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.
Direct access from the ticket office and entry into the first available visit slot.
Last admission one hour before closing.