Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio Tours and Tickets

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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.

  • Open daily 9am - 7pm. Closed on Easter, Dec 25 and Aug 15
  • Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, 50122

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What are people saying about Palazzo Vecchio

Carrie_F, Nov 2023
History comes to life
Our guide, Daniele, is a master storyteller. He truly brought the era of the Medici to life. Daniele was able to answer all our questions and provided great detail. What a way to learn another history of Florence. Grazie Mille Daniele.
Christina_K, Sep 2023
Very Interesting Tour
Very interesting tour. Annette was so informative and really gave life to history and offered interesting insights into features and works within the Palazzo Vecchio.
Nils_L, Nov 2023
It was very nice :)
It was very nice :) we had a great time visting one of Florenz most interesting sights. To get the tickets was also very easy. We had a nice guide.
RICK_S, Sep 2023
Interesting but difficult climb. No gelato!
The Palazzo Vecchio is a fascinating visit. The history here is incredible. The climb to the top was difficult, but worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Where was the gelato?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Palazzo Vecchio hours of operation?
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.
Q:Should I book Palazzo Vecchio tickets in advance?
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.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Palazzo Vecchio 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Palazzo Vecchio costs USD 27.71. Guided Palazzo Vecchio tours start around USD 27.71 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Do you need a ticket for Palazzo Vecchio?
A:Yes, visitors must purchase an admission ticket to enter Palazzo Vecchio. The line at the ticket window can be long, so buy a skip-the-line timed ticket in advance online to avoid waiting. Check the calendar carefully before purchasing tickets since Palazzo Vecchio occasionally closes for official events.
Q:Is there a dress code for Palazzo Vecchio?
A:No, Palazzo Vecchio is a civic building, not a religious site, so there is no dress code. Covering the entire complex takes a bit of walking, so wear comfortable clothing and shoes for your visit. Large bags and backpacks must be checked in at the cloakroom before entering.
Q:Do you need a guide for Palazzo Vecchio?
A:No, visitors can explore Palazzo Vecchio independently with a regular admission ticket. This landmark building is packed with important works of art and has a long history, so a guided visit is the best way to take in the highlights.
Q:What is the best time to visit Palazzo Vecchio?
A:Weekdays are the quietest time to visit Palazzo Vecchio since the museum and tower can get crowded on weekends. Palazzo Vecchio is the seat of Florence’s municipal government, so parts or all of the building occasionally close for official functions; check the website in advance to view the calendar of events.
Q:Is Palazzo Vecchio wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, the two main floors of the building are accessible via the Via dei Gondi entrance, but the mezzanine, archaeological site, battlements, and Arnolfo’s Tower are not accessible to wheelchairs. There are wheelchairs available for free at the museum’s cloakroom.
Q:Is Palazzo Vecchio worth it?
A:Yes, Palazzo Vecchio has been the seat of Florence’s municipal government for almost 700 years. It is one of the most historic buildings in the city, as well as home to masterpieces by Donatella, Bronzino, and Michelangelo. In addition, Arnolfo’s Tower affords some of the best views over the historic center.