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Palazzo Pitti: Top 5 (tour) highlights

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.

Boboli Gardens & Palazzo Pitti Grotto of Buontalenti

Boboli Gardens & Palazzo Pitti Grotto of Buontalenti

Some of the most memorable highlights are not within the complex. There's a reason these gardens are called Italy’s Versailles.

The Palatine Gallery

The Palatine Gallery

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.

Museo delle Porcellane

Museo delle Porcellane

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 Museo Degli Argenti

The Museo Degli Argenti

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.

The Costume Gallery

The Costume Gallery

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.

Our insider tips

How much time to spend?

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.

Admission: Buy a package ticket

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.

Good to know

  • 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 there
    Take 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

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 375 reviews

Good insights to some of the architect and art work

Beautiful artwork and sculptures. Guide was a bit quick to criticize ability to stay on our feet. Maybe she did not realize we had been walking 8 miles per day on cobblestone roads and had traveled far. Guide did have interesting facts regarding some of the artwork.

Palatina Gallery and Pitti Palace Guided Tour Reviewed by

Roberta was the best guide you could ask for!!!

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!!!

Florence: Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace Guided Tour Reviewed by

A really excellent guide and interesting tour

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

Excellent visit with extraordinary details from The guide Rosa

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.

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