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Written by Rahul on May 14, 2020 Share on

Palazzo Vecchio, The old palace of Florence

The greatness of one city is always known in the amount of the rich culture that the city holds in. That is why some cities are even worth visiting more than 1 time. One of such cities will definitely be the great, culturally rich and the capital city of Tuscany region, the city of Florence.

This beautiful city has been the hub for many film shoot because of the rich look the place caters to the common man’s eyes. And it is also the house of the Old Palace, The Palazzo Vecchi, which can be also known as the Palazzo Del Priori. This was originally called the Palazzo Della Signoria. Now, this is also one of the most famous museums in and around Florence. Tha Palazzo bears the salient features of Art and literature history of Florence. Now, let us deep-dive into the facts and information about this gem of a monument.

Palazzo Vecchi of Florence
Palazzo Vecchi of Florence | Picture Courtesy: Wallpaper Flare (Google)

The 5 Facts Section

1. Originally called the Palazzo Della Signoria, The monument acquired the name of Palazzo Vecchi. This was because of the Medici Duke’s residence was moved across the River Arno, to the Palazzo Pitti.
2. Palazzo Vecchi is one of the most important tourism spots to be visited. This happened a huge tourism success as the Palace is situated in the heart of the Tuscan City.
3. The bitter rivalry between the Papacy and the struggle caused to the destruction of the house of the supporters of the Roman empire (Ghibellines). This Paved way to the construction of Palazzo.
4. This place contains many arts and sculptures tell us the history of the Roman empire, important events and the rulers of the empire during the Renaissance period.
5. The High Tower of the Palazzo is one of the highest points to give you a Panoramic view. The hight of the tower is up to 95 metres.

The Entrance of Palazzo Vecchi
The Entrance of Palazzo Vecchi | P.C – Flickr (Google)

The Direction Guide

The Old palace of Florence is a Masterpiece architecture in Italy. This is one of the places that have to be visited once when visiting Florence. This is one of the top attraction sites that is visited by the customers.

Piazza Della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

By Bus:
The Bus services that take you to the gates of the Boboli gardens are:
C1, C2, C3.
The nearest Bus stop near the Palazzo is the Galleria Degli Uffizi.

Taking Santa Maria Novella train station as a point, giving you directions and means of transport from there.

By Bus:
You can board the C2 number bus from the Station and it oddly takes 15 minutes to reach the Palazzo. Approximate cost will be 1.50 – 2.50 €.

By Taxi:
The drive is a 5 km long drive and it is a 15-minute drive from the Basilica. The taxi costs up to 15-20 €.

Google Maps (Street View)
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Google Maps (Satellite View)
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info


From October to March:
Every day except Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
(Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

From April to September
Every day except Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
(Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
April 25, May 1, June 2, August 15: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Extraordinary Openings
Ponte Ognissanti
1 and 2 November 2019: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Ponte Immacolata
7 December 2019: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Christmas holidays
from 26 to 30 December: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
January 1: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
from 2 to 6 January: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Florentine New Year
25 March: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Museum Entry: 12.50 €
Sala Dei Duecento: € 3.00
Archaeological Route: € 4.00
(access not allowed under 8 years)
Museum + Full Archaeological Route: € 16.00

FREE ENTRANCE: up to 18 years, all nationalities students and their teachers. 

Between May and September will be the best time to visit Florence.

There are no specific dress codes in case of entering into the Palazzo Vecchi. You can take the tour in your comfortable casual clothing with good walking shoes as you will have to walk a lot in the Museum.

I hope you have all the information about the many arts and sculptures tell us the history of the Roman empire. This also gives you a whole view of all the great artistic features of the Italian culture This will This should definitely be on your checklist whenever you will be travelling to Europe. All the major attractions can be fitted into a 4 day ideal trip to Italy with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to fill in your bucket list with the activity.

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