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Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Entrance Ticket & Videoguide

1. Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Entrance Ticket & Videoguide

Palazzo Vecchio is the heart of Florence. Built in 1299 to house the leaders of the medieval city it is the symbol of the city’s history. The golden age of Palazzo Vecchio began when the Medici family decided to turn it into a real palace, making it the family residence. During your visit, you’ll be able to admire the architecture of the palazzo, and its sculptures and paintings, and learn about its rich and complex history over the centuries. Your visit to the Palazzo Vecchio will be enhanced with a multimedia guide in the form of a 7-inch tablet that provides fascinating audio-video narration with images in high definition and spectacular 3D re-creations. Upgrade your experience to include Arnolfo's Tower, and enjoy the fantastic views from the tower's summit. Visit the tower first, then head to the museum 1 hour later.

Palazzo Vecchio: Museum and Tower Guided Private Tour

2. Palazzo Vecchio: Museum and Tower Guided Private Tour

Discover the history and art of the Palazzo Vecchio on this private tour. Meet your guide outside the palace, skip the lines and learn about the many roles of this emblematic building throughout Florence's history. Visit the incredible collection of Renaissance artwork, marvel at the exquisite ceilings in the Hall of the Five Hundred, and explore a hall filled with ancient maps. Travel through time to the end of the 13th century when the palace was built, and then follow its path to becoming the seat of the Florentine Republic, and later the residence of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Tour the Government Halls and the Granducale family's private rooms, renovated by Giorgio Vasari, and explore the apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo. Climb Arnolfo's Tower for panoramic views of Florence.

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What people are saying about Arnolfo's Tower

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,176 reviews

We included the tower which I say is a must do. But be prepared bec it’s 418 steps to top and it was hard. The video guide is confusing because the letters on the screen don’t correspond to a thing on the tour so figuring out what room you were in was hard each time we moved. The map on the guide is just not the best. Even the operators in each room didn’t know what letter we should pick. The doors outside each room could easily have a sign with the letter that matched the guide and that would solve everything. It did not.

Climbing the tower with only 3 other people was great for us. Having such a quiet, relaxing, uncrowded view over Florence was a special experience for us.

Beautiful Cathedral and panoramic view from balcony. Dogo’s Palace visit was also very interesting. Guide Roberta was first class.

This building is mind blowing and stunningly beautiful. Do not miss touring this and learning about the Medici.

Very interesting highly recommended very organized even with the audio guide was a new experience