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Top sights in Florence
The Palazzo Pitti was home to some of the most important Italian families. It stands today in Renaissance splendor, the largest museum block in Florence, a wonderland open to the public. You cannot miss these enchanting highlights at Palazzo Pitti, Florence.
Some of the most memorable highlights are not within the complex. There's a reason these gardens are called Italy’s Versailles.
As the main gallery, it is chocked full of Palazzo Pitti history. View the Renaissance greats in high baroque-style rooms of ornate ceilings, elaborate stucco and frescoes.
Go to Michelangelo’s Cavaliere, a Palazzo Pitti architectural highlight. Inside you’ll find one of Europe’s finest porcelain museums complete with Sevres, Meissen and Vincennes.
The Medici Treasury holds fine jewelry, precious crystal, ivory vases, and more, by some of the most significant Italian and European workshops of the 17th to 20th century.
This fabulous documentation of Italian fashion, especially theatrical costumes, dates from the 16th century to present and is housed in the Palazzina della Meridiana wing.
You could easily spend an entire day strolling through the gardens, popping in and out of each wonderful museum. Budget at least two hours to breeze through the essentials, and add an hour if you plan to explore the gardens. Take note that entry into each building is not allowed one hour before closing.
Each museum costs up to 8.50€. If you plan to see multiple collections, buy the Palazzo Pitti biglietti cumulative, an all-access pass for 11.50€ that will let you into the gardens, all of the galleries and the royal apartments for three days.
- When should I visit?Hours vary my attraction, so check online and plan ahead!
- Is it expensive?Adult tickets for one museum start at 7€ and continue upwards with packages, perks and tours available.
- Will I need a guide?With so much to see and do in several locations, a guide is a great idea.
- How to get thereTake the C3 or D bus to the Pitti stop.
- Additional information
- Keep in mind much of this area is pedestrian only traffic, so be prepared to walk!
What people are saying about Pitti Palace
We had the best guide!! Her name is Roberta! She had fantastic english! Explained everything so well. I wanted to know more. It was a small group, only 6 of us! Fantastic tour!! Thanks to our guide!!!
Rosa was such an excellent guide giving us so many details on the different paintings inside. She has such good knowledge. She was also very nice. The palace is so beautiful.
Angelo A was inspiring The works of art he showed us was not large but gave insights to the dramatic improvements in style and technique The background to each painting was also extensive
Thoroughly enjoyed hearing all about the Medici family and they fitted into the history of Florence. There are so many buildings remaining that relate to them and Rosanna, our guide was extremely knowledgeable on the family as well as other historical details on Florence. It was great to be able to get answers to our questions from Rosanna as my husband and I are a ‘curious’ pair & loved hearing how the Medicis lived.
A very informative and relaxed tour with interesting artifacts and a great guide. Thank you Fiammetta