The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, Italy. The Medieval town hall is filled with history as it includes Roman ruins, Medieval architecture and Renaissance chambers filled with Art. The fortress palace was built in the very late 13th century and early 14th century, it has an impressive 94m high tower that offers views over the city of Florence. The building was built to be the seat of the government of the city and that remains its main purpose today, as it is home to the Mayor’s office and the municipal council. The building was also used as a palace residence for numerous years. Today, it hosts a museum and an observation tower which are both open to the public as well as being the home of the city’s government.
The town hall is a 10-minute walk away from the central transport hub of Florence, you can, however, get on the bus to the ‘Condotta’ stop which is a minute walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open from 9am-11pm in the summer months (April to September) Friday to Wednesday and it closes earlier on Thursdays at 2 pm. In the winter months (October to March) the museum is open 9am-7pm Friday to Wednesday with it closing on Thursdays at 2 pm. The museum has a flat entry fee of 10 euros for adults and 8 euros for concessions. The tower is open in the summer months (April to September) from 9am-9pm Friday to Wednesday with it closing earlier on Thursdays at 2 pm. In the winter months (October to March) the tower is open from 10am-5pm Friday to Wednesday with it closing earlier on Thursdays at 2 pm. Entrance to the tower only is a flat fee of 10 euros for adults and 8 euros for concessions. You can, however, get a combination ticket to the tower and museum which costs 18 euros for adults and 16 euros for concessions.