Palazzo Vecchio was built between the 13th and 14th Century. It was the exclusive seat of the Priors. Arnolfo di Cambio designed the most ancient portion of Palazzo Vecchio. This is one of the most famous and prominent attractions in the city of Florence. The building still operates as the city hall of Florence, but much of it’s now a museum.
Take a tour back into history while visiting Palazzo Vecchio. The building offers many tourist attractions including fabulous Renaissance paintings and chambers, a medieval fortress, Roman ruins, and more. How the fortress appears currently is primarily because of several excellent works of interior decoration and renovation done in 1540. There are many statues queued up right in front of the building. A replica of Michelangelo’s David is also one among them. It was placed by replacing the original statue in 1873. In case you are planning to visit the city of Florence, Palazzo Vecchio should definitely feature on your bucket list. There are many guided tours you can choose from, especially for families. These tours are ideal for making you familiar with the history of the city but in a great fun way.
If it is raining, you will find the tower closed. However, it is still possible to visit the battlements still at around €2. Children below 6-year-old cannot access the tower.
How to get there
Palazzo Vecchio is located in the center of Florence. It’s easy to walk there.
Tower + Museum: € 14,00/ € 12,00
Tower: € 10,00/ € 8,00
Museum: € 10,00 (Full)/ € 8,00 (Reduced)
Friday-Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 2 pm