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Palazzo Vecchio Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

Florence, 4 December 2023 – A little-known but rich in charm and history part of Palazzo Vecchio is once again open to citizens. The apartment of Baron Bettino Ricasoli and the rooms of Firenze Capitale and Sala Rossa will be accessible with guided tours in five appointments from December 2023 to April 2024, with free entry upon reservation. The visits are organized thanks to the support of the volunteers of the Friends of the Florentine museums association. It will be possible to visit the spaces in which the apartment of Baron Bettino Ricasoli, Governor of Tuscany, was created in 1860, and where the offices of the deputy mayor Alessia Bettini are also located today and the rooms called Firenze Capitale, where the offices of the Council are now located municipal. It will be the deputy mayor Bettini and the president of the municipal council Luca Milani who will welcome the visitors.

“The opening to citizens of historic spaces such as the apartment of the Governor Bettino Ricasoli and the rooms of Florence Capital is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with the history of the city. For this reason, we wanted to propose a calendar of events offering the opportunity to explore the political history of Florence through these often little-known rooms. The guided tours promise to enrich the knowledge of these fascinating places, contributing to the enhancement of the city’s cultural heritage. Thanks to the volunteers of the Friends of the Museums who support us in our commitment to making history accessible to citizens, in order to create a precious link between the past and present of Florence, especially among the younger generations”.

“The six years of Florence as Capital were crucial for the transformation of the city – said the President of the City Council Luca Milani –, both from an urban planning, social and cultural point of view, but equally for the creation of a united Italy. In the rooms of Palazzo Vecchio it is possible to retrace this history and see the main characters, also thanks to the Friends of the Florentine museums, their preparation and dissemination ability”. The visits will take place on 13 December 2023 and then on 10 January, 14 February, 13 March and 10 April 2024 from 3pm to 4.45pm. Reservations are mandatory on 055 286465 or by email to segreteria@amicideimusei.it.

If You want discover more abut Florence and it secrets you can come at our tour that start from Santa Maria Novella square. In front of church facade next to the Minerva Hotel. You can book your tour at our website Florence free tour. We will meet at the meeting point and with our official tour guide, local guide of Florence you will have the opportunity to see the beauty of this town for free. Our tour are based on tips, so please be generous with the guide.