Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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.
On this private 3-hour tour you will explore the highlights of Florence before entering the Uffizi Gallery with your pre-booked fast-track ticket. To start off the tour you can admire the marvelous Duomo complex with monuments completely covered in polychrome marbles. Explore the Baptistery, Giotto’s Campanile, and Florence Cathedral with the great dome by Brunelleschi. You will proceed on to the imposing and singular stone building of the Church of Orsanmichele in which the wonderful tabernacle of Orcagna, a masterpiece of the Florentine Gothic Art, is located. Then you will reach the lively Mercato della Paglia with the famous "piglet", and discover the spectacular beauty of Piazza della Signoria with the sculptural masterpieces of Loggia dei Lanzi and the imposing Palazzo Vecchio with the crenellated tower of Arnolfo, one of the most famous symbols of the city. The wonderful prospec...
Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence, and visit some of the city's fabled sights. Look at the historic statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi on Piazza della Signoria, and make your way to the Ponte Vecchio, famous for its goldsmith shops. Head to Piazza del Duomo to see the Baptistery, Gates of Paradise, Giotto's Bell Tower and the dome of the cathedral Then, follow in the footsteps of the poet Dante to get a better understanding of life during the Middle Ages. Look inside stunning churches, such as the Duomo and Santa Croce, and get access to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's miraculous David.
Our guide Lucia was amazing! She enthusiastically showed us her city and made its history come to life. We visited the Uffizi & Akademia & loved every bit of it. Her restaurant recommendation (Trattoria Antico Fattore) was splendid!
Join the group at the Accademia gates to start your tour. There will be a maximum of 12 people so it is always an intimate experience. Learn the story of David and its creator Michelangelo. How does the copy replaced in Piazza della Signoria in 1910, still guard over the city of Florence? Challenge your guide about the 16th century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand something of the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici. Enjoy the Accademia Galleries and head to the Duomo. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you see the imposing Cathedral of Florence dominating the skyline. Savour the artistic wo...
We were a group of 3 travelling in January 2020 and lucky enough to be the only ones on this tour. The bonus of travelling in winter and booking small group tours. Chiara was our guide for our tour. She was amazing. Full of stories and interesting facts. She even climbs the Dome with you and tells you about the stories depicted in the paintings.
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital, thanks to engaging storytelling by expert local guides. Discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can find the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Visit the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Next, admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo. Admire the impressive cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Walk along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Then continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia, and the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio...
Alicia, nuestra guía, se desempeñó perfectamente en una visita tanto en italiano como en castellano, pues éramos un público diverso, y se esmeró en compartirnos su amplio conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad respondiendo todas nuestras preguntas.
Join the group at the Basilica Di San Lorenzo and meet your informative and friendly local guide who will take you on a journey of discovery that few tourists ever get to experience. Start with the the Piazza della Signoria near the impressive Palazzo Vecchio where you will learn how the square got its name. A short stroll away you’ll find yourself among the pint-sized jewelry shops as you cross the River Arno via the Ponte Vecchio. Learn how the medieval bridge was intended to be an important city defense. Enjoy the fascinating tale about the bridge’s hidden passageway that was built for the wealthy Cosimo I de Medici. See the inscription by Dante marking the site of the Amidel murder and absorb 2,000 years of history as you visit the Roman Forum, now the Piazza della Repubblica. Learn about the Renaissance awakening of artistic and cultural appreciation in Florence during the 15th ce...
Explore the town hall of Florence on a 2-hour tour of the Palazzo Vecchio Museum. Visit the private apartments of the Medici family and enjoy the atmosphere. Admire the impressive murals that decorate the walls of the Salone dei Cinquecento — the Hall of the Five Hundred — and discover classic art from medieval masters to those of the Renaissance.
We had a wonderful visit guided by Natalia. She has a wealth of knowledge to share and paced and customized the tour to our interests.
Upon meeting with your fun and friendly guide, you will then kickstart the action by taking the priority entrance into the palace, making sure you waste no time waiting in line. The building, built at the end of the year 1200, holds a vast array of icons and items that belong to the Medici family. Inside, you can visit the Halls of the Government of the Republic, the rooms of the Grand Ducal Family, the "Sala dei Gigli", the "Sala delle Mappe Geografiche" and the Sala of the last Chancellor of the Republic". Prepare yourself for the main attraction, the Salone dei 500, entirely frescoed by Giorgio Vasari. After the guided tour you'll have the possibility to return even during the days following the visit, to explore the museum again freely since the entrance ticket does not have an expiration date.
In many places in Florence, you can find traces of the period when Dante lived. In the medieval district, you can glimpse small squares that seem to be suspended in time, nestled between narrow streets and tower-houses. By visiting these unique and magical places you'll really be able to get in touch with the poetic and romantic side of the city. When walking through the tiny streets, you can imagine seeing Dante, the famous poet, writer, and philosopher, standing out in the streets or conversing with local people. With your professional guide, you'll discover where Dante lived and studied as well as learning about the history and culture of Florence. You will also visit Santa Margherita de’ Cerchi Church, known as the Dante and Beatrice Church, where it seems that the poet met his great love and muse. There, you can leave your love letters in a special basket. You can also stop and sm...
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A super informative and entertaining tour, led by Victoria in a dedicated and varied manner, who not only brought us closer to the main highlights of the Uffizi in a very lively manner, but also gave us a wide range of political and historical information, that's what a great tour should be.
This was a really nice experience. Our tourguide explained the history of the palace really well and we enjoyed the tour a lot. Really cool to go through all the secret pathways. Really adds value to the visit.
We had a guide named Martina and she was very good and very competent. We went through all the beautiful rooms and så the magneficient pictures. We got the story of the Uffizies and how the came to Florence.
Nice to be able to go straight to ticket booth without queuing. Guide was excellent. Palazzo fabulous.
Fabulous tour! Chiara was so knowledgeable and friendly. Strong recommend.