During the visit, expert guides reveal and explain this peculiar aspect of Palazzo Vecchio - a true museum in itself - drawing the visitor's attention to artworks that are universally recognised as masterpieces. The visit ends in a place that is normally not open to the public.
- Target: families with children over 8 years old
- Lenght: one hour and 15 minutes
- Maximum number of participants: 25 people
- 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.
- Languages: Italian and English. During the summer, you can visit the German or Spanish depending on availability
- 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 Thursday: 10:30am, 12:00noon, 3:00pm, and 4:30pm
> June to October
Every day except Thursday: 10:30am, 12:00noon, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am, 12:00noon
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
Visit to the Palace: Monumental Quarters and Bianca Cappello Room
Palazzo Vecchio is a microcosm where history and art have been firmly linked for over seven centuries. Consequently, there are many ways of experiencing this building, as it is a prestigious treasure chest filled with artworks where architecture, the minor arts, sculptures, and paintings all compete in creating a rich and complex whole.
Discover these aspects of Palazzo Vecchio - a true museum in itself - as your expert guides reveal and explain artworks that are universally recognized as masterpieces, such as The Genius of the Victory by Michelangelo Buonarroti; the bronze statues of Judith and Holofernes by Donatello; the Cherub with Dolphin by Verrocchio; the frescoes by Agnolo Bronzino in the Chapel of Eleonora; the Siege of Siena at Porta Camollia by Giorgio Vasari; and the Triumph of Furio Camillo, by Francesco Salviati.
The visit ends in a place that is normally not open to the public – the chamber created specially for the Duchess Bianca Cappello, second wife of Francesco I de' Medici at the end of the 16th century, a tiny, refined study associated with her passion as a collector. A particular curiosity of this room is a small window behind a grate, from where the Duchess could observe the happenings in the Salone dei Cinquecento without being seen. And this is exactly what visitors can now do from this tiny room.
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).