Guided tour

Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

4.7 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence
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From US$ 60.11 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the palatial former residence of the Medici family. Enjoy a guided tour of their vast private collection of paintings arranged in rooms sumptuously decorated with baroque stuccoes and frescoes.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours - 95 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, Italian, German, English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Renaissance masterpieces in the Palatine Gallery
  • Skip the line and spend more time inside
  • See stunning frescoes and stucco work from the Renaissance
  • Visit the Royal Apartments of the Palazzo Pitti
Full description
Go on a guided tour through the Palatine Gallery, the opulent Renaissance palace that served as the Medici family's main residence after it was built during the 15th century. Marvel at the incredible collection of artworks arrayed in the style typical of private collections surrounded by rich decor and ornate original frames.  Accompany your local guide through the gallery and admire dozens of Renaissance paintings, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio, and many other Italian and European painters from the 15th to the 17th century. Explore the Planetary Rooms, which were designed by the great Baroque painter Pietro da Cortona to provide a stunning backdrop of frescoes and stucco to the paintings in the Medici collection. Finally, visit the royal apartments once inhabited by the King of Italy.  After you 1.5-hour tour, enjoy free time to return to any rooms or paintings you want to take a closer look at. This is the ideal tour for art and history lovers alike, made all the better by your knowledgeable tour guide and coveted skip-the-line access.
Includes
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Entrance ticket with reservation
  • Skip the line access even during peak season
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Skip the line in event of delays or strikes by the museum management
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Pets and large luggage are not allowed
  • The tour operator guarantees skip the line access year-round, except in the event of delays or strikes by the museum management
  • If you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements, in which case you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Entrance tickets will be provided at the meeting point
  • From 6th August 2021, all participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection recovery in the past 6 months, or a negative test within 48 hours.
  • * If you fail to present one of these documents, you will not be able to join and will not be entitled to a refund or a tour reschedule.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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This is one of those destinations where you absolutely should do a tour to make the most of it. Loved our tour with Leonardo. He was fantastic and super engaging. We learned so much! So many fun facts about the Medici family (& we had a good chat about the Medici netflix series too!). Highly recommend the tour and extra shoutouts to our fantastic guide!

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September 3, 2021

Our guided tour was very special as it was just the two of us (my husband and I). Our guide, Martina, was very punctual and told us in detail the history of the Medici who inhabited the palace. It took illustrative materials and figures to help our understanding. We love it.

February 3, 2020

It is a magnificent place, worth visiting and if you have time do not miss the gardens. They are great!!! We were 1:30 and it was enough and well explained to understand and enjoy.

March 24, 2022

Product ID: 240767