Join this guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio, one of the most recognized symbols of the city standing majestically on Florence's skyline. The greatest artists of the Renaissance worked in the sumptuous halls and private apartments of the former residence of the House of Medici. Retrace the history of the Renaissance and marvel at its wonders, but also discover the secrets and tales behind the powerful royal family.
Built during the Middle Ages, the palace still preserves the austere architecture of the 14th century, with its crenelated top that surrounds the imposing Arnolfo’s Tower, the highest viewpoint of the city after Brunelleschi’s Dome. The interiors of the building, beautifully renovated when the palace became the residence of the Medicis, are instead typically Renaissance and hold priceless treasures and works of art.
The elegant courtyard by Michelozzo welcomes you at the beginning of the visit and introduces you to the famous and beautiful Hall of the Five Hundred, the charming and intimate study of Francesco I de’ Medici, the beautiful private apartments of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I de’ Medici and the sumptuous and stunning boardrooms. Enjoy total immersion in an incredible series of frescoes, paintings, decorations and statues by Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Vasari and many others.
After this incredible full immersion in Renaissance art, follow your guide along the ancient "battlemented patrol path" at the top of the building for an original tour of the city from a height of 40 meters! Keep the spectacular sight of the monuments of Florence at sunset as one of the best memories of your stay! The most enterprising and tireless of you will continue the climb up to the top of the 95-meter Arnolfo’s Tower and end the tour with a stunning view of the city and its hills.