The Tower of Arnolfo in Florence, a masterpiece of architecture
The Tower of Arnolfo in Florence, 95 meters high, is part of the Palazzo Vecchio, seat of the town hall of Florence. Reopened to the public in 2012 allows all visitors to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. The project of Palazzo Vecchio (first called Palazzo dei Priori) and its tower was entrusted to the architect Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the thirteenth century. The visit to the tower provides access to the walkway of Ronda, realized to defend the building from any external attack and from which today we can enjoy a breathtaking view.
The tower of Palazzo Vecchio was later built in 1310. It has the gallery of the belfry, with Ghibelline merlons (dovetail), supported by corbels with pointed arches, above which a niche with round arches supported by four massive stone columns surmounted by capitals with leaves. In the cell are attached three bells: the Martinella, which recalls the Florentines to meeting, the bell of the midday and the bell of the toll (the largest). Around one of the columns you can see the spiral staircase which allows you to get on the cover.
Visits to the Tower of Arnolfo in Florence
The Tower is open during the days and hours listed below. It is possible also buy a combined ticket that allows access to both the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and the Tower of Arnolfo.
From April 1 to September 30
Mon / Tue / Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun 9-21 (last access 20.30)
Thursday 9-14 (last access 13.30)
From October 1 to March 31
Mon / Tue / Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun 10-17 (last access 16.30)
Thursday 10 – 14 (last access 13.30)
Tower: € 10
Museum of Palazzo Vecchio + Tower: € 14
(average duration of visit 1.30 hours, including the walkway of Ronda)
In case of rain, the access to the Tower will be suspended.
From One Bedroom Suite of the Hotel Brunelleschi you can admire a wonderful view of the Tower of Arnolfo.
Do not miss a visit to the Tower of Arnolfo in Florence!