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  • 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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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.

Practical Info

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.

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Gardens of Florence Walking Tour, Florence, null
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Gardens of Florence Walking Tour

Florence is famous for its typical "Italian-Gardens" which were designed in particular shapes during the Renaissance time. Among them, Boboli's Garden ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa, Piedmont & Liguria, Half-day ... 
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

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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

Location: La Spezia, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.68
Skip the Line: Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour, Florence, Ports of Call Tours
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Skip the Line: Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

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See masterpieces by Raphael, Titian and other artists during a 2-hour guided tour of the Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti). Breeze ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.78
Private Palatine Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Access, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Private Palatine Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Follow your private guide and discover the history of this magnificent Palace and the Medici dinasty, the most important and influential Renaissance family.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.29
Florence Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery Ticket, Florence, ... 
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Florence Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery Ticket

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When you are in Florence don't miss the opportunity to visit the grand residence of the Medici: the Pitti Palace.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $18.45
Pitti Palace Guided Walking Tour, Florence, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Pitti Palace Guided Walking Tour

Guided visit to the Royal Family's Pitti Palace. The 2-hour tour includes visit to the Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments, which host important ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.86
Pitti Palace: an Invitation to Court, Florence, Walking Tours
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Pitti Palace: an Invitation to Court

The Galleria Palatina, a private collection of paintings owned by the grand dukes, is displayed in the official staterooms on the first floor of the Pitti ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.75
Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery ... 
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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 ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.73
Florence Beer Tasting and Walking Tour, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Florence Beer Tasting and Walking Tour

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This tour will offer you the opportunity to taste four different styles of 100% Italian craft beer, each offered exclusively in the pubs you will visit. During ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.06
Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Florence Walking Tour

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Get to know Florence’s history and sights on a 2.5-hour morning walking tour of the city! With an expert local guide, discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.40

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