Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)
The Pitti Palace was built by rivals of the powerful Medici family in the mid-1400s. A century later, the Medicis took over the huge Renaissance palace, and it was the home of Florentine rulers until the early 20th century.
Today the massive palace houses a number of picture galleries and museums, and is surrounded by gardens and ornate fortifications. To see the entire collection would take days if not weeks, so choose your favorites and plunge in!
A tour of the royal apartments reveals the Medicis' taste for over-the-top decor. An impressive collection of Renaissance masterpieces is housed in the Palatina Gallery, with works by Raphael, Titian and Rubens.
To see the Medicis family's silverware, head to the Silver Museum, or take a stroll around the Renaissance Boboli Gardens, with its statues and grottoes.
The Pitti Palace is on the southern bank of the River Arno, reached via the lovely Ponte Vecchio bridge. From the Duomo, it’s around a 10-minute walk.
Tours & Tickets
See the Vasari Corridor and Boboli Gardens in one afternoon in Florence! Following in the footsteps of 15th-century aristocrats, walk through the Vasari ... Read more
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Tour
Breeze into three of Florence’s greatest art museums on this full-day combo tour. Ideal if you’re short on time but still want to do justice to Florentine art, ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Turn your vacation snaps into masterpieces on this 3-hour private photography walking tour of Florence. With a professional photographer guide, explore the ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Head out on an independent shore excursion from the La Spezia port to the towns of Florence and Pisa, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Tuscany can ... Read more
La Spezia, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)