Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Entrance Ticket & Audioguide
- Skip the line
- Valid: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
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 2-hour 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.
La visita e tutti i servizi (per esempio audioguida) erano buonissimi. Raccomando a tutti!
Standing majestically over the Florence skyline, the Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most recognized symbols of the city. Built during the Middle Ages, it still preserves the austere architecture of the 14th century, and provides the highest viewpoint in the city from Brunelleschi’s Dome. Enter the elegant courtyard by Michelozzo, and admire the beautiful “Hall of the 500.” See an intimate study of Francesco I de’ Medici, as well as the private apartments of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I de’ Medici. Explore the extravagant boardrooms with their stunning frescoes, paintings, and statues of the greatest Renaissance artists, such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, Ghirlandaio, and Bronzino. Enhance your experience with innovative walking tours on two guided circuits with professional guides, as they bring the city alive with fascinating storytelling and anecdotes. Learn abo...
Great guide and good summary of the Medicis thru the Palazzo Vecchio with a 260 step climb to top with a great sunset. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
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!
Discover Florence’s historic center on this 2.5-hour walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the timeless streets lined with the architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory and discover its hidden gems, all in a single morning! Begin the tour with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery where you will have the unique opportunity to see Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, the David. Then walk towards the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo and get an up-close view of the...
Very good tour taking you along the main highlights (statues/palaces/Dante area) of Florence in 2 hours, ending at the Academia to marvel at the original David statue. Interesting background into the different eras (middle ages/renaissance/baroque) and stories about the Medici family and Florence’s famous artists. Audio system worked very well, allowing to hear the guide while on the move and to get the best view of the highlights. English proficiency was excellent. Very much enjoyed the tour!
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.
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.
Daniela ist eine sehr nette, sehr kompetente Führerin. Können wir jedem nur weiter empfehlen. Neben ihrem großartigem Wissen ist die freundliche Art hervorzuheben, mit der sie auf ihre Kunden eingeht,
Meet your private driver and guide at your hotel for a chauffeured tour of the unparalleled beauty of Florence. Stop first at the Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panoramic views of the city. From here, the tour will continue to the old city centre for a visit to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. A short walk through the historic streets in the heart of Florence will bring you to the famous Piazza Signoria, where you can admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, an immense medieval building that is Florence's town hall. Then, stop by the Loggia del Lanzi, and admire the beautiful sculptures in the outdoor gallery under its impressive and ornate columns. From here we will continue to the famous Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's most important art collections. Here you can admire superb paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, and many more Ital...
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.
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Historically significant and wonderfully preserved. Tip: the home audio guide makes the visit more relaxed, as it is a tablet that you have to carry in your hand. Even if the guide is well done, I found the videos rather annoying as they distract from the halls.
The care is very secure (covid); normal. But it is fast and of high quality. Visit in 2 stages. First the tower, in small groups. Splendid view of the city. Tiring, but worth it. Then the museum: very beautiful pieces
A beautiful place to visit. Interesting details and stories that I wouldn’t know without our guide Giulia.
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.