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In the footsteps of "Inferno" by Dan Brown

In the footsteps of "Inferno" by Dan Brown

Enjoy the atmosphere of the novel

The tour follows the adventure of Robert Langdon inside Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

What Makes This Tour Unique

  • 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 with Drinks

The tour takes place in Palazzo Vecchio, built in 1299 to be the basis for the Republic of Florence, and then restored by Vasari for the Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici. It will have 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 in the thickness of the walls of the building and you can discover the magnificence of the “Salone dei Cinquecento”: here are the huge frescos by Vasari, with the mysterious message "cerca trova" (Seek and You Shall find) at the top right of the painting.

Furthermore you can climb the ancient “Capriate” (trusses) supporting the roof of the Salone dei Cinquecento and you will can see the original “death mask of Dante Alighieri”, and then move into the “Hall of Geographical Maps”, where lies the secret passage used by Langdon to escape from the building: you can enter through that secret step up in the “Bianca Cappello’s dressing room”, also this opened exclusively for this must-experience.

After the guided visit it is possible the acces to the secret "Studiolo of Francesco I".

At the end of the Tour, you will continue this experience by enjoying a Florentine lunch in a characteristic and historic restaurant in the ancient merchant open gallery in the heart of the Medicean district.


Starting from June 2017:

Lunch available starting from 12:00pm + Guided Visit at 02:00pm

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  • Sala delle Carte Geografiche IMG 3867
  • Sala delle Udienze IMG 3840
  • Studiolo di Francesco I IMG 3884

In the footsteps of "Inferno" by Dan Brown

Standard tour


Start time:

Season: From May to October

Meeting point / Terminal: Central location of Florence (more details at time of booking)