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“If you have kids, make sure to make a reservation for the special programs~”

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio
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US$36.12*
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Photography Bike Tour of Florence
Ranked #31 of 657 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, has been the symbol of the civic power of Florence for over seven centuries. Among the works of art safeguarded in the museum: the Cortile di Michelozzo; Michelangelo’s celebrated Victory in the Salone dei Cinquecento; Donatello’s Judith in the Sala dei Gigli; the private rooms of the Medici court and among these the marvellous Cappella di Eleonora, the chapel with paintings by Agnolo Bronzino.
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We visited this museum with 2 children, ages 3 and 10. The 3 year old did the program "The Story of the Turtle and the Sail", which talked about Cosimo de' Medici's emblem, which was a turtle with a sail on it. There is a fable about young Cosimo, told in video format with help from the museum presenter and some puppets. My daughter was past her nap at this time, but she did enjoy the story and the hunt around different rooms in the palace for depictions of the turtle and the sail. The 10 year old did "Life at Court" and she liked it as well. She seemed to like dressing up at the end of the program in courtly clothes. In the course of the programs, the Turtle and the Sail ended up the highest in the palace (and there are great views) and the Life at Court visited some of the more spectacular rooms. Warning: there are a LOT of stairs, so if your child is not able to do the climbing (or you don't want to carry them) then this might not be for you. These programs were a few Euros over the price of admission, but definitely a good value. It was very interesting to see the rooms of the palace in the context of the programs. A reservation is required, programs are presented in several languages - you can find information about reservations on the museum website.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

There is an spectacular 360 view from the top of the Palazzo Vecchio. Make sure you go there, even having some many stairs on your way to the top.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

A beautiful old building with fantastic pieces from history, the walls are unique and the area which it stands is an amazing introduction to the Museum.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Lots of interesting things within; it reminded me of the Doge's Palace in Venice. What a life these people must have lived!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

It was rainy so we ducked in -not planned but a great experience.
Beautiful courtyard ( free to the public) museum with inspiring artwork - good information boards.

1  Thank Debbielo19
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