PALAZZO VECCHIO

Itinerary Details

HEART OF FLORENCE AND SYMBOL OF THE CITY'S HISTORY
This palace used to be the siege of the Signoria, and of the Medici family.   The entrance court is decorated with white and gold stuccos and frescoes from the 1500s.  The first floor hosts the Salone del Cinquecento, which had been frescoed originally by Michelangelo and Leonardo and then by Vasari and his followers.  The rooms on the first floor are dedicated each to one of the Medici (Cosimo, Il Vecchio, Lorenzo, Leone, etc.) with relative frescoes.  The second floor hosts the "Quartiere degli Elementi", a chapel decorated by Bronzino, conference rooms (sala dell’Udienza and Sala dei Gigli) richly decorated, and the Loeser collection, which includes works by Tino da Camaino, Berruguete, Rustici, Bronzino, Cellini.