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Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
055-276-8465
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Private Tour
$114*
and up
Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour
94%
Ranked #16 of 213 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat...
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Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the Signoria, the fathers of the city's republican government.
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence and has been the symbol of local Government. This Fortress like structure now serves mainly as a museum but unfortunately because of time constraint, we did not get a chance to take a tour of the inside - will leave this to the next trip. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria... More 

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I pre-booked tickets for a timed access on a Saturday morning but it wasn't a problem despite being a holiday weekend. Easy to collect tickets at the Information Desk in the ticket office plus the tablet guide. The €26.50 ticket included the Palazzo; the Arnolfo Tower, the Museo and the tablet. The Palazzo is a huge museum of its Florentine... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I had been to Florence 4 times before, but visiting this interesting museum just became mandatory again after reading the book "Inferno." A whole section of the book takes place here. Extremely interesting, and not as crowded as other Florence sights.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

It's like the center of town and everything. Down each street that leads off the Piazza is plenty of places to eat and shop for little gifts to bring home. Just beware of pick pockets.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

One of the best romantic point of wiew of this beautiful city!!! Lungarno and the houses appear on it give a magnificent point of wiew. I love Florence and I love this place!!

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Make sure you have a guidebook with you, or a guide. The "Room of 500" is fabulous. We did the "Secret Passageways" tour and enjoyed it very much as it takes you up into the rafters to see how the ceiling paintings were hung.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On the top of the tower you can see the whole city and the valley. The Duomo is so close like you gonna touch it. You are climbing a lot but it's worthy! The museum is so colourful and you must see the fresks and the ceiling if the Hall of Lilies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited here in early October 2013. The entry is covered with a Florence card to the museum and tower. We had read about the secret passages tour which we booked on line in advance as soon as the times became available for booking. As the numbers on this tour are limited, you have to book in advance or you... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We bought the Firena Pass (recommended), so it was an easy decision to visit here. Siimilar in nature to the Doge's Palace in Venice, but not quite as ornate. More of a focus on artwork, which was outstanding. We climbed a few steps up the tower and marveled at the beauty of Florence, esp the Grand Duomo. Worth a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Enjoyed this visit- some interesting paintings and good views from the windows. It is much less crowded than the Uffizi so you can take your time going round and actually study the paintings.Worth a visit

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