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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Based on 46 Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Absolutely wonderful tour

Alicia was very professional and thorough. We learned a lot on our Tour.

2019-03-05

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4-Excellent
Jacob King

This tour was great. our guide was very informative about Florence’s history and knew answer to all our questions.

2018-05-21

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4-Excellent
Climb Duomo Florence Tour

Our guide Manuel Messina did very well.

2019-05-25

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Very friendly and engaging

Our Guide was very friendly. She has good knowledge of the history and monuments of Florence/Italy. Overall we enjoyed the tour even though the weather is very hot.

2019-02-16

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
CHARLES L

Superb!

2018-01-22

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Amanda

Excellent...wish we had more time

2019-03-15


Visit Pitti Palace

Deep in the heart of the city of Florence, stands an imposing and grandiose building. Behold “Palazzo Pitti” (Pitti Palace), once home to one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Italy. The former residential palace exudes luxury and extravagance from the ornate facade to the lavish interior dripping with priceless Renaissance artwork and furniture. 


Before anything else, the palace leaves you feeling small, insignificant, and curious to peek inside. Book your Pitti Palace tickets and walk in like a royal! Experience the life of the richest and most powerful families in Florence. Are ready to explore all the riches?


Book your Palazzo Pitti tickets for a Royal Visit


The Palace is home to the breathtakingly beautiful Boboli Gardens and the secret Vasari Corridor. It also contains many noteworthy and famous museums, as well as royal apartments depicting the life of Florentine nobility. The building is most impressive at sunset when its facade is covered in vibrant colors. Walk back through the years on a Pitti Palace tour. Allow yourself enough time to sink into all the lushness and beauty around. 

Palazzo Pitti Florence: Highlights

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Pitti Palace Tickets: Buying Tips

Pitti Palace: Know Before You Go

Quick Facts

City

Florence

Known For

Renaissance Art

Activity Type

Pitti Palace Tours

Yearly Visitors

4.1 Million (Uffizi Complex)

High Season

July & August

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

Palazzo Pitti Florence: Highlights

  • Tesoro dei Granduchi*: in the “Treasury of the Grand Dukes” admire the intricate ivory miniatures and be dazzled by the glittering tiaras and other gems and jewels. *Formerly known as the Silver Museum. Be sure to make you Pitti Palace museum reservations ahead of time if you want to see this stunning museum!
  • The Vasari Corridor: this secret passageway connected the Palace to the Uffizi Gallery, the interior of the Church Santa Felicita and the other Royal residence of the Medici Family; Palazzo Vecchio. Heaven’s forbid the family members should have to brush shoulders with the public! 
  • Raphaels & Rubens steal the show in the Palatine Gallery, one of the most famous of the Palazzo Pitti museums (located on the 1st floor). 
  • Galleria d’Arte Moderna: the extraordinary 18th to 19th-century collection on the 2nd floor.
  • Museo Della Moda e del Costume: book your Pitti Palace Costume Gallery tickets and enjoy the Fashion displays showcasing fashion trends from the times of Cosimo I to the Haute Couture of the 90s.
  • Giovanni da San Giovanni frescoes: evoking the mythology of Médici history at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent. 
  • The Boboli Gardens: find serenity in the stunning manicured greenery, dotted with sculptures and antiquities through the centuries. Reserve your tickets for the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens for one spectacular day out or guided tour!

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As you stand just centimeters away from some of the most sought after artwork in the world, let your experience be one to remember! Capture some of these priceless photo opportunities: 

  • Appartamenti Imperiali e Reali: these magnificent State Rooms were last lived in by Umberto I, Queen Margherita, and Victor Emmanuel III. Marvel at the Florentine Baroque glory and snap away!
  • The Porcelain Museum: the pink facade of the Casino del Cavaliere and the rich collection within, photogenic inside and out! 
  • Fontana del Bacco (1560): the famous fountain within the Boboli Gardens displays Bacchus astride the back of a tortoise.

Got a winner? Choose your best snap from one of the three most instagrammable spots listed above, post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram to be featured. 


Pitti Palace Tickets: Buying Tips

  • Combination Pitti Palace tickets are finally available, allowing you to see all the museums on your Pitti Palace visit. How? With your Pitti Palace combined tickets. Don’t panic - the collection is enormous but your ticket is valid for 72 hours! 
  • The Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum & Bardini Gardens must still be bought separately.
  • If you want to visit the apartments of the Duchess D'Aosta they can be seen during a Pitti Palace tour on weekends only. 
  • Skip-the-line if you’re short on time! Purchase Pitti Palace skip the line tickets before your visit and be sure of a fast track entrance. This is just one of the many Florence hacks!
  • Save time & money with a 2-in-1 ticket to visit the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, or the Florence Médici Mile and the Boboli Gardens. If you want the full deal, why not take advantage of the Palacio Pitti Firenze Pass.

Pitti Palace: Know Before You Go

  • Not all the Pitti Palace museums are always open. Therefore if you have your heart set on a specific collection make sure you check online and buy your Pitti Palace tickets in advance. 
  • Don't rush: allow yourself at least two hours for the highlights alone. Due to the vast collection, to really appreciate all of the Palace’s many museums, you’ll need a few days. Luckily your Palazzo Pitti Florence tickets are valid for 3 days, make the most of it! 
  • The first Sunday of each month offers free admission days for the Palace during the regular opening hours. However, crowds are inevitable, which means that you could waste hours in an endless queue. If you’re short on time, it is advisable to book your Palazzo Pitti tickets online in advance.

FAQ

Who owns the Pitti Palace?

First built by Luca Pitti, the Palace was bought by the Duke of Médici’s wife Eleanor of Toledo in 1549. It remained part of the Médici dynasty and residence of the Dukes of Tuscany until 1919 when it was finally donated to the Italian people by King Emmanuel III. Here’s all you need to know about Pitti Palace!

What time does Pitti Palace open?

The Pitti Palace hours for the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments and the Gallery of Modern Art are from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:15 am to 6:50 pm (although the ticket office closes at 6:05 pm). The building is closed on Mondays, furthermore on New Year's Eve, Christmas Day and May Day (1st of May).

Who lived in the Pitti Palace?

Originally, Pitti Palace was the “townhouse” of the wealthy Florentine banker Luca Pitti. Later it was the Florence residence of the powerful Médici family from 1549. The building was then the chief residence for all the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Is the Pitti Palace open on Mondays?

No, the Palace is closed every Monday.

Do I need a guide?

The Palace and its art collections are truly vast, so the best way to ensure you don’t miss the highlights is to reserve one of the Pitti Palace guided tours. There are many to choose from, the Pitti Palace virtual tour is a popular choice. You can also enjoy the incredibly comprehensive Pitti Palace audio tour. Or, for those who simply want to go at their own pace, reserve a “Piazza Pitti Palace” audio guide!

Where do I get my Pitti Palace tickets?

Where you buy tour Pitti palace Florence tickets depends on which type you are looking to buy. For combination tickets to Pitti Palazzo and other attractions (Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens tickets for example), the best place is to look online for the latest deals and discounts.

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