The most famous museums of Florence, such as Uffizi and Academia Gallery, are closed on Monday. So what can be done on Monday in Florence? Well, to start off how about a walking tour of the centre and a guided visit to Palazzo Vecchio.
A guided tour on Mondays is just what everybody needs when the known museums are closed and you are in the mood to explore the facts and secrets of two thousand years of history of Florence. This is once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the town centre from an extraordinary perspective.
There's nothing better than a walking tour of the centre of the beautiful city of Florence. Admiring the beautiful Duomo, the squares, the monuments and Ponte Vecchio will take you back in time. If this is not enough then a guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio is just what you need.
The Palazzo Vecchio, also known as the Old Palace, is the city hall of Florence. This palace was built at the start of the 14th century and was then known as the palace of the people. The large bell hoisted inside the bell tower in the palace is what makes the palace so unique and historical.
The palace was originally known as Palazzo del Popolo which meant people's palace and represented the political life in Florence. Important rooms and great work of the most celebrated artists. While visiting Palazzo Vecchio one cannot miss the tour of the spectacular Salone dei Cinquecento that was designed by the great Giorgio Vasari for the Grand Duke Cosimo I. Salone dei Cinquecento is the most imposing chamber of the palace and one cannot simply ignore the beauty and enormity of the chamber.
After Salone dei Cinquecento, a tour of Palazzo Vecchio must also include the other important rooms of the famous historical people who lived there. For instance, the rooms dedicated to the Medici Popes Leo X and Clement VII, the famous room of the Elements and the apartment of Eleonora. There are also numerous areas decorated by masterpieces that must definitely be included in the tour.
If your guess is the work of the popular renaissance artists then your guess is absolutely right. Some great works by the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Verrocchio is to die for.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
This tour is free for children 0-5 years old. For children 6-14 years old the price is 25€.
We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.