To the delight of visitors, the secret routes through Palazzo Vecchio will restart in the much-loved Florentine palazzo on August 1.
Tours take in the narrow stone staircase commissioned by Gualtieri di Brienne, carved into the depths of the medieval wall, as well as the Studiolo of Francesco I, a treasure chest filled with the refined collection of the Medici, including the writing desk of Cosimo I. It is only accessible via passages that are hidden behind paintings and permits a view of the vast trussed space above the Salone dei Cinquecento.
The tours are for those aged 10 years and above, and take place everyday at 10.30am, 12.00pm, 3.00pm, and 4.30pm. Tours last 1 hour and 15 minutes, with reservation required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 055 2768224.
Gates and towers
Visits to the towers and city gates are also part of MUS.E‘s summer cultural offerings. Visits cost 6 euro, or free for holders of the Card del Fiorentino. Reservation required by emailing email@example.com, or calling 055 2768224.
Torre San Niccolò – every day
Torre della Zecca – August 7, 28 and September 18
Porta Romana – August 14, September 4 and 25
Bastione San Giorgio – August 21, September 11, October 2