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Vatican and St Peters private tour, Monday 17th March 2014

I would like to give you feedback on the above which our party of 8 enjoyed immensely.

Everything was perfect, meeting, entry (lovely to pass those queues), technology, venue (of course), etc.

But the best thing about the whole morning was your guide Deborah. She is charming, friendly, erudite, and a real credit to you. We listened to her intently throughout, she held our attention, surprised us, interacted with us, answered all our questions, and made the morning very special. We would have missed so much without her. We all think we would like to meet her again and when we come back to Rome we would hope to do so.

Many thanks

Graham F. (UK)

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Guided tour of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy

Florence - the Palazzo Vecchio, a tour of the frescoes and a hands-on lesson in creating your own fresco.

Florence Palazzo Vecchio frescoes - guided tour and hands on instruction class

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We're now offering an interesting assortment of tours in and around the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence's Town Hall, although that name doesn't really do it justice in the imagination!), and this one is somewhat different; you'll have the chance to create your own small fresco, creating the design, preparing the materials and discovering the implements used, and then going on to apply the colouring. The museum has produced a short video here (external YouTube link).

Undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings in Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio sits in the very centre of the city, looking out onto Piazza dell Signoria and down onto the replica of Michelangelo's David.

The tour and lesson (available in English, Italian and French) last roughly an hour and a half, with an expert tour guide accompanying you (after your practical lesson in creating a fresco) to explore and explain frescoes by, amongst others, Francesco Salviati, Ghirlandaio and Bronzino.

The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8, nor is it suitable for those in wheelchairs (although the building itself does have wheelchair access)and is available at the following times:

From 15th of June to 30th of September 2014

Wednesdays and Sundays: 05.30 PM.

From 30th of September to 15th of June 2015

Fridays: 04.30 PM.

You will need to arrive at the Palazzo Vecchio at least 15 minutes before the tour is due to start, but we'd recommend arriving as early as possible as all visitors are required to pass through a metal detector, and this inevitably takes some time.

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