Life at the Medici Court

A chance to see and touch – and sometimes even wear – cloathing, shoes, hats, jewels, and ornaments in the style of the 16th century!
Life at the Medici Court
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When the palace was “just” a home...

Technical organization MUS.E Musei / Eventi Firenze
Provided by MUS.E Musei / Eventi Firenze

Overview

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.

Created for adults and families with children from 6 to 10 years of age.
Available in English and Italian.
Maximum number of participants: 25
Duration: 75 minutes

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

November to May:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm
  • Saturdays at 11:30am and 3:30pm
  • Sundays at 2:30pm

June to October :

  • Everyday except Thursdays: 11:30am and 3:00pm
  • Thusdays: 11:30am

Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).

Videoguide Tablet for Palazzo Vecchio

It is possible to add to the service the reservation of a Videoguide for Palazzo Vecchio: a modern tablet, 7 inches long with headset, that can be picked up at the Info Point of the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.

The tablet is provided for up to two hours, so the time of booking of the tablet will be calculated based on the time of booking of the selected combination. The tablet contains an explanation of the Monumental Quarters without Bianca Cappello Room

Characteristics:
- Interactive Map of the Palace
- 60 minutes of video contents available in 5 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Russian).
- 3D reconstructions (including the Salone dei Cinquecento, the Green Room and The Room of Maps)
- Photo Gallery: 60 zoomable pictures in high resolution

Save time ordering: Add all the service tickets you want into your basket, then fill in the form and send your request.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

Details

Today, Palazzo Vecchio is a museum, but in the past its richly decorated rooms constituted the magnificent residence of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, his wife Eleonora di Toledo, and their eleven children.

Discover their everyday life and habits in an ongoing comparison with life today, as your guide accompanies you through the rooms of the Palace. Witness the palace’s pomp and splendor as you imagine the incredible festivities and sumptuous banquets that took place in the Great Hall, and satisfy your curiosity about more personal and private details, such as the bathroom arrangements or the flowering terraces cultivated by the Duchess.

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: Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, his wife Eleonora of Toledo, their children Bia, Giovanni, Lucrezia, and Garcia. You'll have a chance to see and touch – and sometimes even wear - cloaks, robes, shoes, feathered hats, jewels, and ornaments in the style of the 16th century, as well as play with some of the young princes' toys.

Prices

Full Price Ticket

Reduced Price Ticket: Persons between 18 and 25 years

Free ticket: Children under 18 years of age and Firenze card holders

The cultural activity fee and service cost are due for all the ticket categories.

Complimentary

Dr.Vranjes

The Dr. Vranjes store is located in Via della Spada 9/r, at the center of Florence's quadrangular shopping area, close to the most prestigious brands of fashion and a few steps from the luxurious Via Tornabuoni.

 

The store has become a window into the Dr. Vranjes universe, in which customers from all over the world recognize themselves.

 

Every client presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be given
- a complimentary scented bookmark, regardless of purchase
- a free Dr. Vranjes Shea Lip-balm for a purchase minimum of € 30.00
- a free fragrance spray 25 ml for a purchase minimum of € 100.00

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Via della Spada 9r - Firenze
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Dante Cardini

Since 1888, Dante Cardini is one of the landmark jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. You will find brands such as CHIMENTO jewelry, Roberto Poggiali and BARAKA, with contemporary design, as well as the exclusive DANTE CARDINI creations for the more traditional taste.

Owners Massimo and Elisabetta will welcome you in the elegant but informal atmosphere of the store, and guide you in a unique and unforgettable experience for a visit to the terraces from which you will enjoy the beautiful view over the Arno River and the city of Florence.

Clients presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be offered a 10% discount on their purchase.

 

Gioielleria Cardini - Ponte Vecchio 34/R - Florence

Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri

Founded in 1860, Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri is one of the oldest companies in the silversmithing industry of Florence.
Gianna and her sister-in-law Laura are the fourth generation of a family of silversmiths to carry on the tradition that Giuseppe Peruzzi started over 150 years ago.

Dedicated to craftsmanship, we’ll take any request and fulfill the client’s wishes. In addition to being engaged in the research and trade of silver and gold, we proudly display the prestigious brand identification “FI 114,“ among the oldest in Florence.

The production of those items that created the renown of Fratelli Peruzzi over the course of all these years passionately continues in our workshop behind the boutique.

A dream that continues into reality.

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