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Palazzo Vecchio

Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-8465
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Private Tour
$103*
and up
Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour
94%
Ranked #18 of 407 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Government buildings, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Government buildings, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The iconic Palazzo in Florence. Slightly expensive to visit, but to get a true feel of the history of the city and the scale of the Medici power and wealth all visitors to Florence should pay it a visit.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The frescos and ceilings are truly spectacular. We had an audio tour which was worth the money and brought the place to life. Visit to the foundations was worth doing as was climbing the tower. The opulence of the Medici family has to be seen to be believed.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great views easy climb to See the city great photos oops great view of the Dumo much easier climb then the Bell tower or the Dumo

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the day and tried to get the audioguide only be told it was too late to get one. We were instead offered a tour guide and a "private audience" with the Duke instead for just 2 euro. We took it and were so glad that we did. Not only did we get a personalize explanation of... More 

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lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

very impressive building and according to me as a Lebanese I liked it so much, since Prince Fakher Deen settled on it when he visited Tuscany. Very beautiful building similar to a fortress.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went and saw this museum when we were on a shore excursion. The museum contains some awesome sculpture such as Putto with Dolphin. It also has some excellent paintings and painted ceilings. Loved the navy room with fleur de lys and the map room. We used the audio tape to aid with knowing the history of the residence and understanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We booked a tour with Viator who used Florencetown Tours to see the huge Palazzo Vecchio and environs, actually, we took the Inferno tour based on the Dan Brown book. Even the people who had not read the book were happy to tag along to see all the "must sees" in Palazzo Vecchio, Cosimo's home before the Pitti Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wow,wow,oh my! Magnificent,powerful,riveting experience! Words do not do justice here. Get the headset and do this one right,don't cheap out or you will miss too much!

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Piacenza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A true renaissance princely residence it deserves a visit. you also will realize how, apart from the public rooms, splendid in order to impress ambassadors and visitors and to show power, the princes had to cope with cold winters and rooms hard to warm up. Some of the finest artworks and building techniques of the time are still visible. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We pre booked a guide as advised in the Lonely Planet (only 2 euros per person on top of the entrance fee) Very informative and we got to see some hidden rooms that were not accessible to the public!

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