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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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Palazzo Pitti - Priority Ticket

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 Medici Grand Dukes family, from Cosimo I to the last descendants (early 18th century), Ferdinando, Gian Gastone and lastly Anna Maria Luisa also known as the Palatine Electress to whom it is dedicated the museum. The successors of the Medici, the Habsburg Lorraine, up to the first King of Italy with adjoining Royal apartments. In addition to the civic and political function of the rooms, the museum also preserves a private collection of Florentine paintings, ancient statues, furniture and mosaics of great beauty and historical importance. Not to mention the frescoes that decorate the ceilings and walls. By purchasing this type of ticket, you will have the opportunity to additionally purchase the ticket for the Boboli Gardens.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.77
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$39.77
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Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.10
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$71.10

Pitti Palace Tour in Florence: Palatine Gallery

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.56
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Small Group Tour to Pitti Palace, Palatina Gallery and Boboli Gardens

Small Group Tour to Pitti Palace, Palatina Gallery and Boboli Gardens

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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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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
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$95.20
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$95.20

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover Italian art, history and culture on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Florence. Select a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and travel around the city’s top attractions, hopping on and off as you like. See the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo, the burial spot of Galileo and Machiavelli at Santa Croce church and more. Your pass includes unlimited rides for the duration selected and 360-degree views from the open air of the upper deck.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.29
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$22.29

Medici Masters of Florence Tour

Medici Masters of Florence Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the stories of the most elite families of the time • Walk to see the most important streets and palaces • See the stunning architecture of the historical buildings - Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. From Giovanni de Medici to Lorenzo de Medici, see, hear about, and understand the power of this incredible family.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.17
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$61.17
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Electric Bike Guided Tour in Florence

Electric Bike Guided Tour in Florence

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This bike tour is one of the most amusing and entertaining ways to explore the city. Strolling on a bike throughout the city of Florence is an enjoyable way you can discover the hidden treasures of the Renaissance birthplace. We will explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the work place of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that marks of the city center since Roman times. As well as Michelangelo Square. A square that offers a perfect photo opportunity but allows you to view the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists, and captivating history of discovery and power. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence rich in history and art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.00
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$47.00
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Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)

Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.40
Price varies by group size
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$143.40
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Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.82
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$51.82
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The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal Residence

The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal Residence

Immerse yourself in the history of Italian royalty on a private tour of Pitti Palace with convenient pick–up from your Florence accommodations. In addition to navigating the vast grounds for you, your guide offers facts and little–known anecdotes often unheard by visitors. Unlike impersonal large–group tours, the private experience ensures the full attention of your guide and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.04
Price varies by group size
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$153.04
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Early Access to Pitti Palace & Small Group Guided Tour

Early Access to Pitti Palace & Small Group Guided Tour

Explore the Pitti Palace before the crowds arrive on this early access tour. With a small group of just eight people or fewer, walk through the empty palace to learn about the Grand Dukes of Tuscany's former residence. See architecture, frescoes, and priceless works of art on your tour, then finish up with a traditional Italian breakfast. You are free to explore the palace further on your own after the tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$108.45
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$108.45

Pitti Palace And Its Gardens (boboli & Bardini)

Pitti Palace And Its Gardens (boboli & Bardini)

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Revel in the lavish lifestyles of Florence’s grand dukes and duchesses on a tour of the Pitti Palace, built to house the powerful Medici rulers. See the impressive Renaissance and Baroque collections of these legendary art patrons, plus regal apartments and ceremonial quarters, while a guide fills in details of the Medici reign. Then step outside for a guided stroll through the palace’s elaborate Boboli and Bardini Gardens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.29
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$187.29

Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

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Discover the history of the Renaissance city on this walking tour of Florence. Led by a guide, see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and the bustling Piazza della Signoria, and many more. Enjoy stories of the city and its characters, including famous artists and rulers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.18
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Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery - Semi Private Tour

Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery - Semi Private Tour

We invite you to visit the last Medici residence in Florence as part of a small guided group that will allow you to enter from the priority entrance of the building, without waiting in long waiting lines. You will discover the most important works belonging to the daily life of the family of the Grand Dukes of the Medici, from Cosimo I to Anna Maria Luisa, the latter also called "Elettrice Palatina" from which the name of the gallery derives. The guide will show you the works concerning the families followed that of the Medici, from the Habsburgs Lorraine to the first King of Italy with annexed Royal apartments. You will visit the main attractions of the Palace, such as the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Museum of Fashion and Costume. The entrance ticket that the guide will give you will be valid for the whole day and will allow you to visit the gallery, remaining inside, even after the end of the guided tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.15
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$83.15
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Family Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

