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    Palazzo Vecchio Tours, Florence

Palazzo Vecchio Tours, Florence

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A visit to the Palazzo Vecchio is a must on any trip to Florence and is especially great for families with children. Choose from one of three interactive palace tours!

Overview

The Palazzo Vecchio is one of Florence's most famous buildings. Its clock tower is dramatically silhouetted against the sky as a symbol of the power of the Florentine Republic first, and the domination of the ruling Medici family in later centuries. More than 700 years after it was built, it still serves as Florence's City Hall.

A visit to the Palazzo Vecchio is a must for any trip to Florence. Choose from one of our three interactive palace tours:

  • Guided Tour
    This guided tour gives you an overview of the Palazzo Vecchio's architecture, sculptures and paintings. The building has undergone many alterations, expansions and reconstructions over the centuries, resulting in the final 'appearance' it has today.

  • Secret Itineraries
    Looking for intrigue and mystery? This tour takes you through secret staircases, hidden rooms and into the roof trusses of the palace's attic. A visit to the tiny Studiolo of Francesco I where he carried out alchemical experiments to turn base metals into gold is a special treat.

  • Painting a Fresco Workshop
    Not a museum type? This workshop teaches you how to make your own fresco. Roll up your sleeves and start working on your next masterpiece in the midst of some of Florence's most famous fresco paintings, and then explore the palace to compare your work with the masters.

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Pricing

Guided Tour
Price $27.00 per person
Children (under 18) $7.00 per person
Young Adult (18-25) $21.00 per person
Secret Itineraries
Price $27.00 per person
Children (under 18) $8.00 per person
Young Adult (18-25) $21.00 per person
Painting a Fresco Workshop
Price $27.00 per person
Children (under 18) $7.00 per person
Young Adult (18-25) $24.00 per person

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Additional Information

You must be at the museum 15 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to redeem your tickets [30 minutes on Sunday]. Each tour is approximately 60-75 minutes and is conducted by an official Palazzo Vecchio guide in English.

Children under the age of 8 are not allowed to participate in the Painting a Fresco Workshop.

The Palazzo Vecchio tours are not wheelchair accessible, though the building itself is wheelchair accessible.

The Palazzo Vecchio provides several tour times per day. For a full list of tour times, enter your date on the calendar.

You are allowed to stay in the museum as long as you would like after your tour. You should plan for approximately 90 minutes for your visit, which includes a 75 minute tour.

To participate in a guided tour at the Palazzo Vecchio, you must make reservations. You can visit the palace without reservations, but you will have to wait in line and you will only be allowed to see the palace's monumental rooms. Other areas of the palace are limited to tour access only.

Occasionally tours are canceled or visits times are rescheduled as the Palazzo Vecchio is still a functioning civic government building. In the event a tour is canceled or the visit time rescheduled, you will be notified. Please indicate your flexibility with the time in your order notes when checking out.

Reservation requests for this museum generally can be confirmed in two business days. If you place your order on Friday, confirmation will not be available until Tuesday.

The Palazzo Vecchio is located near the Galleria degli Uffizi and is only a 5 minute walk from the Duomo and and the Pitti Palace, and a 15 minute walk from the Galleria dell'Accademia.

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Loved the tours. Did the Hidden Chambers - Lo Studiolo di Frencesco Primo - and, Fresco Painting. Good Guide for hidden Chambers, Excellent Guide for fresco painting, really good with adults and children, a genuinely nice man. Highly recommend.

One of my favorite tours from my entire trip to Italy. Our guide (can't remember her name, lovely girl) was very knowledgeable about the palazzo, explaining lots of its history and trivia in several rooms throughout. There were just 6 people in our group, so we were able to ask lots of questions, not only about the palazzo but of Florence, past and present, as well. Best part, too, was when our guide led us through a secret passage at the end of the tour, very exclusive!

Our tour of the Palazzo Vecchio was the perfect way to experience it! We would never have known the history of the place if it weren't for our extremely knowledgable tour guide. We were so happy that we had booked this tour!

Great tour with an English speaking guide. He was professional and well informed. Fun, too!

Really enjoyed the small group tour of the secret passages and rooms of the Palazzo Vecchio. Amazing stories and ability to see those areas not open to the public. So glad I took the chance to experience such an insightful and unique tour.

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