth information, stories, and historical context about the artwork and events associated with Palazzo Vecchio.
  • Time Efficiency: Save time and ensure you don't miss out on important details as guided tours follow well-planned routes, covering the main highlights of the palace.
  • Interactive and Engaging Experience: Engage with multimedia presentations, storytelling, and interactive elements for a more immersive and enjoyable tour.
  • Questions and Personalization: Ask questions and receive personalized commentary, tailored to your interests and allowing for a more customized experience.

Guided Tours V/s Non-Guided Tours

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Guided Tours

  • Accompanied by an expert tour guide who provides insights, historical context, and in-depth information about the attraction.
  • Access to restricted areas or exclusive features that may not be available to regular visitors.
  • Structured itinerary that covers the main highlights, ensuring a comprehensive experience within a limited time.
  • Interactive and engaging elements such as storytelling, multimedia presentations, or audio guides.
  • Personalized commentary and the opportunity to ask questions based on your interests.
  • Time efficiency with a well-planned route, making sure you don't miss important details.
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Highlights Covered on the Palazzo Vecchio Tour

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The Hall of the Five Hundred

The magnificent hall features grand frescoes by Giorgio Vasari, depicting significant events and personalities of Florence's history.

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The Apartments of the Medici Family

Explore the opulent chambers where the powerful Medici family once resided, adorned with exquisite artwork and intricate decorations.

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The Tower of Arnolfo

Climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of Florence's skyline and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.

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The Salone dei Cinquecento

Discover the monumental chamber adorned with stunning artworks, including Michelangelo's famous "Genius of Victory" sculpture.

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The Studiolo of Francesco I de' Medici

Marvel at the intricately crafted private study of Francesco I, featuring remarkable inlaid woodwork and a collection of rare objects.

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The Hall of Geographical Maps

Admire the meticulously detailed maps depicting regions under Florentine rule during the Renaissance, offering insights into the world as known at that time.

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The Chapel of Eleonora

Step into the private chapel of Eleonora di Toledo, adorned with vibrant frescoes by Bronzino, depicting scenes from the life of Christ.

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The Treasury of the Grand Dukes

Explore a collection of precious objects, including jewelry, artifacts, and historical documents associated with the Medici family.

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The Secret Passages

Uncover the hidden passages and secret corridors that were once used by the ruling elite for various purposes, adding an element of mystery to your visit.

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The Sculptures and Artwork

Encounter a diverse range of sculptures and artwork throughout the palace, including works by Donatello, Verrocchio, and other renowned Renaissance artists.

Frequently Asked Questions About Palazzo Vecchio Tours

How much does a Palazzo Vecchio tour cost?

The cost of a Palazzo Vecchio guided tour can vary depending on the type of tour, duration, and any additional services included. Prices typically start from 65 euros per person.

Which is the best Palazzo Vecchio tour?

The best Palazzo Vecchio tour is the "Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Palazzo Vecchio Museum." This tour offers a seamless, time-efficient experience, allowing you to explore the museum's historical and artistic treasures with the expertise of a knowledgeable guide.

Why should I opt for a guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio and what does it include?

Opting for a guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio provides you with expert insights into the history, art, and culture of this historic palace. It typically includes slip-the-line access to the main attractions, expert commentary, and a structured itinerary.

How long does a Palazzo Vecchio guided tour last?

The duration of a Palazzo Vecchio guided tour can vary, but most tours typically last around 2 to 3 hours, giving you a comprehensive overview of the palace.

In what languages are the Palazzo Vecchio guided tours?

Palazzo Vecchio guided tours are available in multiple languages, including English and Italian. The availability of specific languages may vary, so book in advance.

What does the Palazzo Vecchio guided tour cover?

With a guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio, you can typically access the main highlights, including the Hall of the Five Hundred, Medici Apartments, the Tower of Arnolfo, and other significant areas within the palace.

Do the Palazzo Vecchio guided tours include skip-the-line access?

Yes, Palazzo Vecchio guided tours do offer skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass the regular ticket lines and make the most of your visit.

Can I cancel a booked Palazzo Vecchio guided tour?

Cancellation policies for Palazzo Vecchio guided tours may vary, so it's advisable to check the specific terms and conditions at the time of booking.

Are the guided tours suitable for children?

Many Palazzo Vecchio guided tours are suitable for children, but it's essential to check with the tour operator for age restrictions and age-appropriate tours if you are traveling with children.