Rete civica del Comune di Firenze

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio


  • Your ticket is open-ended and can be used any time within six months of purchase
  • Entry to the museum: please go straight to the museum entrance without going by the ticket office
  • Entry to the museum + guided tour and/or Family activities: please show up at the InfoPoint at least 15 minutes before the slot you have booked into
  • Special entrance to the ticket office for disabled visitors and their companions (admission free)
  • If institutional ceremonies are scheduled some of the rooms may be closed and visiting hours or itineraries may vary

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

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.

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.

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE: The Excavations of the Roman Theatre of Florence
No Access for children under 8 years of age
SEDIA_ROTELLE Partially accessible

The climb to the top of the Tower involves negotiating 418 steep steps, there may be a short wait on the third floor because no more than 25 people are allowed on the Battlements or in the Tower at any one time
No Access for children under 6 years of age
All visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Visitors with a disability, heart condition or asthma, or who suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia, are strongly advised against attempting the climb.
Access to the Tower is suspended in the event of rain, when the tour ends at the Battlements.
SEDIA_ROTELLE 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).

Opening hours, contacts and address

Piazza della Signoria
Tel. Ticket Office + 39 055 2768325


The archaeological site is not open to children under the age of 8, for safety reasons.

From October to March
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 9 a.m - 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
24 and 31 december: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
from 26 to 30 december: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
1 january: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
from 2 to 6 january: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
25 march: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

From April to September
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 9 a.m - 11 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
25 april, 1 may, 2 june, 15 august: 9 a.m - 11 p.m.

Last entry: one hour before closing time


No Access for children under 6 years of age for safety reasons.
All visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Access to the Tower is suspended in the event of rain, when the tour ends at the Battlements

From October to March
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (no admission after 4.30 p.m.)
Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (no admission after 1.30 p.m.)

From April to September
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 9 a. m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Last entry: one hour before closing time

Every day except for Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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

May be visited by appointment only
maximum 25 people every 30 minutes

Opening hours: Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
May be closed on certain special occasions

Information and reservations:
Info Point in the Ticket Office area
Tel. (+39) 055 2768224 – (+39) 055 2768558

Ticket: € 3.00
guided visit every Saturday h. 4.30 p.m.
€ 2,5 for those residingin the metropolitan area and € 5 for those not residing in the metropolitan area

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.

Leonardo da Vinci. Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari

23 February 2019 - 12 January 2020
(The itinerary is included in the standard price of admission to the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio)
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio is celebrating the unfinished masterpiece that is the Battle of Anghiari with an itinerary retracing its history through the various testimonials it houses, accompanying them for the occasion with special tools exploring the theme in greater depth.
The itinerary kicks off in the Salone dei Cinquecento area in which searches have been conducted in recent years to discover whether there are still any residual traces of Leonardo's painting, beneath Vasari's fresco of the Battle of Marciano. A video in the hall tells the story of the Battle of Anghiari with images and 3D models showing what the hall looked like in Leonardo's day and its subsequent transformation. The video has been specially produced for the occasion on the basis of the most recent scholarship, striving for stringent historical authenticity.
We then move over to the opposite wall to discover the memories of Leonardo's work concealed in Vasari's fresco depicting the Rout of the Pisans at Torre San Vincenzo. The itinerary continues on the floor above, where the Apartments of Eleonora of Toledo host an old replica of the Battle of Anghiari that is one of the closest copies to the original. And finally, our journey winds up on the Mezzanine floor where the Loeser Bequest has a rare sketch on a tile showing the central scene of the Rout of the Pisans at Torre San Vincenzo and renowned terracotta Battle Scenes from the Rustici workshop testifying to the exceptional impact of Leonardo's unfinished work on his contemporaries.

Leonardo da Vinci e Firenze. Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus

29 March - 24 June 2019
Hall of Lilies

Leonardo da Vinci died 500 hundred years ago in the castle of Clos-Lucé in France. Although he had been away from Florence for ten years, he felt a close attachment to his city until the end. All his life he called himself a ‘Florentine painter’: in his will he indicated that he wished to be buried at the ‘church of Saint-Florentin of Amboise’; the year before his death, he dedicated one of his last writings to the menagerie of lions behind the Palazzo Vecchio. The page on the symbolic animal of Florence testifies to a still vivid memory and bears the significant date of 24 June 1518, the day of the city’s patron saint. It is in the name of this connection that the city now renders him homage with the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus. On display at the Palazzo Vecchio – still today the most representative site of the city, as it was in the artist’s time – are twelve handwritten folios by Leonardo, from the esteemed Biblioteca Ambrosiana. The exhibition is curated by Cristina Acidini and runs from 29 March to 24 June 2019. Sponsored by the City of Florence, it is organized by Mus.e with the valuable contribution of ENGIE, a world player in energy and services, with activities aimed at making them a leader in the energy transition to zero CO2 emissions.

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Advance booking fee € 1.00 per ticket.

Prices and terms valid until 24 June 2019


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