Palazzo Vecchio guided tour with view from the top at sunset
Museums

Palazzo Vecchio guided tour with view from the top at sunset

Language: English
Availability: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover the impressive Salone dei Cinquecento with a guide
  • Marvel at masterpieces by the greatest Renaissance artists
  • Enjoy the spectacular skyline of Florence at sunset from Arnolfo’s Tower
What to expect

Join this guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio, one of the most recognized symbols of the city standing majestically on Florence's skyline. The greatest artists of the Renaissance worked in the sumptuous halls and private apartments of the former residence of the House of Medici. Retrace the history of the Renaissance and marvel at its wonders, but also discover the secrets and tales behind the powerful royal family.

Built during the Middle Ages, the palace still preserves the austere architecture of the 14th century, with its crenelated top that surrounds the imposing Arnolfo’s Tower, the highest viewpoint of the city after Brunelleschi’s Dome. The interiors of the building, beautifully renovated when the palace became the residence of the Medicis, are instead typically Renaissance and hold priceless treasures and works of art.

The elegant courtyard by Michelozzo welcomes you at the beginning of the visit and introduces you to the famous and beautiful Hall of the Five Hundred, the charming and intimate study of Francesco I de’ Medici, the beautiful private apartments of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I de’ Medici and the sumptuous and stunning boardrooms. Enjoy total immersion in an incredible series of frescoes, paintings, decorations and statues by Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Vasari and many others.

After this incredible full immersion in Renaissance art, follow your guide along the ancient "battlemented patrol path" at the top of the building for an original tour of the city from a height of 40 meters! Keep the spectacular sight of the monuments of Florence at sunset as one of the best memories of your stay! The most enterprising and tireless of you will continue the climb up to the top of the 95-meter Arnolfo’s Tower and end the tour with a stunning view of the city and its hills.

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What's included
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to Palazzo Vecchio
  • Access to the patrol path and Arnolfo’s Tower
  • Spectacular view of Florence at sunset
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 people
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-6): free
Where

Piazza della Signoria 10, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the Gucci Cafè in Signoria Square. An assistant will be waiting for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line logos.

What to remember
  • Please note that a minimum of participants applies. Cancellation after confirmation is possible if the minimum number isn't reached. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered another date or an alternative tour or full refund
  • Despite reservations, during periods of increased inflow of visitors admission to the museums may be subject to delays due to security reasons
  • Access to the Tower is not allowed for children under 6 years old. Children up to 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended. Access to places of worship requires suitable clothing: shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses are not allowed
  • Please note that in case of rain, access to the Tower is suspended
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When
  • On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm
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Provider
Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Florence
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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