Firenze, interno di Palazzo Vecchio: lo studiolo di Francesco I
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Palazzo Vecchio’s Museum

Discovering the city’s political center

Firenze
Probably designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, the Palazzo Vecchio was founded in 1299, as the seat of the Priors of the Arts: At this time, it was appreciated for its tough but elegant structure and its characteristic crested tower that is directly linked to the facade. It was the headquarters of the ‘Signoria’ in the fifteenth century. In 1540, by order of Cosimo I de’ Medici, it became the residence of the Grand Ducal family. The structure was transformed by Vasari into a sumptuous palace. Inside, you’ll find the Salone dei Cinquecento, the precious Studiolo of Francesco I and refined frescoes in Eleonora’s quarters. The palace’s frescoes were executed by artists such as Ghirlandaio, Francesco Salviati, Bronzino and Vasari. In the Palazzo, there are also several masterpieces that are representative of sculpture from the Renaissance. Visitors are sure to appreciate ‘The Genius of Victory’ by Michelangelo and the bronze group of ‘Judith and Holofernes’ by Donatello.
Palazzo Vecchio Museum                               
Monumental Quarters
Piazza Signoria - Tel. 055 2768325

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 9-19 Thu 9-14; Sundays and holidays: 10-19; Thursdays and weekday holidays: 10-14

Entrance: € 6,00 - Combined ticket  Palazzo Vecchio-Cappella Brancacci: € 8,00
The ticket offices close 30 minutes before the museum closing time, 1 hour  before at Palazzo Vecchio. Yearly closing day: Jan 1st, Easter, May 1st, Aug 15th,  Dec 25th.
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