Palazzo Vecchio in Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio and its museum
Palazzo Vecchio was originally known as Palazzo dei Priori. Its name was then changed to Palazzo della Signoria and subsequently, as the residence of Cosimo I de' Medici, to Palazzo Ducale. It became known as Palazzo Vecchio when the Medici family moved to Palazzo Pitti. Today it is the Florence Town Hall and also a museum containing rooms offering works by artists such as Agnolo Bronzino, Ghirlandaio, Giorgio Vasari and Michelangelo. Within the museum you can visit the Salone dei Cinquecento, which houses a fresco of the battle of Marciano mentioned by Dan Brown in his latest novel set in Florence. Other must-see masterpieces: the Giuditta by Donatello, the Genio della Vittoria by Michelangelo and the Putto del Verrocchio.
The Palazzo Vecchio façade is one of the visual symbols of the city and features the Tower of Arnolfo which is 94 meters high and from where splendid views of the city can be admired.
The Museum forms part of the City Card circuit. This is a card that allows access to many of the cultural attractions in Florence and that can be purchased online from our website at the time of booking, immediately after selecting the preferred room.
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