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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

Palatina Gallery at Pitti Palace

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.

Customer Reviews

Maureen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

Ishrat T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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

Steve A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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!!!

Trevor M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was extremely informative, and I learned a great deal while seeing so many beautiful pieces of art.

Kevin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very thorough, historical background provided on all aspects of the Palace and it's art, by our awesome guide Roberta! She really knew her stuff, and was obviously a passionate art historian! I was so attentive to Roberta's meaningful commentary, that I didn't take any photos! Thank you, Roberta for a fabulous day!

ALAN R B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

If you only go to the Ufizzi while in Florence and think you've seen all the art there is in Florence, you are terribly mistaken. The Pitti Palace is an amazing collection and gallery of a wider scope of masters than the Ufizzi. The two museums, Ufizzi and Pitti are complementary to each other. Never mind the art work, which is unquestionably magnificent, the history of the two buildings themselves and the role each plays in the history of Florence makes the Pitti a must.

eh4444

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour guide was fantastic. Knowledgeable and passionate about history.

peter.m.santoro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable, I made all the difference!

Brent H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was our favorite tour in Florence, because it was small and intimate with a wonderful and highly educated guide, who had tremendous verbal skills with her varied tones/inflection points. In addition Pitti Palace was the least crowded attraction we visited in Florence, and houses much more fantastic art pieces than i imagined.

teriknuese

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Frederica is amazing. I had her 2x on 2 unique tours: great energy fantastic knowledge. Truly one of my favorite tours!

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