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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)
Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)

Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)

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Piazza de' Pitti, Florence, 50125

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.

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Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
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$71.49 per adult
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Delightful Pitti Palace tour
Three couples from Texas comprised the small group tour of the Palatine Gallery on November 6. We found ourselves in the company of an extremely knowledgeable guide who effectively shared his enthusiasm for the artwork collected by the Medici family. He made excellent use of the time we had in the gallery and recommended a number of additional things we could see in the palace following our tour. We were very pleased with the tour.
LucretiaA, Nov 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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overwhelming ...
DrVIOREL_B, Sep 2021
Palazzo Pitti - Priority Ticket
overwhelming by all means - architecture, gardens and interiors. how lucky dostojewski must have been, to live just across the street. anytime again.
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Pitti Palace is a must
Benny_W, Sep 2021
Gems of Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery & Boboli Garden Small Group Guided Tour
FlorencePass provides an excellent tour, extremely knowledgeable about the art and history. Speech is slow and very distinct easy to understand. This tour was amazing, especially seeing so many well known artists displayed.
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Pitti Palace
Matthew1026, Dec 2019
Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)
What a wonderful tour. Our guide, Leonardo was amazing. Unfortunately we were not able to go into the boboli gardens due to weather but tour company wasted no time in refunding that portion of the ticket. Highly recommend this tour.
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Fantastic Tour of Palace and Gardens
Lovemytravels11, Nov 2019
Gems of Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery & Boboli Garden Small Group Guided Tour
Our tour guide (Roberto or Roberta?) was wonderful. She did a great tour of the palace, but clearly her forte was the gardens. Her knowledge of horticulture is quite amazing and she made the whole experience quite fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. We can highly recommend this tour and guide. (Thanks Roberto!)
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Wonderful tour and guide
j b, Nov 2019
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
We enjoyed a most informative and enlightening tour. Our guide had such an understanding of the amazing art and history - we loved this tour. Highly recommend!
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Background and perspective
Travel45580997764, Oct 2019
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
Our wonderful guide Sarah brought to life the history and stories of the Medici’s and the artists of the time with such insight and detail that it backfilled much of the knowledge to explain what we had already experienced in Florence. Highly recommend this tour and can’t thank Sarah enough for sharing her knowledge with us.
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CHILDREN ARE FREE
paula0d0nnell, Dec 2019
Skip-the-Line: Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery Ticket at the Pitti Palace
I visited Italy with a school group of 24 students in Dec 2019 and used Viator to book skip the line tickets to the Pitti Palace. The Pitti Palace itself is an amazing museum and I thoroughly recommend it. Just one note of warning - minors (children under 18) are free of charge (need ID). After having paid a lot of money to Viator for our tickets I was not at all happy to arrive there to be told minors are free and we could have saved ourselves over $300. It is also not necessary to book Skip-the-line tickets when travelling in low season. When we arrived at 10am on Sun 15 Dec the place was empty
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A Wonderful Guide
Juby B, Oct 2019
Gems of Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery & Boboli Garden Small Group Guided Tour
Don't miss this tour of the Pitti Palace, Gallery and Boboli. It is a full morning, and the garden tour does not start until noon, so another couple of hours after that. It is al lot of walking, but absolutely wonderful. Our guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining. She made the tour through the gallery come alive. What a lovely day!
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Not as Much to See as I Had Hoped
chenig730, Oct 2019
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
The tour guide was good and she pointed out the best of what was on display. But the sad fact of the matter is that there are a lot of less than glorious paintings. And the apartments of the king and queen are tired and uninteresting. Had I known this, I would have taken a tour of the gardens instead.
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A beautiful attraction
Evelyn W, Oct 2019
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
This is a beautiful palace and not to be missed. Our tour guide was very informative and pleasant, we had a beautiful day to be there.
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Skip the Gardens
Go61492053208, Oct 2019
Gems of Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery & Boboli Garden Small Group Guided Tour
The Pitti Palace was great and we only had six people in our group. Our guide was very good and I would say the Palace is a must-see. The gardens involve a lot of steps and inclines and have not been restored. Few flowers, fountains do not work, grass needed mowing. I would skip the gardens and do more in the palace.
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A wonderful tour and tour guide
saidkazemi, Oct 2019
Gems of Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery & Boboli Garden Small Group Guided Tour
This small group tour was organized by FlorencePass. There were only 6 participants for the Palace and Gallery tour. Roberta, our tour guide was nor only very knowledgeable and explained everything with passion, she obviously loved and cared a lot about what she did. Although only two people, me and my wife, had purchased a guided tour for Boboli Gardens, the organizers did not cancel the tour and we could enjoy a private garden tour with Roberta. We truly enjoyed the tour and Roberta's guidance. We highly recommend FlorencePass and Roberta.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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