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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Get an up-close look at works from Titian, Raphael and Rubens on this 2-hour tour of Florence’s Palatine Gallery. Located inside the Pitti Palace, former home of the Medici rulers, you’ll skip the main entrance lines with your guide and head straight inside. Explore the elaborate interior of the gallery and the impressive paintings on display as you learn about how the Medici family came to amass their private collection. To ensure an intimate experience, numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour.
  • Skip-the-line access and a 2-hour guided tour of the Palatine Gallery in Pitti Palace
  • Discover the history of Pitti Palace and of the Medici family
  • Avoid waiting in line and enjoy fast-track access with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Admire the elaborate décor of the lavish picture galleries
  • See works by renowned artists including Raphael, Titian and Rubens
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people
Your tour will begin in front of the resplendent Pitti Palace. The former home of the powerful Medici family, the lavish Renaissance palace now hosts an extraordinary collection of art.

Bypass the lines at the main entrance and enjoy direct entry with your skip-the-line ticket. Follow your guide through the opulent rooms of the Palatine Gallery, arranged for aesthetic value rather than being displayed chronologically. As you roam from room to room, hear about the history of the building and the Medicis, who took over the palace in the 16th century until their fall from power in the 18th century.

Pause to admire some of the incredible works amassed by the Medicis during their rule. See works from Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona and Rubens, learning the stories and techniques behind the masterpieces. From the windows, catch views of Brunelleschi’s Santo Spirito Basilica and the Boboli Gardens.

Your tour will conclude in the gallery after two hours, leaving you free to continue exploring on your own, if you wish.

Reviews

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C
, Nov 2018

Wonderful and insightful tour. We would never have understood or fully appreciated the meaning and importance of many of the works, nor known what to single out on our own, as the collection is vast and overwhelming. Grazie to Maurizio, an excellent professional guide with a nuanced grasp of English. Highly recommend this tour.

R
, Sep 2018

My lady friend and I toured the Duomo, Accademia, and Uffizi in the days before we came here. After those two, I did not expect to see much that would overwhelm me. I was wrong!This tour gave us plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with dozens of magnificent works, in the breathtaking Pitti Palace. After that, we stayed and took photos in the gardens.We had the opportunity to see, in a couple of short hours, the evolution of art from early Renaissance to modern. This gave us new insights about the nature and inspiration of modern art.I do not recommend this for kids under 12 unless they have an interest in art that is far beyond their chronological age.I do recommend this for everyone who has an interest in Florentine art, architecture, or history.

E
, Jul 2018

Our guide, Francesca was excellent,
Great knowledge of the art of palace and related the history surrounding the Pitti Palace.
Wish it was longer!

M
, Apr 2018

Our guide's knowledge was fantastic, he made the art works come alive, we learnt so much about the Medici's and their chosen artists and art works...I enjoyed this tour more than my amazing tour of the Uffizi ...it is the collection chosen by a family and not a catalogue of art as displayed in the Uffizi ....you will not be disappointed.

I
, Apr 2018

Wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide although early April doesn't really need skip the line option.

E
, Mar 2018

Good tour of both with an art historian who pointed out the highlights. Pitt was very crowded that day. we were told it was a bit unusual, but we managed to get through with some interesting commentary. Would recommend this tour.

L
, Dec 2017

This tour was not my favorite, not even in the top 5. There are amazing things to do and see in Florence. The Pitti Palace, for us, was a little boring and did not capture our interest or attention.

A
, Dec 2017

We were the only two on this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of early Florence. The information on the tour provided a fantastic basis for visiting the Palatine Gallery at a more leisurely pace to spend longer soaking in the masterpieces hanging throughout the gallery. Highly recommended.

D
, Nov 2017

We went early but there was not a line to skip so the cost of this early tour was unnecessary

S
, Oct 2017

This was a fantastic experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We would highly,highly recommend this tour and this guide. If every guide were as good, traveling would be even more enjoyable. He was the best guide ever!!!


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