Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksCastlesGovernment Buildings
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 14:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
About
The medieval town hall in Piazza della Signoria is a symbol of civil power and home to iconic art frescoes, secret tunnels, and Roman ruins.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from €25.00
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Top ways to experience Palazzo Vecchio
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Center
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Philip P
    Herentals, Belgium1,415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just magnificent
    We had a guided tour, which was excellent - while of course focussing especially and the guided's favourite works. The building as well as the pieces of art were stunning. A guide is highly recommended to find a logical path/way.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 September 2023
  • L_K1509
    London, United Kingdom1,604 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    More steps, but who’s counting?
    Anyone else noticed how many steps there are to visit places in Florence?? So there are lots of steps to start the tour on the first floor and it keeps going up. The building is now used as a civic hall, in fact there was a meeting going on in the great hall when we visited. The great hall is by far the most beautiful room to visit at the former palace. The hall is stunning in detail and artwork, here is the only real option to sit and take in your surroundings. Throughout the rest of the building the main thing to see is the ceilings. They are full of details, there is also some furniture on display. Other than this the rooms are quite sparse. There are hardly anywhere to sit as you make your way round. Whole visit should take 1 1/2 hours. 12.50€ to get in for an adult
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Ken T
    Glen Oaks, New York902 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A way back into the renaissance area
    Palazzo Vecchio was wonderful place to tour. Lots of amazing paintings, sculptures, gold ceilings and more. It takes you back into the renaissance era. Spent several hours and enjoyed it all.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
  • RelaxedAdventures
    Sydney, Australia19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intimidating on the outside, stunning on the inside
    I had never seen pictures of the inside of the Palazzo Vecchio so I had no idea what was in store for me when I visited and almost didn't go! It was absolutely stunning inside - the upstairs rooms have ceilings covered in masterpieces, with each room seemingly more beautiful than the last. Well worth a visit. Lots of stairs so just take your time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Lígia Rocha Camarão
    Lisbon, Portugal8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best places to visit in Florence
    Very good museum/palazzo! That Room of the Five Hundred alone is worth it...it's even more beautiful in person. Well organized museum with good explanations most of the time. Visit the museum/palazzo calmly and appreciate every detail, it's worth it. Also, the price is adequate for the place itself. Just don't count too much on the friendliness of the staff because it doesn't exist. They are rude, arrogant and sometimes even disrespectful. Unfortunately, typical Florentine service.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 December 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,770 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Medici resident!
    We booked our ticket on the spot. There was no queue. The tower tickets weren't available because of the weather. It was raining. We walked through many chambers at the palazzo and admired the arts and the ceiling decorations. It only takes less than an hour to finish the palazzo.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • tosl
    Jersey City, New Jersey878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful palazzo in Florence
    I thought it would be crowded since outside and the courtyard were mobbed, but they did a great job in monitoring the crowds inside - it was not busy at all. Wee-explained in English, this museum is a tour through the power of Florence. Great architecture and history.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 April 2024
  • Mandy S
    Sunbury, United Kingdom298 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inferno inspired visit
    Had to visit this as so prominent in the film Inferno. It is exactly as you expect. The artworks are stunning and view across Florence well worth the entry price. There was hardly any queue, so we didn’t need to pre-book - unusual as most other attractions were oversubscribed!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 May 2024
  • LR
    Hartford, Connecticut34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Palazzo Vecchio!
    A wonderful guided tour inside the Palazzo Vecchio! A definite must on a visit to Florence. It was just under 1 1/2 hours but included so much information about history, the place and the Medici family. Also, included some hidden rooms not open to general public admission.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 May 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles9,380 reviews
Excellent
6,302
Very good
2,497
Average
443
Poor
74
Terrible
64

LR
Hartford, CT34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A wonderful guided tour inside the Palazzo Vecchio! A definite must on a visit to Florence. It was just under 1 1/2 hours but included so much information about history, the place and the Medici family. Also, included some hidden rooms not open to general public admission.
Written 6 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jolie J
Gatineau, Canada327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I climbed Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower first so in comparison the Amolfo tower didn't seem that impressive. It was the easier one to climb though compared to the other two. But not a must if you're doing the two other towers.
Written 2 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mandy S
Sunbury, UK298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Had to visit this as so prominent in the film Inferno. It is exactly as you expect.

The artworks are stunning and view across Florence well worth the entry price.

There was hardly any queue, so we didn’t need to pre-book - unusual as most other attractions were oversubscribed!
Written 2 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lymefan23
Bristol, UK30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I was asked to hand my handbag in to a secure locker even though it was smaller than most leather handbags. 2 security people were rude about this. Nowhere else in Florence insisted on this. The room staff did not know about the history or room & were rude just pointing to boards, or were on their phones or chatting to colleagues. I had to ask a private guide about a painting. A disabled visitor had to argue to use the toilet..even though all disabilities are not visible. The statues were grubby & the whole place needed a clean. If you are short on time..don't bother visiting this palazzo.
Written 21 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marco J
Mexicali, Mexico40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The place is a MUST. Beautiful from top to bottom. Masterpieces are awesome. Got to catch your breath to make it to the top of the tower but, you will get the BEST view in Florence.
Written 9 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gina A
Eastvale3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This palace is spectacular and well-worth the visit. The Medici power and influence is brought to life, as well as the historical political significance of this grand palace. Buy tickets ahead of time online so you can skip the line and be guaranteed a visit.
Written 5 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Coopper29
Guildford, UK612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
this is well worth a visit the ceilings and paintings are out of this world. I would have given it 5 stars, BUT there are no seats in the whole building and on a number of occasions we just wanted to sit and admire the paintings.
Written 5 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tosl
Jersey City, NJ878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I thought it would be crowded since outside and the courtyard were mobbed, but they did a great job in monitoring the crowds inside - it was not busy at all. Wee-explained in English, this museum is a tour through the power of Florence. Great architecture and history.
Written 5 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
The former palace is a really great thing to see. It’s well maintained and you can see the great spot that it occupied in the city. Florence in general is very well maintained and this place is great.
Written 2 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We booked our ticket on the spot. There was no queue. The tower tickets weren't available because of the weather. It was raining.
We walked through many chambers at the palazzo and admired the arts and the ceiling decorations. It only takes less than an hour to finish the palazzo.
Written 24 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 3,281
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

PALAZZO VECCHIO: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €25.49, while a popular guided tour starts around €0.02 per person.




All Florence HotelsFlorence Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Florence
All things to do in Florence
Day Trips in Florence
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire