Guided tour

Palazzo Vecchio: Tour

Palazzo Vecchio: Tour

From $39.98 per person

Explore the Palazzo Vecchio on a guided tour. Skip the ticket line to enter the palace that was home to the Medici family and learn about the secrets behind this famous monument.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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  • Palazzo Vecchio guided tour
  • Access to Palazzo Vecchio
  • Access to Salone dei Cinquecento
  • Live tour guide
    • Join a guided tour of the iconic Palazzo Vecchio
    • Marvel at the imposing Salone dei Cinquecento
    • Discover the influence of the Medici family during the Renaissance era
    • Explore the various chambers and passages of the palace
    • Learn about the secret fresco by Leonardo da Vinci
    Full description
    Join a tour to discover the must-see Palazzo Vecchio. This famous medieval castle is filled with history, and houses an incredible collection of Renaissance artworks. Meet your guide outside the palace to start your tour and skip the ticket line to enter. Admire the high decorated ceilings and the stunning frescoes in the Hall of the Five Hundred. See impressive Renaissance statues by Donatello and Michelangelo and visit a hall filled with ancient maps. Discover private rooms as you learn about the power and influence of the Medici family. Wander through the extensive apartments and halls with a knowledgeable guide, as you learn about the palace’s history and everyday life there. Listen to stories and myths from the Renaissance period, told by your expert guide.

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    Meeting point

    At the Horse statue of Cosimo I in Signoria Square

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Passport or ID card for children

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 122 reviews

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    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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    September 25, 2020

    Die Tour war ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis, nach dem man die Dan Brown Bücher gelesen hatte. Der Saal der 500 war das Highlight der Tour. Unser Guide, der Leonardo, hatte ein solides Fachwissen und hat uns die Geschichte des Palazzo begeistert nahe gebracht. Die Tour war sehr interessant und hat auch Spaß gemacht. Sehr empfehlenswert.

    July 18, 2020


    Excellent guide, knowledgeable and very good English

    September 23, 2019

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