Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence: Hours, Address, Palazzo Vecchio Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzo Vecchio
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles • Government Buildings
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09:00 - 14:00
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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Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the Signoria, the fathers of the city's republican government.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from €25.00
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Andrew D
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Family
Impressive architecture, quality food, and plenty of shopping! Not to mention the delightful gelato! Took an eye-opening tour of the Palazzo Vecchio as well.
Written 8 August 2022
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Alison
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK8 contributions
Email them direct and book on secret passage tour. Brilliant guide who was informative and engaging involving all participants of the tour. Able to see ‘behind the tourist trail’ and learn amazing facts about how the building has evolved and changed over the years.
Written 19 July 2022
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Anco M
Aberdeen, UK501 contributions
Family
We visited Palazzo Vecchio with the four of us. We could simply have bought tickets and enjoyed a fantastic building. The ceilings and frescoes are amazing, the rooms spectacular and so are the views. What made the experience special, though, was the (English language) tour we booked and enjoyed in the end with only the four of us. The tour guide brought the palace to life, was able to bring history to life, put everything into context and even showed us parts inaccessible to others. Fantastic!
Written 18 July 2022
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Hristijan G
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia843 contributions
Solo
Preposterously overlooked compared to other sites, Palazzo Vecchio is Florence’s most interesting and “authentic” site. Still serving as the seat of the municipality, it j’ai use the republican signoria, as well as the first Medici dukes. It is the most interesting 12-century and onward building.

Tickets are 12,50 for the museum, and additional 12,50 to climb the tower. Tower tickets are limited so if you want to see it, book ahead.

Make sure you do not miss it.
Written 3 July 2022
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Ozan Karahan
Krakow, Poland1,490 contributions
Another cultural and historical heritage of Florence city! This place is one of the must-see points in Florence.
Written 28 June 2022
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Benjamin G
New York City, NY13 contributions
Couples
Tower climb was easy with a great view, they wouldnt let us into museum with tower ticket though, even though it said admission would transfer on the website. Paid 20 more euro for the museum. Definitely some interesting things but wouldnt recommend it without a tour guide. We went alone and felt like we needed and expert there.
Written 22 June 2022
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal916 contributions
Palazzo Vechio is one of the works of art not to be missed in Florence. Located in one of the most beautiful squares in the world, surrounded by wonders of Renaissance art. If the exterior is spectacular, the interior does not disappoint. There are several beautifully decorated rooms. The highlight of the visit is the fabulous hall of the 500. The Vasari frescoes and all the decorations are absolutely incredible.
In addition, you will get to know some details of the history of Florence and its close relationship with the Medici family.
Spectacular.
Do not lose
Written 21 June 2022
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julie b
4 contributions
A large square where you can get lost in the great and wonderful history of the city of Florence always full of people
Written 7 June 2022
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Carlos R
Seville, Spain234 contributions
Very nice place to visit, but the admission ticket is just too expensive – especially when compared to the price of other attractions in Florence.
Written 7 May 2022
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,469 contributions
Couples
Palazzo Vecchio is located in my favorite square in Florence - Piazza della Signoria where the Neptune fountain is. It’s easily recognizable by the Arnolfo tower and the copy of Michelangelo’s David in front of the building. This is the town hall of Florence and, in fact, there was a meeting/event in the Salone dei Cinquecento when we visited. Upon entering you see a lovely courtyard and going further there is a ticket office. You can also buy tickets online. They are timed and limited. The fee for going up the tower is €12,50 and same €12.50 is also to go the the museum of Palazzo Vecchio. The view is beautiful but our favorite part was the museum. Just wow.
Written 18 March 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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Palazzo Vecchio admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €25.94, while a popular guided tour starts around €3.10 per person. See all 175 Palazzo Vecchio tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Palazzo Vecchio can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 175 Palazzo Vecchio tickets and tours on Tripadvisor