Rete civica del Comune di Firenze

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio


On 6 September the Salone dei Cinquecento will be closed from 9 to 19 for an event
According to 28 April 22 Ordinance of the Minister of Health, wearing of any protective device in the museums is no require; however, the use of masks is still recommended.
23 May: the Hall of the Five Hundred will be closed to the public starting at 2 pm

What to see

Palazzo Vecchio symbolises the city and has been its seat of government for more than seven centuries. Its fantastic sights, bearing witness to every major phase in Florentine history and art, include the ruins of the Roman theatre in its archaeological crypt, its sumptuous monumental apartments decorated by celebrated 15th and 16th century artists, and the breathtaking views to be had from its battlements and tower. The palace also houses such masterpieces of art as Donatello's Judith, Bronzino's paintings in the Chapel of Eleonora and Michelangelo's Victory.

Pratical information and facilities

* Due to COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday, Sunday and holydays the reservation for the museum entrance is mandatory at least one day in advance.
Reservation is also higly raccomended during the week- Please call +39 0552768 224 or write

This palace is also the seat of the city council. Unfortunately this means that on certain special occasions when institutional ceremonies are scheduled, the museum may be totally or partially closed to the public.

WARNING: We cannot always tell a long time in advance whether closure is going to be total or partial, so we strongly advise you to check the "Visitors please note" section before starting your visit.
The ticket is valid for six months from the day of purchase, so you can always buy your ticket on one day and visit the palace on another.

Download here the visit guidelines.

15 peolpe max. (guide included). Tickets must be prebooked on line.

Children under 6 not allowed. People under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
In the event of rain the Arnolfo's Tower will be closed to the public while the medieval guardwalk will be accessible.

SEDIA_ROTELLE Access for disabled visitors is via the side entrance in Via dei Gondi.
The two main floors of the museum are wheel-chair accessible, but unfortunately architectural barriers prevent access to the mezzanine floor and to some of the educational activity locations.

are temporarily inaccessible


INFO InfoPoint
Situated on the ground floor in the Cortile della Dogana, inside the ticket office.
Information and reservations for guided tours and educational activities.
Multi-media guides for hire in Italian, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

Situated on the ground floor in the Cortile della Dogana, next to the ticket office.
The bookshop stocks art books, catalogues, guides to the city and its museums in various languages, children's books and games and a vast range of items and gadgets relating to Palazzo Vecchio and to Florentine works of art.

Situated on the ground floor in the Cortile della Dogana, next to the ticket office.

DEPOSITO Cloakroom
Situated on the ground floor in the Cortile della Dogana, in the ticket office area.
Visitors must leave all umbrellas, backpacks and large bags in the cloakroom, free of charge.
Students must leave their backpacks in the cloakroom.
Wheelchairs and strollers may be borrowed free of charge.

The lift, which is situated on the ground floor in the Cortile della Dogana, is for the use of visitors with reduced mobility only.

Situated on the second floor of the museum, by the exit from the Hall of Lilies (Sala dei Gigli).
Temporarily inaccessible.

Opening hours, contacts and address

Piazza della Signoria
Tel. Ticket Office + 39 055 2768325


Archeological site is temporarily closed.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday / Saturday /Sunday - 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m - 2 p.m.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Last entry: one hour before closing time

Exhibitions and Events

The Return of Joseph, Prince of Dreams. The Medici Tapestries in the Sala dei Duecento

The Twenty Medici tapestries return to Palazzo Vecchio for display in five cycles in rotation
Sala dei Duecento, 26th February 2019 – 29th August 2021

Opening hours: Sat/Sun 3-8 pm
May be closed on certain special occasions

Info Point in the Ticket Office area
Tel. (+39) 055 2768224

Guided tours by Muse temporarily suspended.

Thanks to a special agreement between the Segretariato Generale della Presidenza della Repubblica, the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali and the Comune di Firenze, the Sala dei Duecento is now open to visitors, when the council is not in session, to allow them to admire the precious tapestries, reunited once again and on display in full compliance with the special conservation needs of this unique kind of textile product.

Nel palazzo di Cosimo. I simboli del potere

Prorogata fino al 31 agosto 2020 al Museo di Palazzo Vecchio il percorso museale che ripercorre sala dopo sala la vita della Reggia medicea. Nella sala delle Udienze, inoltre, il Collare del Toson d’oro, lo Scettro e la Corona granducale, tre preziosi manufatti proposti grazie all’eccellenza dell’artigianato artistico fiorentino, realizzati dal maestro orafo Paolo Penko e presentati su cuscini di velluto di seta tessuti a mano grazie alla collaborazione con Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio
Il 13 dicembre 1569, nella Sala Grande di Palazzo Vecchio venne data lettura ufficiale della bolla pontificia in cui papa Pio V decretava la nomina di Cosimo a Granduca d’Etruria: esattamente a 450 anni di distanza, venerdì 13 dicembre 2019 prende il via al Museo di Palazzo Vecchio Nel palazzo di Cosimo. I simboli del potere: un progetto speciale che intreccia linguaggi diversi per evidenziare lo strettissimo legame che Cosimo I de’ Medici ebbe con Palazzo Vecchio, il “suo” palazzo ducale. L’iniziativa, cura di Comune di Firenze e MUS.E in collaborazione con Paolo Penko e Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio rientra nelle Celebrazioni per il Cinquecentenario dalla nascita di Cosimo I e Caterina de’ Medici, promosse da un Comitato organizzatore costituito da oltre venti istituzioni culturali cittadine e coordinato dal Comune di Firenze.
Nel palazzo di Cosimo.
I simboli del potere, ripercorrerà idealmente, sala dopo sala, abitudini, significati e ruoli della vita della Reggia medicea. Nel percorso saranno visibili 8 totem che raccontano la storia e la vita quotidiana di Cosimo I nel Palazzo.
L’iniziativa Nel palazzo di Cosimo. I simboli del potere è a cura di Carlo Francini, Responsabile Ufficio UNESCO Comune di Firenze e di Valentina Zucchi, Responsabile Mediazione MUS.E, con catalogo Edifir.
Visitabile solo su prenotazione acquistando il biglietto di ingresso on line

Orario: sab/dom/lun 15-20
Salvo chiusure straordinarie

Info Point area Biglietteria
Tel. (+39) 055 2768224

Your ticket, starting at


- + More than 25 years old Full € 12.50 + presale € 1
- + Reduced € 10.00 + presale € 1
- + Admission free

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