Palazzo Vecchio

Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Sightseeing: Still serving as the "official" town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio was the home of the most powerful family in Florence for hundreds of years. The Medici's old palace sits in the beautiful Piazza Signoria...  Read More
Museums: The old palace located in Piazza della Signoria offers a lot to visitors. You can step inside the entrance for free, and a ticket allows you access to the old rooms where the Medici family used to...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities: Situated in Piazza della Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio is a reminder of the power and influence that the Medici family had during their reign over Florence. Including an incredible view from the top...  Read More
Historic Sites: One of the most important buildings in Florentine history for years, the Palazzo Vecchio was the home and offices of the powerful Medici family. When you choose to tour this opulent palace, you're...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Fri-Wed: 9am-7pm
  • Thu: 9am-2pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Museum Adult €6; Senior €4.50; Student €2

  • Sightseeing: "Make sure to check out which exhibits will be available when you are there."
  • Museums: "Check out some of the frescoes on the wall in the main room. They're by da Vinci and Michelangelo!"
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Get a picture of the "fake David" right in front--you're not allowed to take a picture of the real one."
  • Historic Sites: "Check out some of the student discounts available"
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: For a true taste of the old Medici power, the Palazzo Vecchio is a great treat.
  • Best for Museums Because: You can see exactly how the Medici lived in their old palace.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Containing the Medici family's history, this palace is a tribute to their power.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The Palazzo Vecchio is a mind-boggling view into the inner workings of the Medici family and their politics.

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