Palazzo Vecchio and its Secret Passages

You can visit Palazzo Vecchio and its Secret Passages during our Inferno Tour
Info and booking: info@chebellezzatour.com – Silvia +39 339 2594233 – Caterina +39 320 0768294

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The sumptuous Salone dei Cinquecento inside Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio… The symbol of the political and civil power of Florence for more than seven centuries! To visit it means having a fascinating travel discovering the history of the city, moving among works of art and wonderful treasures all to be explored!

We can find traces of the old rooms inhabited by the Priors of the Arts, the supreme governing body of the city for which the palace was built between the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century. But, above all, we can find the wonderful testimonies left by the Medici family, and in particular by Cosimo de’ Medici, who has lived here for some decades with his court, before moving into the new residence of Palazzo Pitti. Just the members of the Medici family wanted the most magnificent transformations and decorations of the palace that we still see today, as the splendid Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred), the intriguing Monumental Quartes, the rooms of Eleanor of Toledo, Cosimo’s wife, and the beautiful Studiolo (studio) of Francis I, small chest of wonderful treasures.

Like any other important political center, even Palazzo Vecchio had its secret rooms: hidden passages, accessible only to the Dukes and their faithful friends, were built to move safely and be able to escape the enemies. Today these secret passages can be visited only by advance booking. It’s a very exciting experience to discover the secret places of Florentine power, also chosen by Dan Bown as a set for some salient scenes of his bestseller Inferno.

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Palazzo Vecchio
Florence, Piazza della Signoria (Signoria Square).
Opening days: from October to March, every day except on Thursdays, 9.00 am – 7.00 pm (Thursday: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm); from April to September, every day except on Thursdays, 9.00 am – 11.00 pm (Thursday: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm).
Entrance ticket: € 10 (full entrance ticket). For info about reduced tickets and free admission, visit the website of the Palace.

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