Palazzo Vecchio: Life at the Medici Court

A chance to see and touch (and sometimes even wear) cloathing, shoes, hats, jewels, and ornaments in the style of the 16th century!

Overview

Visit the ducal apartments, including the secret study room of duchess Bianca Cappello, usually closed to the public. Discover the fascinating and personal details of the everyday life of the Medici. Your tour culminates with a visit to the Gallery of Renaissance Costumes, where you'll see some replicas of dresses that belonged to the members of the ducal family. You'll have a chance to see and touch – and sometimes even wear – clothing and accessories of the 16th century, as well as play with some of the young princes' toys.

 

Created for adults and families with children from 6 to 10 years of age.

Languages: Available in English and Italian.

Maximum number of participants: 25

Duration: 75 minutes

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.

 

Availability:

November to May:

  • Mondays and Fridays at 3:30 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm

June to October:

  • Everyday at 11:30am


IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Palazzo Vecchio Tour: Life at the Medici’s Court

Today, Palazzo Vecchio is a museum, but in the past its richly decorated rooms constituted the magnificent residence of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, his wife Eleonora di Toledo, and their eleven children.

Discover their everyday life and habits in an ongoing comparison with life today, as your guide accompanies you through the rooms of the Palace. Witness the palace’s pomp and splendor as you imagine the incredible festivities and sumptuous banquets that took place in the Great Hall, and satisfy your curiosity about more personal and private details, such as the bathroom arrangements or the flowering terraces cultivated by the Duchess.

Your tour culminates with a visit to the Gallery of Renaissance Costumes, where you'll see some replicas of dresses that belonged to the members of the ducal family: Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, his wife Eleonora of Toledo, their children Bia, Giovanni, Lucrezia, and Garcia. You'll have a chance to see and touch – and sometimes even wear - cloaks, robes, shoes, feathered hats, jewels, and ornaments in the style of the 16th century, as well as play with some of the young princes' toys.

 

Video Guide Tablet for Palazzo Vecchio

Would you like to add the rental of the video guide tablet for Palazzo Vecchio to your ticket? 

The video guide is a modern 7-inch tablet complete with headset. Tablet rental time is 2 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 the Bianca Cappello Room. Video guide tablet can be picked up at the Info Point of the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.

Tablet characteristics:

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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).

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

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