The town hall of Florence with beautiful frescoes, and a prime spot overlooking the Piazza della Signoria and its sculpture museum.

Know Before You Go

The tower offers some of the best views in the city, if you don't wish to climb, admire the beautiful frescoes inside the palace and outside explore the open air sculpture museum. The secret passages tour is also worth going to see as it offers an insight into secret passageways and rooms used by the Medici's.
Crowds are less early morning or late afternoon.
A tower pass is available if you wish to climb to the top for incredible views.
Suitable for children with an interest in art history.

Palazzo Vecchio was built between the 13th and 14th centuries, it is the town hall of Florence and where all political decisions were made. Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria, it is famed for the gallery of statues in the Loggia dei Lanzi, the open air sculpture museum. Notable works inside the palace include The Art of Spinning on the Salone dei Cinquecento, and the artwork depicting Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. The Apartments of the Elements Frescoes by Vasari show the allegories of Water, Air, Earth and Fire which must be viewed to be believed.


Admire the open air sculpture museum of the Loggia dei Lanzi before you enter into the Palazzo Vecchio. Once inside you can explore the geographical maps room, the Study of Francis I, The Hall of Lilies and the incredible frescoes throughout. If you get the chance to climb the tower do so for incredible vistas of the statues from up high.

Key Highlights

Admire the open air sculpture museum of the Loggia dei Lanzi before you enter into the Palazzo Vecchio. Once inside you can explore the geographical maps room, the Study of Francis I, The Hall of Lilies and the incredible frescoes throughout. If you get the chance to climb the tower do so for incredible vistas of the statues from up high.

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