Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles • Government Buildings
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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
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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.
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Petzenburg
Germany3 contributions
Mar 2023
An absolute must when visiting Florence: the building is fantastic, you learn a lot about the Medici Family and the various inhabitants of the palace. No waiting time for us when visiting in March 2023 and no crowds inside because the whole building is spacious and you can take your time when visiting. Didn‘t pay for the audio guide but is probably worth getting if you want to learn even more about the palazzo (although the descriptions in every room were good, in English an Italian). Spent two hours and were absolutely stunned. The tower can be visited at an extra cost of 17 Euros. After the hustle of the piazza della signora outside and other museums in Firenze, this was relaxing and highly interesting and told you more about the Medici Family than any other place we visited.
Written 24 March 2023
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JORGE L
3 contributions
Dec 2022
Worth it climbing the stairs. Had very nice views from the tower. A must do activity while in Florence.
Written 7 March 2023
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,041 contributions
Aug 2022
The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) was built in the early 14th century.
The palace is also known as the Palazzo della Signoria or the Palazzo del Popolo and was the main governmental building of the city of Florence for hundreds of years.
It is now a museum.
Written 16 February 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
Dec 2022
Now when it comes to city halls, this is pretty unique and iconic! It looks like a castle on the outside and going inside, the experience just gets better!

During our visit, there were players playing their instruments inside. Could be a Christmas concert or something, but I'm glad that the place is pretty much alive even during the evening.

Outside of the entrance, there is a collection of statues which are totally beautiful. Totally worth looking at!
Written 15 January 2023
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Wilbur61
Dunedin, New Zealand35 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Very expensive to enter this attraction and you need to pay extra to go into the basement and extra again to climb the tower.
It is overall a small attraction.
The staff were very rude and made the stay unpleasant. We were at the end and realised we had missed a sub room in the last large area. We were at the exit of the last large area and turned around to go to the missed sub room room, but we were told we were not allowed to turn around and visit the the room, despite it being 10 m away from us. Apparently there was an order that we must see the rooms, despite no signs saying this and no staff directing people in any order, everyone was going randomly into rooms. We were told we would have to buy a new ticket and start again to see the next room.
Written 9 January 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel38,441 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a lovely palace to admire from the outside, especially its tower.
There's no need to enter, as its interior is underwhelming.
Written 17 December 2022
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Nancy S
7 contributions
Sep 2022
Enjoyed learning more about the history of Florence, from a local… Would suggest doing some research on the Medici’s before your trip, as their footprint is everywhere in Florence. Even just watching the Medici series will give you a little background.
Written 11 November 2022
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,710 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
This is the historical government palace of the old Republic. It is a museum and city hall now. Very interesting and lots of painting and sculptures.
Written 1 November 2022
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,667 contributions
Sep 2022
You can see a good deal of the place without paying for tickets. The Palazzo Vecchio, which anchors the piazza, played an important role in the history of Florence and its governance. You can walk through part of the lower level to see a courtyard and some very interesting architecture and nice sculptures without ever paying an admission fee. If you want a more in-depth look or to go up higher than the lower level, then admission is required.
Written 14 October 2022
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BaruchBarryPinnick
Ma'ale Adummim, Israel207 contributions
Sep 2022
We had booked a Secret Passage guided tour and it was excellent. The guide STEFANO was great: he interacted well with the small group and made the whole experience most interesting. Many of the "secret areas" of the Palazzo are not accessible except through special tours such as this.
The Palazzo as a whole is no less interesting. Still functioning as the Florence town hall, it is set up as a very good museum. The artwork is magnificent.
Take your time here and have a good look at the many rooms, halls and other areas open to the public.
Written 4 October 2022
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Palazzo Vecchio is open:
  • Thu - Thu 09:00 - 14:00
  • Fri - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
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