The ‘Quartieri’ consist of the Monumental Rooms used for public reception purposes – the Salone dei Cinquecento, the Sala dei Duecento, the Sala dei Gigli and the Sala dell’Udienza -, Francesco I’s Studiolo and the Medici apartments (the "Quartiere di Eleonora" and the "Quartiere degli Elementi").
The rooms were frescoed by artists such as Ghirlandaio, Bronzino and Vasari and also house some of the sculptural masterpieces of the Renaissance: Michelangelo’s Victory and Donatello’s bronze group depicting Judith and Holofernes. The Association Mus.e runs interactive workshops and guided tours for adults and youngsters.
If you're looking for an extraordinary experience to try with your children, Mus.e Association organizes daily activities for families with children of different age groups, starting from 4 years. All activities are by reservation.
For a fun independent visit, you can rent a Family Kit (from 6 years old) with a map and other useful objects for an exciting tour to explore the Palace or the historical city centre.
Palazzo Vecchio - Quartieri Monumentali
Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italia
Entrance from the “Cortile della Dogana”, on the left-hand side of the building. The whole palace is accessible, with the exception of mezzanine, rampart walk, Arnolfo Tower and other rooms dedicated to educational activities.
A ramp leads to the equipped toilets (ask the cloakroom employees for the key). The Salone dei Cinquecento and the other areas are accessible by elevator (the door is 75 cm/2,7 ft wide) or through alternative routes (ask the staff). Two wheelchairs are available (ask at the cloakroom).
The Archaeological site called “Excavations of the Roman Theatre” is partially accessible (with an accompanying person). It is closed since March 2020, and it will reopen only when the health emergency will be definitely solved, as it is not possible to guarantee minimum social distancing.
MUS.E Association regularly organizes guided tours and workshops in Palazzo Vecchio and in the other City Museums of Florence for special audiences with visual or hearing impairments and people with intellectual disorders or senile decay. These activities are designed for the specific needs of any of them, to make the museum experience immersive, relevant and enjoyable for all. For information and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org ; + 39 055-2768224.