In the footsteps of Dan Brown Inferno with Palazzo Vecchio Secret Sights Access

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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from$51.84
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Follow Robert Langdon inside Palazzo Vecchio, reliving the atmosphere of the Novel "Inferno" by Dan Brown and the fantastic Movie starring Tom Hanks, whose scenes are set largely in this legendary and mysterious palace
Start your activity with a delicious Florentine lunch in a characteristic and historic restaurant located in the ancient merchant open gallery in the heart of the Medicean district. After lunch, the tour takes place inside Palazzo Vecchio, built in 1299 to be the basis for the Republic of Florence, and then restored by Vasari for the Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici. You will have access to places not normally open to visitors, led by an English-speaking professional guide authorized by the Museum. During this extraordinary tour you will have access to the " Duke of Athens staircase", a secret escape way built in the thickness of the walls of the building and you can discover the magnificence of the “ Salone dei Cinquecento”: here are the huge frescos by Vasari, with the mysterious message " cerca trova" ( Seek and You Shall find) at the top right of the painting. Furthermore you can climb the ancient “ Capriate” (trusses) supporting the roof of the Salone dei Cinquecento and you will can see the original “ death mask of Dante Alighieri”, to move then into the “ Hall of Geographical Maps”, where lies the secret passage used by Langdon to escape from the building: you can enter through that secret step up in the “ Bianca Cappello’s dressing room”, also this opened exclusively for this must-experience. After the guided visit it is possible the acces to the secret " Studiolo of Francesco I".

What’s included

  • Guide
  • Palazzo Vecchio entrance fee
  • Lunch with drinks

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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