Best tours and activities for Palazzo Vecchio
10-Days Escorted tour from Rome around Naples, Pompeii, Florence and Venice
Group Tour of the Centre of Florence and Accademia with guide and tickets
3-Hours Private Tour of the historic centre of Florence
Private Guided Tour of the Uffizi Gallery and of the centre of Florence
Small Group Tour of Florence by bike with Food Tastings
Guided group Tour of Palazzo Vecchio in the center of Florence
Walking tour around the main attractions of Florence
VIP SMall Group Tour of Florence in the Footsteps of the Medici Dynasty
Full Day Private guided Tour of the Centre of Florence
Best attractions in FlorenceFlorence Cathedral Uffizi Gallery Piazza della Signoria Ponte Vecchio Basilica of Santa Croce Vasari Corridor Florence Baptistery Palazzo Vecchio Galleria dell'Accademia Pitti Palace Michelangelo Square
Things to know about Palazzo Vecchio
The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence. Its castle-like shape with a tall tower and crenellated walls is one of the most famous Florentine attractions.
Built at the beginning of the 14th century, Palazzo Vecchio stands where once was an ancient theatre of the Roman colony, dating back to the 1st century, whose ruins can be visited in the underground level.
The building was originally called the Palazzo del Popolo (or "Palace of the people" in English). Later on, in 1550, it was renamed Palazzo Vecchio, which literally means Old Palace. The harsh exterior architecture hides in its interior luxurious halls, beautifully adorned with frescoes, decorations and monumental sculptures.