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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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$68.99 per adult
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A 4 Hour graduate course!
Our guide, Mauricio, was outstanding! His knowledge of art, history, architecture, government, politics, and horticulture were amazing. He was informative, engaging with the perfect mix of humor and insight. We would absolutely take another tour of Pitti and Bobili with him again!
SeanMullin, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Pitti Tour
Kristin_C, Oct 2021
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
We loved having a guide and learning about the history. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Amazing artwork!
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Unbelievable!!
Karla_B, Oct 2021
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
The whole tour was amazing! Mauricio was extremely knowledgeable about the Medici family and the works of art in the palace. I am grateful for his time and help understanding the wonderful preservation of all the works of art!!!
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Elena knows so much about...
Stephen_W, Oct 2021
Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate Tour
Elena knows so much about the city, its history and nuances. She knows where to direct your attention in the place and gardens. Wonderful afternoon !
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overwhelming ...
VIOREL_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
Pitti Palace Boboli Garden & Palatina Gallery 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
Matthew_S, 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
Pitti Palace Boboli Garden & Palatina Gallery 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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Pitti Palace visit
AnaPaula_F, Oct 2021
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
It is a guided tour that makes us notice lots of things that otherwise we might have not noticed. We get to know more about Florence history.
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CHILDREN ARE FREE
PAULA_O, 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
Pitti Palace Boboli Garden & Palatina Gallery 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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Delightful Pitti Palace tour
Lucretia_A, Nov 2019
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided 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.
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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!

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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