Guided tour by one of the most relevant characters of the Palace. Giorgio Vasari: Who better then than Giorgio Vasari himself to help visitors to Palazzo Vecchio understand the extraordinary undertaking that was asked of him in turning a haphazardly erected building into a lavish palace? The actor who impersonates Giorgio Vasari tells visitors about the Duke’s cultural policy decisions and reveals his own exceptional technical skill and that of his collaborators in creating Cosimo’s palace in record time. Lady Isabel de Remoso: The Queen favored the Duchess Eleonora di Toledo, Spain's Isabel de Reinoso, accompanying guests to the sumptuous rooms of the new Medici Palace. His words evoke the grand celebrations and events that took place in the Great Hall, the services offered to the distinguished guests who passed at court, and the daily habits of a "family" is so important. In this sense, an emphasis is placed on the rooms of Eleonora, her ladies, the Princes and the activities that enlivened every day.
- Target: for everyone from 10 years and over
- Lenght: one hour and a 15 minutes
- Maximum number of participants: 25 people
- Ticket Info: Beyond your guided tour or activity, your ticket gives you access to the rooms and collections of the Palazzo Vecchio Museum. Enjoy your self-guided visit after your tour or activity.
November to May:
Every day except Thursdays at 3:30pm
June to October:
Every day at 11am and 3:30pm (Thursdays only 11am) - activity not available due to heat on July and August
PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.
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
- Interactive Map of the Palace
- 60 minutes of video contents available in 6 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
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
Guided tour with Giorgio Vasari or Lady Isabel de Remoso
Professional actors will give you the unique experience of stepping into history – follow them, and discover the Palazzo Vecchio - an important center of Florentine history - “first-hand”!
In 1555 Giorgio Vasari, a painter, architect, and writer from Arezzo - author of The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - was appointed architect for the renovation of Palazzo Vecchio. Vasari carried out the immense task of making the building’s countless spaces, halls, rooms, staircases and corridors more organic and functional, transforming it into a sumptuous Renaissance palace.
Meet the master himself - Giorgio Vasari will bring the extraordinary undertaking asked of him to life for you. Hear about how he proceeded when turning the haphazardly erected building into a lavish palace. In his fascinating story, he reveals his own exceptional technical skill and that of his collaborators in creating Cosimo\'s palace in record time.
Isabel de Remoso
Let Duchess Eleonora of Toledo\'s favorite lady-in-waiting, Isabel de Reinoso in her native Spanish, guide you personally though the sumptuous rooms of the new Medici Palace. She will tell you about the grand celebrations and events that took place in the Great Hall, the services offered to the distinguished guests who passed through court, and the daily habits of this so important family. She will draw your attention particularly to the rooms of Duchess Eleonora, her ladies-in-waiting, the princes, and the activities that colored every day.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no-shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).