Guided Tour of the Vecchio Palace & View of the City Walls at Sunset – Florence

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Highlights

  • Visit of the private apartments of the Medici family

  • Discover the Vecchio Palace, a true Renaissance museum

  • The panoramic views of the city at sunset

Essential info*

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Duration 1 hr 30 mins

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English

Starting time 6:30 PM

Departure point/location

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Description

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance, the true heart of the Medici family history!

Accompanied by your guide, discover the Vecchio Palace, one of the symbols of the city of Florence. This fortress-palace was built in the middle-ages and today still retains its original architecture and fortress dating back to the 14th century.

The palace was the residence of the Medici family. Your guide will tell you all about its history. Tour the family’s private apartments, where the greatest artists of the period worked and added their own personal touches to the site. Admire a number of art pieces made by artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, Ghrilandaio and Bronzino to name only a few.

These apartments have become a unique museum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets and legends of the powerful family as you wander throughout the palace.

Continue your visit with a tour of the interior courtyard, created by Michelozzo, a Renaissance architect and sculptor and the Hall of Five Hundred, one of the largest rooms in the palace. A symbol of the power of the Medici family, it also symbolizes the importance of the Florentine Republic. You will then tour the private apartments of Eleanora de Toledo and Cosimo de Medici.

Climb up to the building’s summit to admire the ancient ramparts. Enjoy the views of the city below and admire from close-up the Arnolfo Tower, known as the 2nd highest view-point of the city after the Brunelleschi Dome with its 95-meter height. Take a pause and enjoy a magnificent sunset. For those courageous enough, climb all the way to the top of the tower.

After the visit, you may choose from the following two options: an aperitif or dinner (supplement).

Options

When booking, you will be asked to choose from the following options: 

  • An aperitif after the tour
  • Dinner after the tour

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: Available Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from April to September
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to book this activity
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Informative commentary from your guide
  • Admission to the Vecchio Palace
  • Headphones if needed
  • The dinner or aperitif option if selected during booking

Not included

  • Return transport to and from the meeting point
  • Tips
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Excellent moment, guide tres interressant et passionné
    regine B.
    Sep 10, 2018

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