Museo di Palazzo Vecchio
Museo di Palazzo Vecchio
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, has been the symbol of the civic power of Florence for over seven centuries. Among the works of art safeguarded in the museum: the Cortile di Michelozzo; Michelangelo’s celebrated Victory in the Salone dei Cinquecento; Donatello’s Judith in the Sala dei Gigli; the private rooms of the Medici court and among these the marvellous Cappella di Eleonora, the chapel with paintings by Agnolo Bronzino.
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Rustavi, Georgia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The Palace where Medici Dinasty started rule beutiful and important city of Medieval Tuscany. I was shoked to feel athmoaphere in every hall of palace, to see magnificant ceilings painted by absolutely incredible frescoes and touch the moments from past... I recommend everyone to reach the tower of Palazzo Vecchio, wich gives you opportunity to see great panorama of city, Piazza di Segnioria and very many historical places... After month I am still under impressions. I felt in love with Firenze from the first sight 🥰
Written March 7, 2020
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Exploring Chris
Calgary, Canada252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I'm not sure if most people just view the Palazzo Vecchio from the Piazza outside (like I did on my fist few visits), but taking a tour of the palace/museum is well worth the time and money spent on admission. We used a free audio guide we had downloaded beforehand. Between this and the information displayed, there was plenty of details to explain the history and art in every room. The hall of 500 is one of the most impressive rooms in all of Europe and is worth the visit alone. There is a lot of history and lot to view in this large palace, so I would suggest blocking out a large portion of the day so as not to be rushed. Tickets were limited with timed entry during our visit so it is advisable to pre-purchase online or buy on site a few days before if passing by.
Written February 6, 2022
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We went by this place on way to Uffzi and didn't think much of it. Luca the next day March 8th showed us the place and explained the Medici built this and the Gallery which goes from here to Petit Palace over the Pointe Vechho bridge for his wedding. His wife was from Austria and the inside as murals of her home area as a welcoming. Without Luca's explanation we would not know any of this.
Written April 8, 2020
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Chooster68
New York17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
My review is for the museum. The spacious courtyard is free and open to the public. I went on a Sunday when admission for locals was free and prepaid reservations were not possible. I was glad I got there early because a line had formed behind me by 9:00. There is a WC and lockers to the right of the ticket office. You are required to check your bag.

I am an enthusiastic museum geek but I found the experience to be mediocre. The visit starts in Cosime’s great hall which is filled with frescoes, monumental paintings, and a number of statues including an unfinished Michelangelo. Visitors should linger here a bit because there is a lot to see in this room and the one way route does not bring you back.

Next are the royal apartments. The rooms are sparsely decorated and contain few original furnishings. There are few works of note. Highlights were a Donatello statue and the map room housing a huge globe that looks like it needs a good cleaning.

The visit ends at the mezzanine level containing pieces donated by some wealthy fellow named Loeser. Nothing memorable here.

And that was it for the visit. The whole visit takes barely an hour. Displays are not individually labeled, instead the rooms’ contents are described by stands which were all facing in a direction that forced you to look at the ceiling paintings upside down. How hard is it to get this right?

The museum might be worth visiting if you have a Firenze Pass or if they decide to include tower entry (separate ticket and closed on the day I visited). Otherwise there are better ways to spend €12.50 in Florence.
Written December 5, 2021
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Beth
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Very nice museum, a lot of the rooms are simply for decorational purposes, cabinets and wardrobes ETC. But it is worth the visit to see the replica of the Statue of 'Peace'(the story surrounding this statue is quite fascinating), the 'Eleonora Apartments', which include ceiling decor, depicting woman's achievements throughout myth(a personal favourite of mine), and the 'Elemental Apartments'.
I was pleased with my visit, and felt it was worth the €10; not expensive in comparison to other museums in the area. There was no need to book 'Skip the Line' tickets in my case, as I just walked straight in, however, of you wish to see 'The Tower' it is worth making a reservation in advance, as I was not able to see this part myself due to being fully booked.
The cafe was not open at the time of my visit.
Written September 3, 2022
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Dirk W
Antwerp, Belgium210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We start our visit in the huge Salone dei Cinquecento, where our mouths literally drop in surprise. What a beautiful room with artworks by Michelangelo and Leonardo de Vinci. We are short of time and eyes to discover all the details in the enormous wall and ceiling paintings. Simply beautiful!

The other rooms are also richly decorated, with the wall and ceiling paintings usually devoted to a specific theme. Especially the room with paintings around the natural elements (water, fire, earth and air) is more than worthwhile.
Written November 16, 2020
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Finally we got to see how is Palazzo Vecchio inside! I walked with my mouth open. Each room was more beautiful than the other. The walls, the frescoes, the sculptures, the paintings- everything was just jaw dropping. We spent 1,5 h there. My photos will describe it all best. The cost is only €12,50. The entrance is every half hour and they are very strict about it. I think I’d put Palazzo Vecchio in my top three attractions in Florence after the Duomo and Uffizi.
Written March 18, 2022
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Jhon R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We have this monument with the help of a friend of ours who has lived in Florence for many years and is an expert on Florentine history. The palace is beautiful, but knowing its history over the centuries helps a lot to appreciate the visit. I recommend a guided tour or at least a careful reading of a book on the site.
Written February 2, 2020
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Karmiel, Israel466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This is the Medici "city hall" and is a fair representation of the city's other treasures, thus if the crowds elsewhere intimidate you, or you do not have the energy or time to do justice to the grandeur of the Uffizi or the Accademia, visit here first. You can also climb its tower for the amazing views.

Along with the other Florence museums, there may be a crowd at entry but once you are in, it is well organized and the crowds are no longer an issue - you can get close and personal to even the most popular pieces of art and spend as much time as you wish.

It is very strongly recommended that you get a "Florence Card". The lines at the Florence museums are unbelievable. There are lines to get tickets and then more lines with those with tickets set for a specific visit time. These lines are literally hours long. However with the card you just go up to the front of the line, and like a bouncer at an exclusive bar does for a celeb, the guard opens the rope barricade and lets you in! Well worth the money, even if you only use the card for the major museums. I suggest you buy it at the Palazzo Vecchio ticket counter - easy to get to without lines. The card is good for 72 hours from its first use.
Written May 12, 2017
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Navita S
Melbourne, Australia170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
We took a special tour "Invitation to Cosimo's Palace" from the Hall of the Geographical Maps where we were led through a secret passage for a very special private audience with the Duchess Eleonora of Toledo (d. 1562), wife of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo de' Medici. Our guide briefed us that we would be stepping back into history some 500 years to the 1500s. She advised us to observe royal protocol as much as possible, curtseying and bowing where appropriate, and being ever-courteous and decorous with questions and responses. We had to precede each remark with "Your Majesty" or "Your Highness" and were to be always mindful that this was not the 21st century. This meant we couldn't mention any modern technology like computers, cars or planes. It was a real challenge as when we met HRH on stage (dressed in resplendent regalia), she was haughty but spoke with great candour giving us a fascinating insight into her life, duties, hobbies and day-to-day activities. She had questions for us which we had to answer very thoughtfully with propriety and decorum. Nevertheless, she was in all reality a great actress who never shifted from her royal persona and this "behind the scenes" visit, being a cultural and historical insight into the 16th century Medici Court, was a gem of a highlight of our entire Italian experience. The Palace also holds sessions with her regal husband, Duke Cosimo de' Medici.
Written July 4, 2016
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