What Will I See?
Our Gray Line Florence guided tour of the majestic Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio from 1298 to 1314, will bring you inside the former house of Medici. The 14th century palace is one of the highlights of the Florence's Italian Renaissance legacy. Roam the regal halls and take in its decorative treasures. Climb Arnolfo's Tower to view the breathtaking Florentine skyline at sunset and delight in the courtyard created by Michelozzo with its fountain, statues and frescoes.
What Will I Do?
Our expert guide will accompany you around the Palazzo Vecchio, an Italian Renaissance masterpiece created by Arnolfo di Cambio, which has become of the foremost symbols of Florence. The grand palace was home to the Medici family and the interior showcases the best of Italian Renassaince masterworks, featuring frescoes, paintings, decorations and statues from the Italian masters such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, Ghirlandaio and Bronzino. The halls of the building are a veritable museum. Feel free to explore the renowned "Hall of the 500," Francesco I de' Medici's personal study and the exquisite private quarters of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I de' Medici. The palace surrounds a courtyard designed by Michelozzo, which displays frescoes painted by Giorgio Vasari in 1565, ornate columns and stunning sculptures by Battista del Tadda and Andrea del Verrocchio. The tour is concludes with a sunset walk around the top of the palace on the historic "battlemented patrol path," which provides a breathtaking outlook over the city of Florence at such a beautiful time of day. The pinnacle of Arnolfo's Tower, 95 meters high, with its crenellated crest, offers unparalleled landscape photography opportunities, with less people around to interrupt your shots. To cap off the visit to the Palazzo Vecchio, our guide will bring you to one of Florence's signature restaurants where you can marvel at the Piazza Signoria, one of the city's most revered squares.
Why Should I Go?
Our guided visit to the wondrous Palazzo Vecchio is a unique opportunity to view the luxury of Florentine Renaissance life from the inside. The home of Medici, today the seat of the city government, houses a treasure trove of Renaissance relics as well as insight into the history of Florence and the illustrious figures who once roamed the halls of this spectacular building. From the top of the palace, the incomparable views of the city below provide a picture-perfect portrait of the quintessential Renaissance city.
• Check-in and Meeting Point:
Check-in Time: 06:15 pm in front of the Gucci Cafè, at n.10, Signoria Square. Our Assistant waits for you with a yellow jacket and sign
No penalty for cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of the schedule departure time. Less than 48 hours and in case of no show, 100% of penalty