- Palazzo Vecchio
- Michelozzo's Courtyard
- Salone dei Cinquecento
- Apartments of Eleonora Toledo
- Tower by Arnolfo di Cambio
DescriptionEnjoy a private tour of Palazzo Vecchio and Torre Arnolfo, and discover its unique history and secrets.
Although right in the heart of Florence, Palazzo Vecchio is built in the style of a typical country castle, as it was the dominant style in the 13th-14th century Florentine civil construction of palaces used for important public offices.
Begun in the late 13th century as the workplace of the Priori and the Gonfaloniere di Giustizia, Palazzo Vecchio was enlarged over the following centuries to suit its many purposes, as the Medici's private apartments, or house of the Parlament when Florence was shortly named the capital of Italy.
With our tour, you can relive all this, especially the tumultuous medieval and early renaissance events and the self-celebrations of power of the Medici period. Our certified guide will take you by the hand through majestic rooms - like the Salone dei Cinquecento - with its frescoes and statues, and other more intimate, cozy ones, such as the Quarters of Eleonora di Toledo, the beautiful Spanish wife of Cosimo I.
For those who want to end the tour in 'beauty', we suggest following our guide to the gallery of Palazzo Vecchio and, why not, climb the stone steps that take you up to the top of the Torre di Arnolfo where, from its 95 metres, you can admire a breathtaking view over the whole of Florence.
- - Reserved entrance at Palazzo Vecchio & Tower
- - 2 hours private tour of Palazzo Vecchio