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Let yourself be guided to discover the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio which was the residence of the Medici family and for centuries the symbol of political power in Florence.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThe Palace overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and important squares in Florence hosting the Neptune fountain and the Loggia dei Lanzi, under which you can admire, among others, Benvenuto Cellini's Perseus and the Rape of the Sabine di Gianbologna.Based on a project developed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1299, Palazzo Vecchio was the political seat of the Florentine Republic before being transformed by Giorgio Vasari into a magnificent palace for the Medici's grand-ducal family. The interiors are elegant, with the splendid gold ceiling of the "Salone del Cinquecento" and the monumental quarters embellished with statues of Donatello and Michelangelo and frescoes by Salviati and Ghirlandaio. See the rooms dedicated to Pope Leo X of the Medici family, the famous Sala degli Elementi, and the Eleonora di Toledo apartment.Discover the private study of Francesco I de Medici, a refined collector: a treasure chest full of paintings and small bronze statues that celebrate the affinity between art and nature. At the end of the tour, our enthusiastic certified guide will take you to the top of the Arnolfo tower, 95 meters high, from where you can enjoy one of the most panoramic and spectacular views of the city!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesLocation: Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany

What's included

  • Single-language tour conducted by Tourist Certified Guides
  • Set of earphones to clearly follow the explanations of the guide
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Vecchio

What's not included

  • Gratuities