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The 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio has been the symbol of this Renaissance capital’s political power for more than seven centuries. With its imposing crenellated roofline and defensive tower, it dominates Piazza della Signoria and is home to the luxurious chambers of the Medici family. Visiting Palazzo Vecchio for a peek into Renaissance Florence is a rite of passage for visitors.

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Open daily 9am - 7pm. Closed on Easter, Dec 25 and Aug 15
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, 50123
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.97
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$96.97
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Best of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia with Duomo

Best of Florence: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line David & Accademia with Duomo

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Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions on a small-group walking tour through Florence. Begin with skip-the-line access to view Michelangelo's 'David' in the Accademia Gallery, and learn how the House of Medici shaped Florence into a helm of arts and humanities. Then see the lovely exterior of the Duomo, the city's iconic, Gothic-style cathedral, as well as the Baptistery to hear the fascinating origins of the Gates of Paradise. Afterward stroll the local streets, taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
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  • 3 hours
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$77.16
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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Spend a day exploring the Italian cities of Florence and Pisa while in port in Livorno. With private pickup from your cruise, see the iconic Florence Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your ship at the end of the day. Upgrade your ticket to include a 3-hour tour in Florence with a private guide and skip-the-line entry to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$344.45
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$344.45
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Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

Florence Half Day Tour with Uffizi, Michelangelo’s David and Accademia

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Make the most of your time in Florence with this small-group combination tour of up to 17 participants, covering all of the city’s iconic sights in one half day. Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery to marvel at Michelangelo’s 'David'; gaze up in wonder at the great red dome of Florence's Duomo from the outside; and explore the streets of the historic city center with insights from an expert guide. Then, skip another line to end the day with a visit of the immense Uffizi Gallery.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltrarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.25
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Palazzo Vecchio guided experience with entrance ticket
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Palazzo Vecchio guided experience with entrance ticket

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Get a glimpse of Renaissance Florence with this small-group guided tour of the Palazzo Vecchio. With a guide, you'll get the lowdown on the historical home of the powerful Medici family, and find the masterpieces that are hidden around its halls. Listen to commentary that’s packed with historical curiosities, and explore in a group that’s limited to 15 people for an intimate tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.01
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Florence and Pisa Private Tour from Livorno

Florence and Pisa Private Tour from Livorno

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Delve into the heart of beautiful Tuscany, and visit two of the region’s highlight cities, on this seamless shore excursion. Meet your guide at the Livorno Port, and travel via air-conditioned minivan to Florence. As this is a private tour, you’ll explore the city at your own pace: see the Duomo, browse its craft markets, admire the Piazza della Repubblica, and more. Your second stop is Pisa and its UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli, where you’ll encounter the world-famous Leaning Tower.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$917.60
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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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Discover the best of Florence, learn all about the Medici family and their role in shaping the Renaissance, and see the city’s hidden corners, too—this immersive walking tour is designed to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the city. Meet your guide in central Florence, and set off on foot: you’ll see highlights like the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, and Palazzo Vecchio, and will learn the stories behind the sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.12
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Small-Group Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour with Lunch Or

Small-Group Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour with Lunch Or "Gelato"

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Explore the hidden passageways of the Palazzo Vecchio on this small-group tour in Florence. Enjoy the opportunity to visit areas of the museum that have historically not been open to the general public, such as medieval stairways and narrow passageways behind hidden doors. Hear about the history of the building and its contents from your local guide. At the conclusion of the tour, head to an historic restaurant int the Medicean district for a traditional Florentine lunch.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$36.50
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$36.50

Private Full-Day Shore Excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno
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Private Full-Day Shore Excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno

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When your cruise ship docks in Livorno, visit two of Tuscany’s most famous cities with this combo shore excursion to Florence and Pisa. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, heading first to Florence for a guided walking tour of the remarkably preserved medieval center and a visit to the famous Accademia Gallery to ogle Michelangelo's ‘David’ and other Renaissance masterpieces. In Pisa, see the Leaning Tower and enjoy several hours of free time to explore the other magnificent monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$604.78
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All Florence City Tour by minivan & walk: Michelangelo Hill, Accademia & Uffizi

