Guided tour

Palazzo Vecchio: Tour

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Palazzo Vecchio: Tour

From £39.88 per person

Find out all the secrets of the Palazzo Vecchio and marvel at its collection of Renaissance art with an expert guide. Skip the ticket line and explore the former home of the renowned Medici family.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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  • Join a guided tour for an in-depth look at the iconic Palazzo Vecchio
  • Avoid the ticket line and head straight inside with your expert guide
  • Explore the palace's chambers and passages and see statues by Donatello and more
  • Discover the extensive influence of the Medici family during the Renaissance era
  • Marvel at the Salone dei Cinquecento and learn about a secret Da Vinci fresco
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Take a journey through Renaissance history and art on a guided tour of the Palazzo Vecchio. Save time on waiting in the ticket line and enjoy more time to appreciate the many treasures inside. 

Meet your expert guide outside the palace to start your tour of this medieval building. Skip the ticket line, then explore the palace's ornate rooms and renowned collection of Renaissance artworks. 

Marvel at the high decorated ceilings and the stunning frescoes in the Hall of the Five Hundred. Admire impressive Renaissance statues by Donatello and Michelangelo and visit a hall filled with ancient maps. 

As you wander through the extensive apartments and halls, learn about the power and influence of the famous Medici family. Discover private rooms, hear about the palace’s history, and find out what everyday life there was like. 

Also listen to stories and myths from the Renaissance period, including the tale of a secret fresco by Leonardo da Vinci in the palace's Salone dei Cinquecento.

  • Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio guided tour
  • Access to Palazzo Vecchio
  • Access to Salone dei Cinquecento
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      At the Horse statue of Cosimo I in Signoria Square

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      • Passport or ID card
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      4.9 /5

      based on 75 reviews

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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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      19 June 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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      25 September 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.

      18 July 2020

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