Secret passages of Palazzo Vecchio reopen August 1

The tours return after a year and a half of closure, t

Editorial Staff
July 30, 2021 - 17:13

To the delight of visitors, the secret routes through Palazzo Vecchio will restart in the much-loved Florentine palazzo on August 1.



Studiolo of Francesco I



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 [email protected] 055 2768224.




Gates and towers


Spectacular view of Torre San Niccolò



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 protected], or calling 055 2768224.



Opening hours

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

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