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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

Brunellesci's Statue

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

Gabriela H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Francesca was a fantastic guide for our group. Funny, full of informations, easy to interact. The tour has all ingredients: art, history, leasure, fun.

Vickie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We were the only two on this tour and loved it! Christina, our guide, was perfect. She was so knowledgeable about the art and really made the tour amazing.

Luciana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved our guide, she was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Dee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

If you come to Florence for the best, then you can't miss this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

sue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Terrific guide. Amazing details shared. Really knew her art!

sean_calif

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

One of our two top tours taken of the many we booked. all due to a wonderful guide named Frederica. Bright, sharp, well spoken young woman who made the tour enjoyable and informative. No real lines to skip, honestly, but the tour was worth it,,,,,definitely wouldn't have come away knowing so much on our own.

gestaudt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved our tour with Roberta who was extremely knowable. The time flew past quickly as she gave us great background on the Medici and the art they collected. It was a most enjoyable afternoon.

erical

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

On a wet day in Florence we completed this visit which was a pleasant change from the busy and crowded streets we were trying to navigate.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and it was a worthwhile tour with less than 10 participants. The art was lovely and the history of the building was great to learn. I would suggest that it would be great to include the gardens as part of the tour.

sanford M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

AMAZING GUIDE - SHE MADE THE TOUR MEANINGFULL - WAS OBVIOUS SHE LOVED WHAT SHE WAS DOING. SHE GETS 10 STARS.

Tom E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guide was excellent.

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