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Palazzo Vecchio semi-private guided tour

Free cancellation
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Enjoy a guided tour of one of Florence's most iconic buildings in a small group

Discover sumptuous government halls and beautifully decorated private rooms

Relax on the museum's panoramic view terrace and enjoy one of the best views of the city

What to expect

Take advantage of a small-group tour of Palazzo Vecchio, the symbol of Florence and the residence of the Medici family during the Renaissance. Accompanied by a local guide, you will access the palace from the main entrance in Piazza della Signoria without waiting in line.

Palazzo Vecchio was built at the end of 1200 to house the government of the Florentine Republic. In the 16th century, the palace was the residence of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici, and after the unification of Italy, it became the seat of the Parliament when Florence was the capital city of the Kingdom of Italy. Today the palace is the seat of the Municipality of Florence.

Alongside your guide, you will visit the private rooms of the Grand Dukes renovated by Giorgio Vasari. Marvel at the main attraction of the building, the famous Salone dei Cinquecento entirely frescoed by Vasari, and explore the halls and apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonor of Toledo.

The tour ends in the government halls of the ancient Florentine Republic, namely the Sala dei Gigli and the Hall of Geographical Maps. At the end of the visit, you will have the opportunity to relax on the terrace located at the rear of the building and to enjoy one of the best views of the city.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Palazzo Vecchio skip-the-line tickets

Guided tour in a small group

Earphones for groups of more than 6 people


Via dei Castellani 14 (18 red), 50122 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

City Florence Tours office, located a few meters from the main entrance of the Uffizi Gallery.


City Florence Tours

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • This is a semi-private tour: the group size never exceeds 15 people (min 2 people)