A courtly invitation to Palazzo Pitti, the royal residence of the Medici family
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A courtly invitation to Palazzo Pitti, the royal residence of the Medici family

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Availability: See calendar
Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English , Italian , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access for a fully guided tour of the Palatine Gallery
  • Admire the collection of paintings with masterpieces by Raphael, Titian and Rubens
  • Visit the rooms of the palace to relive the cultural atmosphere at the Medici court
What to expect

Welcome to Palazzo Pitti! Embark on a courtly experience with this group tour and discover Florence at the time of the Medici family, represented by the magnificence and art of the Palatine Gallery. Two hours of pure charm, this guided tour is also suitable for families with children. Everyone will be impressed by the lavish, colorful environments!

Don't worry about tickets, just follow the guide and you'll discover countless masterpieces, such as the Portrait of Agnolo Doni by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Pontormo and the bust of Cosimo I by Baccio Bandinelli. The works of Rosso Fiorentino, Tiziano, Paolo Veronese, Rubens, Vasari, Perugino, Van Dyck and Justus Suttermans alternate in large frescoed rooms decorated with stuccos by the expert and knowledgeable hands of Pietro da Cortona.

Palazzo Pitti was built by a famous Renaissance family of bankers and was later bought by the first Grand Duchess of the Medici as a ducal residence. It was expanded over the centuries to become an increasingly royal complex. This is a building that has seen renowned visitors such as luminaries of culture and science, important politicians and statesmen and famous artists from all over the world, are depicted today in the Palatine Gallery and in the Boboli Gardens.

During Florence's prime years as the capital of Italy, Palazzo Pitti was also the residence of the royal family of Savoy. It is no coincidence that when you enter it, you can feel the thrill of being invited to one of the most important European courts.

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What's included
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Entrance ticket to Palazzo Pitti
  • Guided tour of the Palatine Gallery
  • Earphones for groups with over 7 participants
Reduced price
  • Children (0-5): free
Where

Piazza de' Pitti 1, 50125 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the ticket office of Palazzo Pitti, 15 minutes before the tour starts.

What to remember
  • The agency is not responsible for any entry delays due to the museum’s mandatory security checks
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When

April - October:

  • Tour in Italian: Sunday at 10.00am (not available in July and August)
  • Tour in English: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4.00pm
  • Tour in French: Wednesday and Friday at 4.00pm, Sunday at 10.00am

November - March:

  • Tour in Italian: Sunday at 10.00am
  • Tour in English: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4.00pm
  • Not available on the first Sunday of the month
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Provider
FlorenceandTuscanyTours by Florapromotuscany Soc. Coop.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.
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