Visit the Quartieri Monumentali (Monumental Apartments), which highlight the character of the palace created by Cosimo. Then, you will be “granted audience” with either Duke Cosimo or Duchess Eleonora at the Museum Theater “Renaissance Civilization in Florence.” Discover some of the profound differences between today's society and 16th century civilization in Florence during the free flowing dialogue between the characters and the visitors. Gain a new point of view for placing the architecture and the works of art at the museum into their original cultural context. Suitable for everyone from 8 years and over.
Who better than Giorgio Vasari or Isabel de Remoso, in person, to open the doors of the Palazzo Vecchio to you? Discover key events in the history of Florence through the eyes of the two of the most relevant characters connected to the Palace's life. Professional actors will impersonate these fascinating characters and make your visit to the Palazzo Vecchio unforgettable!
Discover the magnificent collections “hidden” within the Palazzo Vecchio - paintings, sculptures, precious objects - and end your visit in a place not usually open to the public, where you’ll enjoy the view through a secret window...
Let your imagination take flight and experience the past as if it were the present – book your Secret Passages of the Palazzo Vecchio Tour tickets with Weekend in Italy! The Secret Passages Tour takes you into places within Florence's Palazzo Vecchio where time seems to have come to a standstill. Accompanied by an expert guide, experience unique places such as secret staircases, hidden rooms, and the roof trusses of the Salone dei Cinquecento. Book your Secret Passages Tour tickets with us and catch some intriguing and mysterious glimpses of the Palazzo Vecchio!
Discover the stories and legends of Palazzo Vecchio with the Children's Museum! Here, the children are welcomed into Bia and Garcia's Storytelling Room, where they will hear and see stories told by actors in period clothing. Through the stories, the little ones will discover the architecture and art of the palace in an imaginative, interactive, and lively way. Suitable for children from 4 to 8 years of age.
Become an apprentice for an afternoon - create your own small fresco, and learn hands-on about this ancient and challenging technique! The workshop leader will illustrate the characteristics of the fresco techniques, demonstrate them in the atelier, and lead you through the thrilling experience of creating your own small work of art! Suitable for everyone from 8 years and over.
Visit the ducal apartments, including the secret study room of duchess Bianca Cappello, usually closed to the public. Discover the fascinating and personal details of the everyday life of the Medici. Your tour culminates with a visit to the Gallery of Renaissance Costumes, where you'll see some replicas of dresses that belonged to the members of the ducal family. You'll have a chance to see and touch – and sometimes even wear – clothing and accessories of the 16th century, as well as play with some of the young princes' toys. Created for adults and families with children from 6 to 10 years of age.
Visit Palazzo Vecchio (Palazzo della Signoria), Florence’s government palace, and follow this guided tour into the underground archaeological site. The fascinating remains of the Roman Theater are what is left of a theater that could hold over 15,000 spectators during its golden age.
“The Palazzo Vecchio resembles a giant chess piece. With its robust quadrangular facade and rusticated square-cut battlements, the massive rooklike building is aptly situated, guarding the southeast corner of the Piazza della Signoria”. This is what Dan Brown writes in his latest bestseller, Inferno, set in Florence, and mostly at the Palazzo Vecchio. Follow the steps of professor Robert Langdon and learn about the history of the palace as you move through the locations and scenes of the novel. The public rooms – as well as the most secret – become the settings for searches, pursuits, and coups de théâtre centered on a precise work of art. Discover the real places and objects of Dan Brown's bestseller!
Climb the 223 steps of the Torre Arnolfo, which has been towering over the Palazzo Vecchio and Florence as a symbol of the city government for close to 1,000 years. The view over the city is simply breathtaking. And the history contained in the architecture will astound you. Your combo ticket offers you access to the tower, as well as a ticket to the Palazzo Vecchio, which you can visit in your own time using a Video Guide.
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