Family Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

Home to masterpieces by Italian artists including Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian, the 15th-century Pitti Palace ranks among Florence’s must-see attractions—but the hallways and galleries don’t always appeal to youngsters. On this family-friendly tour, explore the Pitti Palace in a fun and engaging way with your guide. With the art ticked off, let the kids blow off steam among the grottoes, oak trees, and statues in the open-air Boboli Gardens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$287.39
Price varies by group size
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Guided Tour for Small Group Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden

Guided Tour for Small Group Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden

This amazing tour will show you Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti), the sumptuous residence of three royal dynasties that ruled Florence over the centuries, the Medici, the Lorraine and the Savoy families, and two Renaissance gardens, Boboli Garden and Bardini Garden, great examples of “giardino all’italiana” where literally Nature meets Art.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.74
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$132.74
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Engaging Tour For Kids Of Pitti Palace And Boboli Gardens

Engaging Tour For Kids Of Pitti Palace And Boboli Gardens

Enjoy entertaining and educational visits to the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens with your family on a private 3-hour tour. Through dynamic narration and engaging activities, the tour is sure to hold the attention of kids and grown-ups alike. Learn about the exciting lives of the Medeici Family and other noble families inside the palace. Then enjoy the fresh air as you explore the sprawling gardens outside.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.31
Price varies by group size
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$280.31
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Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate Tour

Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate Tour

Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate Tour since 1980 HIGHLIGHTS Private tour - ensures personalized attention SKIP THE LONG LINES as you have a reserved priority entrance Experience and learn the history and nature with an licensed guide enjoy the experience of walking through the marvellous masterpieces of Pitti Palace and nature of the Boboli Garden
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.80
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$192.80
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PITTI PALACE and amazing food

PITTI PALACE and amazing food

All our tours are guaranteed for max 6 persons. Our goal is to make you enjoy all the artworks and make you discover all their curiosities, that’s why our visits are longer than the average of other agencies and are preceded or followed by a coffee or an aperitif together with us (included in the price) All our tour are customizable on demand without sacrificing high quality
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$156.65
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Pitti Palace: The Royal Palace of Florence

Pitti Palace: The Royal Palace of Florence

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Make the most of a visit to the former home of Florentine rulers and Italian royalty with a private tour of the Pitti Palace. The enormous estate could take days to explore, so avoid aimless wandering and ensure you see the most impressive highlights with a private guide at your disposal. Admire the Medici’s private art collection featuring works by Renaissance masters like Botticelli and Raphael, and get a glimpse of blue-blooded life inside the royal apartments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.00
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$241.00
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Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Pitti Palace and the Palatina Gallery with this guided tour. With a reserved entry ticket and time, you'll get access to all of the highlights of the galleries and exhibits while following a carefully curated itinerary. Listen to your guide's engaging narrative through provided audio headsets while you explore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.74
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$80.74
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Florence Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Florence Private Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this private half-day tour of Florence. With a guide dedicated just to you and your party, you can help create an itinerary that focuses on the main highlights or places that interest you specifically. Learn about the history and culture of Florence through guided commentary, and taste some of the country's best food with an included antipasti and wine tasting.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.99
Price varies by group size
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$140.99
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Florence Bike Tour with Gelato tasting

Florence Bike Tour with Gelato tasting

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Saddle up for a bike tour through the streets of Florence. Led by a local guide, pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and the iconic Ponte Vecchio. As you travel around the historic sites, learn interesting facts and anecdotes about this Renaissance city from your guide. Pull over to enjoy a complimentary coffee or gelato before finishing up your Florence biking excursion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$49.03
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$49.03
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Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart

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Zip around Tuscany's capital city, touring Florence aboard a convinent and eco-friendly electric gold cart. Explore the historic center of this 'cradle of Renaissance,' learning its many monumental sights and attractions through recorded commentary as you go. See such landmarks as the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the open-air Porcellino Market and lovely Ponte alle Grazie, a bridge destroyed during WWII and later reconstructed. Take in the surrounding scenery while your driver navigates the roads. You'll also have an opportunity to visit Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Italy's largest library.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.95
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$34.95

Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

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Explore an emerald oasis in the heart of Florence on a guided tour of the famous Boboli Gardens. Learn the history of the 16th-century royal gardens, built for Cosimo I de' Medici to adorn the Pitti Palace, and stroll through the lush expanse of manicured trees, ornate fountains and elaborate terraces with a guide. Along the way, uncover the many myths and allegories hidden among the park’s design and statuary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$65.07
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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 127 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 39.77. Guided Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tours start around USD 39.77 per person. See all 127 Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tickets and tours on Viator.
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