All Florence City Tour by minivan & walk: Michelangelo Hill, Accademia & Uffizi

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Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Led by a local guide, discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence. Skip the line at the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces as the Michelangelo’s David and the Birt of Venus by Botticelli. Then, explore the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the stunning Duomo complex. To upgrade your ticket, opt for an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.80
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Florence City Tour, Skip-the-line David & Uffizi Gallery - Private Tour
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Florence City Tour, Skip-the-line David & Uffizi Gallery - Private Tour

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Florence is home to some of the world’s most important monuments and museums, but the entry queues can be long. Ideal for visitors short on time, this combo tour includes admission fees plus skip-the-line entry to Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. Follow your guide on a walking tour, discover medieval artworks and priceless statues including David by Michelangelo, and see the best of Florence in one day.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$231.01
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Palazzo Vecchio Private tour with a 5-star guide

Palazzo Vecchio Private tour with a 5-star guide

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More than 700 years old, the Palazzo Vecchio, an ancient castle-palace, has been Florence's town hall, a political prison, and home to the Medici family—as well as playing a starring role in Dan Brown's Inferno novel. Let your own private guide unlock its secret on this to–the-point tour, with entrance tickets included and headsets so you don't miss a thing.
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  • 1 hour
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$82.38
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$82.38
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Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour in Florence

Palazzo Vecchio Guided Tour in Florence

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Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most significant historic buildings in all of Florence. For decades, the palace served as a glamorous backdrop to the daily lives of the most powerful Florentine family, the Medici. Booking Palazzo Vecchio guided tour takes you on a journey through the artistic, political and personal aspects of their lives. Having arrived at the designated meeting point, you will check in with the agency representative and meet your expert guide. You guide will then take you to Palazzo Vecchio which you can enter without delay, only passing a standard security check. Within one hour, you will get to see the most significant halls inside the Palazzo. For instance, the grand hall filled with paintings and sculptures bearing secret messages and hidden information as well as the lavish and gilded rooms of the Medici Apartment. You will even get to peek at the entrance to the secret Vasari corridor and see the legendary Mask of Dante.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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The History of Florence: The Renaissance Era Private Tour
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The History of Florence: The Renaissance Era Private Tour

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour in Florence. With a guide in the lead, you'll have priority access and be able to skip the line at the local museums, which saves valuable vacation time. You can focus on the sights that interest you and your guide will tailor their commentary to your preferences. This tour includes access to a reserved spot at the top of the Duomo for panoramic views of Florence.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.56
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$135.56
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Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line

Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line

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Discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence on this combo walking tour of the medieval city’s most important museums and monuments. Begin with a guided visit to the acclaimed Accademia Gallery, where you can admire artistic icons like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture. Learn about the history of Florence and its most legendary structures and former citizens on a 1.5-hour city walking tour, before enjoying an up-close view of more artistic masterpieces at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery, and after time for lunch.
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  • 5 hours
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$111.57
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Highlights of Florence Treasure Hunt for Kids & Families with Gelato

Highlights of Florence Treasure Hunt for Kids & Families with Gelato

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Families visiting Florence with kids—this is the tour for you! Avoid yawns and boredom by going on a tour that has children’s attention spans in mind. A child-friendly guide keeps the little ones entertained with games, quizzes, and treasure hunts, while you get to enjoy seeing city highlights. The tour covers Santa Croce Square, Palazzo Vecchio, Porcellino Market, Piazza Duomo, Piazza San Lorenzo, and much more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$3.13
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Private All-inclusive Heart of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Private All-inclusive Heart of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

