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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) Tours

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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)
Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) was built by Luca Pitti in the 1400s. A century later, Duchess of Florence Eleonora di Toledo purchased the Renaissance palazzo for her husband, Cosimo I de' Medici, and it remained the official residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the early 20th century. Today, Pitti Palace is Florence's largest museum complex.

The Basics
This massive stone palace was once home to the ruling Medici family, then to the Austrian House of Lorraine, and finally to the House of Savoy—until Victor Emmanuel III donated the palazzo and its contents to the nation of Italy in 1919. A full 140 rooms, housing a number of important museums and galleries, are open to the public. The Palatine Gallery, which holds an impressive collection of Renaissance masterpieces, including works by artists Raphael, Titian and Rubens, is the most famous. Visitors can also tour the sumptuous Royal Apartments, Silver Museum, Porcelain Museum, Carriage Museum, and Costume Gallery. The palazzo even houses a Modern Art Gallery, highlighting Italian painters from the 18th to early-20th centuries. 

An array of private and group tours, often including skip-the-line access to Pitti Palace and other nearby attractions, are available. Consider joining a walking tour of Florence that visits a number of Renaissance monuments built during the reign of the Medici family.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pitti Palace is one of Florence's most important attractions, home to centuries of art and history. Booking a guided tour including skip-the-line tickets is strongly recommended. 
  • Due to the sheer scope of the palace and its collections, by far the best way to visit is with a tour guide who can lead you through the highlights.
  • Large backpacks, bags, and umbrellas are not allowed inside; there is a free cloakroom at the entrance.
  • The palazzo is completely wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Pitti Palace is on the southern bank of the Arno River in the Oltrarno neighborhood, reached via the Ponte Vecchio bridge near the Uffizi Gallery. Take the No. 11 bus to Piazza San Felice or the C3 or D buses to the Pitti stop.

When to Get There
The palazzo can be very crowded between May and October, and at midday. Consider an early-morning or late-afternoon tour to avoid the peak visiting hours. The museums are closed on Mondays and holidays. 

Visiting the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens
After visiting Pitti Palace, take a stroll around the adjacent Boboli Gardens, dotted with Renaissance statues, fountains, and grottoes.
Address: Piazza de' Pitti, Florence 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily at 8:15am, closing times vary depending on the month. Closed Christmas and New Year's
Admission: Fees vary depending on gallery
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Florence

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, Aug 2019
Je n'ai pas pu utiliser mon ticket car impossible retourner pour le retirer. Un seul bureau dans tout Florence pour distribuer ces billets c'est très difficile de revenir si loin les chercher. Meilleure organisation si on les recevait par email après la commande et le paiement.

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Palazzo Pitti - Priority TicketAttraction Tickets

Palazzo Pitti - Priority Ticket

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Come and visit the last Medici residence in Florence. The museum takes place through the daily life of the Grand Dukes of the Medici family, from Cosimo I to the last descendants (early 700s), Ferdinando, Gian Gastone and finally Anna Maria Luisa, also known as the Electress Palatine to whom it is dedicated the museum. The successors of the Medici, the Asburgo Lorena, up to the first King of Italy with attached Royal apartments. In addition to the civic and political function of the rooms, the museum also houses a private collection of paintings, ancient statues, Florentine furniture and mosaics of great beauty and historical importance. Not to mention the frescoes that decorate the ceilings and walls.
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Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

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Get an up-close look at works from Titian, Raphael and Rubens on this tour of Florence’s Palatine Gallery. Located inside the Pitti Palace, former home of the Medici rulers, you’ll skip the main entrance lines with your guide and head straight inside. Explore the elaborate interior of the gallery and the impressive paintings on display as you learn about how the Medici family came to amass their private collection. To ensure an intimate experience, numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour.
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Pitti Palace and Palatina Gallery Entrance Ticket

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One of the top sights in Florence, Pitti Palace is home to a number of the city’s most important museums and collections. With this prepaid ticket, skip the long line at the ticket window and dedicate your time to visiting the Palatine Gallery, Royal and Imperial Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Costume and Fashion, and more. Take your time to marvel at the Medici’s private art collection and treasury.
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Immerse yourself in Tuscan art, architecture, and landscaping during this small-group tour. You'll tick three of the top area highlights—Pitti Palace, the Palatina Gallery, and the Boboli Gardens—off your must-see list on a single tour. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and have plenty of time to ask questions. Your guide will provide in-depth commentary about the Renaissance history and art objects of each stop.
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Pitti Palace Tour in Florence: Palatine Gallery

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Visit Pitti Palace in Florence for a tour of its Palatine Gallery, a collection of private rooms and chambers that were once used by the grand dukes of the Medici family. Home to a wealth of Renaissance and baroque paintings, the gallery is fascinating to explore. Let an art-historian guide show you its highlights, and discover the showpieces of the Planetary Rooms along with works by Raphael, Titian, and Rubens.
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Trace the footsteps of Florence’s powerful Medici family and learn how these medieval art patrons helped spark the Renaissance. Visit Medici chapels and palaces while hearing tales of court intrigue and scandals. Follow the historic Vasari Corridor that dukes and duchesses used to cross the city in secret, and finish across the River Arno with included admission to your choice of either the Palazzo Pitti — the last Medici residence — or the royal Boboli Gardens.
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Come and visit the last Medici residence in Florence with a private local guide. The museum takes place through the daily life of the Grand Dukes of the Medici family, from Cosimo I to the last descendants (early 700s), Ferdinando, Gian Gastone and in the end Anna Maria Luisa also called the Electress Palatine to whom the museum is dedicated. In addition to the civic and political function of the rooms, the museum also houses a private collection of paintings, ancient statues, Florentine furniture and mosaics of great beauty and historical importance. Not to mention the frescoes that decorate the ceilings and walls. Main attractions of the building: - Galleria Palatina - Real apartments - Gallery of Modern Art - Treasure of the Grand Dukes - Museum of Fashion and Costume At the end of the guided tour of the Pitti Palace, the guide will give you the entrance to the Boboli Gardens
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) hours of operation?
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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) hours of operation: Open daily at 8:15am, closing times vary depending on the month. Closed Christmas and New Year's. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 117 Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) costs USD 37.76. Guided Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tours start around USD 37.76 per person. See all 117 Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tickets and tours on Viator.
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