Tuscany, Italy

Palazzo Vecchio

Originally designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio was completed in the beginning of the 14th century. Today, it is the town hall of Florence and also a magnificent museum that attracts thousands of visitors each day. Guests can climb to the top of the Palazzo Vecchio tower and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Interior

Palazzo Vecchio features 2 floors. On the first floor visitors will find sculptures of De Rossi, Genius of Victory by Michelangelo, and statues by Bandinelli and Caccini. There are also rooms strictly dedicated to the Medici family. Apartments of Eleonora da Toledo and the famous Quarter of the Elements can be found on the second floor of Palazzo Vecchio, as well as the Audience Chamber, Lily Chamber, and Loeser Collection that was donated to the city by Charles Loeser, an American art critic in 1928.

Palazzo Vecchio Tours

Several tours are available at the Palazzo Vecchio. Guests who want to see the studiolo that belonged to Francesco I and the hidden corridors can book the Tour of the Secret Passages. Visitors can also take the Medici Tour that includes an optional visit to Pitti Palatine Gallery and the tour of Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio.