Florence, Italy

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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s imposing town hall, on a 1.5-hour evening tour. As the sun goes down over the city, walk around the one-time fortress with a guide to hear tales of its past when it was the focal point of Florentine power. Admire the Hall of the Five Hundred among other rooms adorned with artwork, and soak up city views from the battlements and Arnolfo Tower. Enhance the experience with an ‘aperitivo’ or dinner, and gaze out over Piazza della Signoria as you eat. Numbers are limited to 25 people.
  • 1.5-hour tour of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio at sunset
  • View the highlights of the opulent palace, the hub of civic power in medieval Florence
  • See the Hall of the Five Hundred, and rooms graced with art by Michelangelo, Donatello and other greats
  • Tour the crenelated battlements and choose to climb the Arnolfo Tower for magical sunset views over Florence
  • Learn about the Medici family, who initially lived in the palace and governed Florence during the Renaissance
  • Upgrade to include an aperitivo or dinner overlooking the Piazza della Signoria
  • Small-group palace tour limited to 25 people to ensure more personalized attention from the guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Upgrade for an aperitivo or dinner on Piazza della Signoria—a rare treat.

Reviews

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J
, Aug 2018

This tour was a bust. Guide showed up nearly a half-hour late, and used the larger group's valuable time giving repeated instructions to the 2 or 3 people who'd signed up for the optional dinner. Result was that we were rushed throughout, and there was almost no time for us to ask questions. Guide repeated the same generalities over and over, and didn't include things I would've expected, such as the exploration for hidden frescoes in the great hall.

S
, Jul 2018

The tour begins in the Palazzo's courtyard with a history of the architecture styles and the history of Florence. From there, you make your way through the political history of Florence and its leaders and the rooms where important decisions are made. As you climb higher, you learn about Florence's rivalries with Siena and Pisa. You can also decide for yourself if Dan Brown's depictions in Inferno are accurate. The guide is thorough and happy to answer any and all questions. She took us around the first level of the tower to point out things that we could see from this particular vantage point and only left us when she was sure that we had all of our questions answered. We were able to spend another 30-45 minutes appreciating the view and climbing higher to see more of Florence. Excellent tour. We did not book the dinner option so I cannot comment on that.

L
, Jul 2018

Our tour guide was both difficult to understand and did not share the dramatic and exciting history of the rise to power of the Medici's in a way that was captivating. Her knowledge of the art was very good, however.

b
, Oct 2017

Deep inside the Palazzo Vecchio are very colorful rich medieval rooms excellent tour guide

S
, Aug 2017

Palazzo was good , the guide was GREAT but we didnt get to go up the tower as it was over crowded - so waste of money., though the ticket remains valid for 6 months - we had return tickets next day .. so people buying this - be prepared to go back to go up the tower.

The dinner is just downstairs in a restaurant , which was not the same idea i got when i see caption sunset tour with dinner we definitely didnt see the sunset even .

Dinner was inside a restaurant not outside of the restaurant even food was ordinary - NOT recommended.

Just book the palazo tour with the guide - thats enough.

r
, Aug 2017

O Palazzo Vecchio era incrível, o guia tinha bastante conhecimento. Já as muralhas são dispensáveis, você tem uma vista melhor e mais bonita da Piazzale Michelangelo, sobre a torre, não subimos. Nosso jantar foi em um restaurante na Piazza Della Signoria, foi muito bom, mas não há menu, é tudo surpresa. Eu não compraria com jantar novamente.

L
, Oct 2016

Palazzo Vecchio is a beautiful building and the opportunity to view Florence at sunset from the tower was great. We did get the impression that the tour was a bit rushed.

J
, Sep 2016

Horrible Aperitivo experience! food not good got pizza bread olives and peanuts for 30...sad! for money would NEVER do that again! Stay away from this scam! Restaurant was very unwilling to help us. iThe tour guide was GREAT, and the rest fo the tour was good, except we couldn't climb the tower due to weather, which was pretty good and not bad at the time. no reason to close the tower.

N
, Jul 2016

we did not opt for the apetivo. The guide dutifully picked us up outside the Gucci cafe and got our tickets .She showed us around the Vecchio place but conveniently forgot to mention that the tower would not be accessible because of a fashion event. Eventualy we requested the guard to let us up the tower which he did after he confirmed with the booking office downstairs . The guide took us up the tower and left us...that's it. We could not go further up the tower because of the event later in the evening . On return my wife visited the booking office and she was berated saying that the visitors were informed to visit the tower first as it would close early and then visit the palace rooms.
But the View from the tower is spectacular and the tickets easily available at the booking office on the ground floor.

c
, Jul 2016

Excellent guide and dinner
Worth doing


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