A guided tour by Giorgio Vasari

Palazzo Vecchio Tour with Giorgio Vasari
Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Tour language:
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Visit the rooms of Palazzo Vecchio without queuing up!

With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the rooms of the Old Palace without standing in line.

Who then could be more suited than Giorgio Vasari himself to take visitors on a tour of Palazzo Vecchio, helping them to understand the extraordinary commitment he was called on to make, in order to turn a "palazzo stato murato a caso..." (haphazardly erected palazzo) into a Ducal Palace? The animator-actor who impersonates Giorgio Vasari leads the public through the Secret Passages of the Palace, showing them all the different moments in the professional and human life of this great artist.

Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Florence.

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IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • A fun animated and costumed visit inside Palazzo Vecchio
  • Introduce children to the history and art of Florence
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

Target

For everyone

Duration

1 hour and 30 minutes

Disabled Visitors

The Tour of the Rooms of Palazzo Vecchio is not wheelchair accessible.

General Informations

  • The main entrance to the Palace is in Via dei Gondi. For security reasons, at both entrances, visitors are asked to pass through metal detectors and eventually be checked by the municipal policemen. Security controls can slow the access to the Palace, so it is highly recommended to arrive some time before the planned schedule.
  • You must be at the Palace 15 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to redeem your tickets.
  • All the guided tours in Palazzo Vecchio need to be reserved. If you want to see the Palace by your own, you can enter through the side door, in Via dei Gondi without reservation, but at the ticket office you have to respect the line.
  • All activities for children require the presence of an adult.
  • Occasionally tours are cancelled because Palazzo Vecchio is still a functioning civic government building. In case of cancelled tours, you will be notified.
The Old Palace is located in Signoria Square - Florence.

History

Giorgio Vasari, painter, architect, and writer was born in 1511 in Arezzo and his style was influenced by Michelangelo, Raffaello and the Venetian culture. Known above all for being the author of "Lives of the most illustrious painters, sculptors and architects", in 1555 he was responsible for the restoration works of Palazzo Vecchio and he engineered an immense operation for rendering more organized and practical the innumerable rooms, halls, chambers, antechambers, and stairways making up the Palace.

Thanks to his numerous skills, he was able to oversee not only the architectural and structural operations, but also the decorative aspects, thus endowing the works with great uniformity. Moreover, the collaboration between Vasari and Cosimo was tight-knit and their relationship characterised by mutual friendship and trust. A tireless worker, active in all the most important Florentine sites organised by the Duke (just think to the Uffizi and the Vasarian Corridor), Vasari was a magnificent supervisor who directed and coordinated a huge team of workers.

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