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In the footsteps of "Inferno" by Dan Brown through the Secret Sights of Palazzo Vecchio

The tour, which includes a mouthwatering lunch, follows the adventure of Robert Langdon inside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, reliving the atmosphere of the novel "Inferno" by Dan Brown and the fantastic movie starring Tom Hanks.

Start with a typical Florentine lunch in a characteristic and historic restaurant located in the heart of the Medicean district. This element of the tour is unguided.

Then head to the Palazzo Vecchio and meet your guide. Built in 1299 to be the basis for the Republic of Florence, and then restored by Vasari for the Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici, the building is Florence's current town hall. Here, you will enjoy access to places not normally open to visitors, led by an English-speaking professional guide authorized by the Museum.

During this extraordinary tour you will have access to the "Duke of Athens staircase", a secret escape way built into the walls of the building and discover the magnificence of the “Salone dei Cinquecento”: huge frescos by Vasari, with the mysterious message "cerca trova" (Seek and You Shall find) at the top right of the painting.

Furthermore, climb the ancient “Capriate” (trusses) supporting the roof of the Salone dei Cinquecento and you will see the original “death mask of Dante Alighieri”, before moving into the “Hall of Geographical Maps”, where lies the secret passage used by Robert Langdon in Inferno to escape from the building.

You can enter through the secret step up in “Bianca Cappello’s dressing room” which is opened exclusively for this tour. After the guided visit, it is possible the access to the secret "Studiolo of Francesco I".

Important: The entrance time of the Palazzo Vecchio visit can be subject to changes depending on museum availability. If the scheduled time isn't available, it will be confirmed for the nearest available entrance time. For this reason, it's essential to reconfirm your tour using the details provided on your voucher.

Experience Includes

  • Guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio following in the footsteps of Robert Langdon from Dan Brown's Inferno
  • Experienced knowledgable guide
  • Discover the mysterious message ''seek and you shall find'' and Dante's death mask
  • Visit places not normally open to visitors
  • Enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch
  • Delicious lunch with drinks

    Experience Excludes

    • Optional gratuities
    • Addiitonal refreshments
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off

    Departs

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, April to October.

    Departure location

    Lunch: Giannino Restaurant – Borgo San Lorenzo 33/37 red. Tour: Florence, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio entrance on the left side (Via dei Gondi) – at the ticket office

    Start times

    12.00pm (lunch). 1.45pm (tour).

    Duration

    1 hours 15 minutes plus time for your lunch.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Important: The entrance time of the Palazzo Vecchio visit can be subject to changes depending on museum availability. If the scheduled time (normally 1.45pm) isn't available, it will be confirmed for the nearest available entrance time. For this reason, it's essential to reconfirm your tour using the details provided on your voucher.
    • Itinerary subject to change.
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure.
    • Children aged 0-5 years are free of charge. Proof of age may be requested.
    • Lunch not included age 0-5 years olds.
    • During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, absolutely not attributable to Caf Tour & Travel responsibility.
    • Cancellation Policy: There will be no penalty for cancellations of tour or service communicated in writing to Caf Tour & Travel up to 48 hours before departure time of the tour or service. Less than 48 hours before departure time of tour or service 100% of the total price will be due and no reimbursement will be granted. No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established; similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the tour.