The Old Palace by Giorgio Vasari

The transformation of the medieval Palace into a Renaissance Court was mainly carried by Giorgio Vasari, “ architect and painter of His Serene Highness The Duke Cosimo between 155 and 1574.
Gorgio Vasari remembered that “the Duke had a very great desire that the place, which had been built in a haphazard way in various phases, and more for the convenience of its occupants than in a good order, should be corrected.
He wanted to follow the existing walls and to make new buildings without destroying what was already there…” Who better than Giorgio Vasari can help visitors in understanding the extraordinary commitment he had invested when creating Cosimo’s Ducal Palace? The narrator is an actor playing Giorgio Vasari and illustrates to visitors the cultural policy decision of the Duke and Vasari’s extraordinary talent of combining sumptuous and richly decorated rooms for this Mannerist masterpiece.

Highlights: The Narrator dressed as Giorgio Vasari himself illustrates to visitors the cultural policy decision of the Duke and Vasari’s extraordinary talents.

What’s included: Entrance to the Quartieri Monumentali and guided by a professional guide.
Available: Monday to Saturday.
Starting at :4 daily departures at 10:30am; 12pm; 3pm and 4:30pm, on request.
Duration: 1 h 30 min (approx.)
Person: min 1, max 20

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