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Dive deep into the historical highlights of Florence on a 4.5-hour private sightseeing tour. Expedited skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery allows you to spend less time waiting around and more time with Michelangelo's "David" and Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus". Ask questions and listen to live commentary as your tour continues in the city center, with pauses at the Duomo Complex, Piazza della Signoria, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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$230.44
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Palazzo Vecchio - Skip the Line Priority Ticket
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Palazzo Vecchio - Skip the Line Priority Ticket

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The ticket will allow you to visit Palazzo Vecchio without long waiting lines. For this attraction you can choose from the following options: - Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palazzo Vecchio Museum - Skip-the-line entrance ticket for the Arnolfo Tower - Combined priority entrance ticket, Museum + Arnolfo Tower. Inside you can visit the Government Rooms of the Republic, the private rooms of the Granducale family, renovated and embellished by the architect and chronicler Giorgio Vasari, who was liked by the Grand Duke. The main attraction of the Palace is the Salone dei 500, entirely frescoed by Giorgio Vasari, as well as the rooms and apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo. Enjoy one of the best views of the city on the terrace located at the rear of the palace and end your visit in the rooms where the ancient Florentine Republic met (Sala dei Gigli, Sala delle Maps Geographical, Hall of the last Chancellor of the Republic).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.07
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Small-Group Guided Uffizi and Accademia Museums + Walking Tour - Skip-the-line

Small-Group Guided Uffizi and Accademia Museums + Walking Tour - Skip-the-line

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Spend a morning in Florence visiting two of the world’s most important museums on a great-value combo tour of the Ufizzi and Accademia galleries. See iconic Renaissance masterpieces from Italy and beyond, including the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Learn about collection highlights from an art historian guide, and enjoy leisure time to explore the museums on your own.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$165.79
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Skip-the-line Florence City Tour with Accademia & David - Private Tour
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Skip-the-line Florence City Tour with Accademia & David - Private Tour

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Visit the most popular museum in Florence without waiting in line for a ticket. This 2.5-hour private walking tour includes admission to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David statue and other works of art. Then stroll the city with your guide and learn more about its Italian Renaissance history. You’ll visit public squares and view landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio and Duomo.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$120.48
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Florence Dome Climb & Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Florence Dome Climb & Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Florence has one of the highest concentrations of important works of art and architecture in the world, and can be overwhelming on a first visit. This private tour is an easy way to get an overview of the city’s highlights on foot with the insight of an art historian guide and the convenience of hotel pick up and skip-the-line tickets to Brunelleschi’s iconic dome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.00
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PRIVATE Walking Tour around Medici Family

PRIVATE Walking Tour around Medici Family

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Discover how the the most powerful family of the Renaissance shaped the Italian art world on this Florence walking tour all about the Medici. Follow in the footsteps of these powerful bankers and art patrons, from political venues like the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti regal residence and the sacred Medici Chapel, designed by Michelangelo. Along the way, learn fascinating trivia about Florence’s history and how it became the artistic capital of Europe.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.23
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Palazzo Vecchio - Private Tour
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Palazzo Vecchio - Private Tour

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Your private guide will accompany you on this visit to the Palazzo Della Signoria built at the end of 1200, became the seat of the Florentine Republic. In 1500 following the political rise of the Medici family, the Palazzo became the residence of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Finally in 1800 following the unity of Italy and in the period of Florence the capital, it also became the seat of Parliament. Inside you can visit the Government Halls and the Granducale family's private rooms renovated and embellished by Giorgio Vasari, as well as the Salone dei 500 (the most important attraction of the building), the halls and apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo, also entirely frescoed by Vasari. At the end of the visit you can enjoy one of the best views of the city on the terrace located at the back of the building. The Palace is also the seat of the Municipality of Florence and from a century to today it is known as Palazzo Vecchio due to its past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$124.09
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What are Palazzo Vecchio hours of operation?
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Palazzo Vecchio hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 7pm. Closed on Easter, Dec 25 and Aug 15. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Palazzo Vecchio tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palazzo Vecchio can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palazzo Vecchio 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palazzo Vecchio costs USD 26.07. Guided Palazzo Vecchio tours start around USD 26.07 per person.