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Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour

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Firenze, Italy
Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour

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Overview

Florence’s Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio are two of the city’s highlights, yet can sometimes take a back seat to the Uffizi and Accademia galleries. This tour gives both the attention they deserve, with a private guide to show you around. Admire the sculptures and architecture of the Piazza della Signoria, including the Loggia dei Lanzi, and enjoy priority access to the Palazzo Vecchio to see its main, art-filled chambers.
  • Private tour of Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio in Florence
  • Explore the Piazza della Signoria, the historical heart of Florence
  • See the copy of Michelangelo’s 'David' and Loggia dei Lanzi sculpture gallery
  • Skip-the-line tour of the Palazzo Vecchio, including the Hall of the Five Hundred and Monumental Quarters
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure
  • Personalized attention from a private guide
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Local professional Guide at your side
Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants
Palazzo Vecchio Museum tickets
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Entrance Time: Morning Option between 09.00 am and 11.00 am - Afternoon Option: 02.00 pm and 04.00 pm Meeting with the guide in Piazza della Signoria, at the statue of Cosimo on horse back

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a morning or afternoon departure on booking. Then, make your own way to the Piazza della Signoria in central Florence, and meet your guide.

After introductions, stroll around the magnificent square, the center of Florence’s political life since the 14th century. Listen as your guide spotlights the main sights, and admire the statue of David by Michelangelo — a copy of the original that is now housed inside Florence’s Accademia Gallery.

Then, see the sculptures in the Loggia dei Lanzi, the square's open-air gallery, viewing works like Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Cellini and The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna.

Next, admire the castle-like exterior and Arnolfo’s Tower of the 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio, the square’s main building. The city hall and seat of civic power in Florence for seven centuries, the palace was used as a residence by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici from 1540 on, before the famous ruling family relocated to the city’s Palazzo Pitti.

Bypass the main entrance lines using your skip-the-line ticket, and take a tour with your guide. Learn how the building was originally designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and how Cosimo I appointed Giorgio Vasari to transform what had been a political hub into a grand palace.

Admire the elegant courtyards, and walk through the magnificently decorated rooms. Marvel at the imposing Hall of the Five Hundred (Salone del Cinquecento), with its vast painted panels glorifying the Medici. Then, explore the Monumental Quarters (Quartieri Monumentali), a string of salons adorned with frescoes by artists such as Ghirlandaio, Bronzino, and Vasari; and sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello.

Your tour then finishes near the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza della Signoria
Discover with your private Guide the extraordinary beauty of one of most renowned and photographed squares and historical palaces in the world. Piazza della Signoria with the sculptural masterpieces of Loggia dei Lanzi, where to admire absolute treasures as the “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” by Cellini and the “Rape of the Sabine Women” by Giambologna.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Vecchio
It is an incomparable "open-air museum" and the elegant Palazzo Vecchio with the embattled tower has been the political headquarters and one of the symbols of the city for centuries. It was founded in 1299 based on a project by Arnolfo di Cambio and was the seat of the Seignory (Palazzo della Signoria) in the fifteenth century.In the 1500s Cosimo de’ Medici appointed Vasari to transform it into a sumptuous palace for the grand-ducal family. Inside we can admire, besides the elegant courtyard, the beautiful "Salone del Cinquecento" and the whole complex of the “Quartieri Monumentali”, frescoed by Ghirlandaio, Salviati, Bronzino and Vasari and embellished with sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Health restrictions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Piazza della Signoria and Skip-the-Line Palazzo Vecchio Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Une visite passionnante
Gilles
, Jun 2021
Une visite guidée de qualité avec une guide passionnée qui nous fait voyager dans l’histoire. Nous recommandons vivement.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Gilles, many thanks for your feedback! We are really happy to hear that you have loved so much your tour! We hope to have the opportunity to meet you again in the future to show you other wonders of our amazing Country. Our best regards
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bien organisé et bonne guide .
13valerie2017
, Apr 2019
bien organisé et bonne guide,....... bien organisé et bonne guide. bien organisé et bonne guide, . .

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