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Halls and private environments luxuriously decorated by the most famous artists of the Florentine Renaissance, with antique furniture and exceptional works like Giuditta by Donatello, the Genio della Vittoria by Michelangelo and Putto by Verrocchio. Palazzo Vecchio, hub of the Florentine government for over seven centuries, is the monument symbol of the city. Erected in 1299 as seat of the supreme body of the Republic, was transformed into ducal palace in the mid 16th century; today it is the seat of the Municipality of Florence.
The tour begins in the Cortile di Michelozzo, decorated with stuccos and frescoes, and continues on the upper floor with the Salone dei Cinquecento, where a majestic painting cycle celebrates the apotheosis of Cosimo de’ Medici and city of Florence, and a rich series of statues accompanies the famous Genio della Vittoria by Michelangelo. On the second floor, there are the private rooms of the Medici Court, all sumptuously decorated and furnished and, among this, the beautiful Cappella di Eleonora, with paintings by Agnolo Bronzino. In the Hall of Geographic Maps, a globe of exceptional sizes and over fifty painted panels offer an extraordinary view of all parts of the world known in the 16th century. The Quartiere del Mezzanino houses a prestigious collection of paintings and sculptures dating back to the Medieval and Renaissance period, donated to the City of Florence by Charles Loeser.

Museum timetables

Access notes

Direct access from the ticket office and entry into the first available visit slot. 

Last admission one hour before closing.

Access for disabled

Palazzo Vecchio is accessible (except Mezzanino). 

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