Palazzo Vecchio14418 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy, 50122, Florence
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-552768325
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Fountain, Social, Arts, Museums
At the end of the 13th century, Florence’s prominence as a city was rising rapidly; a palace was needed to reflect this and thus this most important landmark came to be – as a palace of the people. Its most striking feature is the 94 metre bell tower, which would ring to announce imminent dangers to the people. Almost fortress like in looks, the Palace hasn’t changed much in appearance since it was built in the 14th century.
Its main highlights are:
- The marvellous and grand frescoes in the interior by Giorgio Vasari.
- A fountain sculpture by Verrocchio of a putti and dolphin.
- The magnificent Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) that was worked upon by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and later redecorated by Giorgio Vasari. The murals depict Vasari’s patron’s (Duke Cosimo) victories in battles with Pisa and Sienna.
- Sala dei Gigli (Lily room) on the second floor with frescoes depicting Roman dignitaries and flowers.
- The many important rooms, all of which have their own important histories, such as the Apartments of the Elements, Terrace of Saturn, The Hercules Room, The Lion House, Chapel of the Signoria, Hall of Geographical Maps, Sala dell'Udienza, and the Room of the Sabines.
- The Mezzanine rooms that contain incredibly important Renaissance and Medieval objects and art, courtesy of Charles Loeser, an American collector.
- Under the palace, there are Roman ruins. Reservations are required to visit these.
You can climb the bell tower for a fee. It has the best panoramic view of Florence possible.
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Palazzo Vecchio Travel Tips
- It’s best to take one of the multiple guided tours.
- Kids under 6 not allowed up the tower.
Entrance Ticket Details For Palazzo Vecchio
- Free for under 18 years.
- EU citizens between 18 and 25, and teachers qualify for reduced prices at half rate.
- EUR 10 for the tower and battlements.
- Museum + Tower: € 14 / € 12 for reduced categories.
Palazzo Vecchio Hours
- May 1, June 2 and 24, August 15: 9am - 2pm
- Friday – Wednesday: 9am – 12am
- Thursdays: 9am - 2pm.
- April 20-21, April 30 (Notte Bianca)
- Friday – Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
- Thursday: 9am-2pm
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- Friday – Wednesday: 9am-7pm.
- Thursday and weekday public holidays: 9am-2pm
April 1 – Sept. 30:
- Friday – Wednesday: 9am-9pm (no admission after 8:30pm).
- Thursdays, 9-2pm (no admission after 1:30pm).
Oct. 1 – March 31:
- Friday – Wednesday: 10am-5pm (no admission after 4:30pm).
- Thursdays: 10am-2pm (no admission after 1:30pm).
How to Reach Palazzo Vecchio
- Bus C2; stop-Condotta
- Buses C1 and C2; stop-Ghibellina - Baiana Viaggi
- Cafe Italiano
- Il Bargello
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63.21% of people who visit Florence include Palazzo Vecchio in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
47.95% of people start their Palazzo Vecchio visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Palazzo Vecchio
70.58% of people prefer walking in order to reach Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio Reviews & Ratings
In one website I found that you are open on 21,22,23,26,27,28,29, and 30. december till midnight ? Is this true ?Answer Report Abuse
Hi Ivan. I suggest you call on 01307110484 to inquire if Palazzo Vecchio is open on your mentioned dates.Report Abuse