Come and visit Florence,immerse yourself in the history of this city, which dates back many centuries. This private guided tour will allow you to visit Palazzo Vecchio,the royal residence of the Medici family during the Renaissance. It was built in the late 1200s and was the second seat of the Florentine Republic. In 1500, following the political rise of the Medici family, which became lords and masters of Florence, the Palace became the residence of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Finally, in 1800 following the unity of Italy and during the period of Florence capital, it also became the seat of the Italian Parliament. Inside you can visit the Government Rooms of the Republic and the private rooms of the Grand Ducal family renovated and embellished by the architect and chronicler Giorgio Vasari,appreciated by the Grand Duke. The main attraction of the Palace is the Salone dei 500, entirely frescoed by Vasari, as well as the halls and apartments of Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo. By purchasing this ticket, you will also enjoy one of the best views of the city from the terrace located at the back of the Palace, ending the visit to the Halls where the ancient Florentine Republic once met (Sala dei Gigli, Sala dei Mappe geografiche, Sala dell'ultimo Cancelliere della Repubblica). The ticket also includes the archaeological site and access to the tower. Today the Palace is also the seat of the Municipality of Florence and for a century it is known as Palazzo Vecchio for its past.