Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Entrance Ticket & Audioguide
- Skip the line
- Valid: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
Palazzo Vecchio is one of Florence's premier museums, where you can explore many different layers of Italian history since Roman times.
Although only accessible from underground - the Palazzo was built directly on top of it - the ruins of a Roman theater testify to this building's age.
At 95 meters tall, this tower is the definitive symbol of Florence and absolutely the best place to take your pictures of the city's charming buildings.
There's more to the fortress than the Tower. Construction of the fortress began in 1299 under Arnolfo di Cambio. Today its battlements and sturdy stone structure symbolize political potence from times gone by.
This was built as the grandest room - originally intended to serve as the seat of the Great Council. Now it serves as the centerpiece for anyone's visit.
The maze of chambers with artwork and decorated ceilings by Michelangelo, among other prominent Renaissance artists, is not to be missed - you won't have seen anything like it quite on this scale!
If rain is in the forecast, access to the Tower of Palazzo Vecchio will be suspended for safety reasons.
Winter opening times for the tower are limited compared to summer (or high season), so if you're visiting between October and March, make sure to get there early in the day.
The way to the top of the tower is 418 steps, so don't attempt to climb if it may put your health at risk - there is no elevator.
On sunny days - and even when the sun's behind a cloud! - it's important to cover up with sunscreen. And even more so because you're nearly 100 meters closer to the sun!
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As we walked around Florence she shared all.sorts of interesting history with us about the buildings we were seeing. It was fascinating.
Rosa was an excellent guide with unparalleled knowledge. She established a good rapport and carried over information well.
Our guide was personable and knowledgeable and gave an interesting overview of the Medicis in Florence. Thanks again.
Good experience. The guide allows to take some pictures and spend time in the point of interest
Very beautiful experince!A lot of wonderful history.