Palazzo PittiCurrently Closed
- Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, Firenze, Italy, 50125, Florence
- Timings: 08:15 am - 06:50 pm Details
- Phone: +39-55294883
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Palazzo Pitti - Review
This gigantic Renaissance palace looks like it should contain a lot and it does. Luca Pitti first live here; he was a prominent 15th century banker. During the Medicis time it became a vast hoard of rich paintings, plates, jewelry, and other decorations. In the 19th century, Napoleon briefly made it his headquarters.
Today, it houses multiple museums that are famous in their own right. Thankfully, all these establishments are covered under a joint entry ticket that lasts 3 days (It will take you that long to get the full use out of the ticket; you have 32000 square metres to cover).
The museums are as follows:
- Gallery Palatina: A collection of 500 paintings, mostly Renaissance, some of which are masterworks, in 28 rooms. The gallery is decorated in the manner of a private collection. It’s look is that of high baroque; it contains magnificent frescoes, the most prominent of which are: ‘The Four Ages of Man’; and the five Cosmological rooms ofVenus, Apollo, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
- Royal Apartments: 14 intimate rooms in which the Medici resided. Though royally furnished, they do look to be purposed for day-to-day life.
- Gallery of Modern Art: The collection was intended to honor the prize winners of the 18th century Florentine Academy. Spread over 30 rooms, it now contains paintings mainly from the 19th and 20th century Italian schools of art.
- Silver Museum: A priceless collection of silver and gold, the highlight of which is the gemstone collection of Lorenzo de' Medici. The rooms are beautifully frescoed.
- Costume Gallery: A collection of theatrical costumes and costume jewellery dating from the 16th to 20th centuries, in a suite of 14 rooms. There are also the 16th-century funeral clothes of Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, Eleonora of Toledo and her son Garzia.
- Carriages Museum: Exhibits the primary mode of transport forthe Grand Ducal court mainly in the late 18th and 19th century.
- Porcelain Museum: Housed in the Boboli Gardens adjacent to the palace, the Porcelain museum consists of fine decorations, many of which were gifts to Florentine rulers.
Palazzo Pitti had been home to one of the prominent bankers of 15th century and is popular among travellers as an Italian architectural marvel. The place can be visited by paying certain Palazzo Pitti Ticket Prices. The Tickets for Palazzo Pitti can be directly availed from the venue itself. There are different Palazzo Pitti Tickets for the entrance in the different areas of the museum. You can learn more about these other Palazzo Pitti Cost by visiting their websites. Complex to look at first, this ancient structure has everything to give you a perfect insight in city’s culture and history.
Palazzo Pitti Information
- In spite of the fact that the amazing and definitive spread, the palazzo might have been no adversary to the Florentine Medici living arrangements regarding either size or content. Whoever the designer of the Palazzo Pitti was, he was moving against the contemporary stream of design. The rusticated stone craft rendered the palazzo an extreme and contemporary outlook.
Palazzo Pitti Ticket Prices
- The EUR 11.50 ticket price covers entry into all the museums in the palace complex and more, such as: Palatine Gallery, Silver Museum, Modern Art Gallery, Boboli Gardens, Bardini Gardens, Museum of Costume and Porcelain Museum. However, the museums ticket system doesn’t apply in case there’s an exhibition.EUR 5.75 for reduced categories. Ask to see if you apply.
- Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art only: EUR 8.50/EUR 4.25 for reduced tickets.
- Silver Museum,Porcelain Museum, Boboli Gardens, Costume Gallery: EUR 7/ EUR 3.50 for reduced prices.
- Free for kids under 6, disabled and their helpers, authorized tour guides and leaders, teachers accompanying school groups.
Palazzo Pitti Hours
Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art:
- 8.15 am to 6.50 pm
- Closed on Thursdays, January 1, May 1, and December 25.
Silver Museum,Porcelain Museum, Costume Gallery:
- Closed on the 1st and last Monday of each month, January 1, May 1, and December 25.
- Nov-Feb 8.15 am - 4:30 pm
- March 8.15 am - 5:30 pm
- April-May, Sept-Oct: 8.15 am - 6:30 pm
- June-August: 8.15 am - 7:30 pm
- Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing time.
How To reach Palazzo Pitti by Public Transport
- Bus 11; Stop- San Felice or Pitti
- Buses D and C3 ; Stop- Bardi
Restaurants Near Palazzo Pitti
- II Caffe
- Osteria Santo Spirito
- II Magazzino
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Palazzo Pitti, Florence Reviews
The gardens are very lovely and pleasant. My goal for next time is picnicking here. The palace itself is quite beautiful and historically rich. TIP: drop your bulky backpacks and stuffs off at the coat check, and they’ll hold it while you’re visiting. It gets hot hiking up and through the gardens, and makes you feel all the more miserable while carrying heavy excess baggage. Take water and snacks only...and your camera too!! The rooms inside the palace are kept very well. Each room has a little stand with cards that tell you information about the paintings in each room. Art lovers rejoice!! There are a lot of paintings for you to see here!!
Absolutely amazing! It is a must if you're in Florence (more so than the Basilica and Uffizi, though that off course is debatable!). You get a sense of the golden age of Florence with the Medici's and then Napoleon. Incredible collection of paintings and decent jewellery display. Leave some time for a stroll around the gardens.
We have been to several palaces. The Pitti is one of my favorites. When we went back last year they were closed on Monday. The interior rooms were all completely filled with furniture, paintings. You can really imagine yourself back in time with the Medici family and what is must jave been like to live there. There are rooms in color, red, yellow, blue, green. Beds are still there. Not sure I have ever seen so much gold!
Pitti Palace is HUGE. If you are a big art fan you will enjoy it. We went hoping to learn more about the history of the Medici family who used to reside there but unfortunately this wasn’t the case. The gardens are soooo beautiful and the rooms are lavish. There are lots of steps though, be warned. We went on the first Sunday of the month and it was free!
Beautiful and full of history. If you like to see paintings and statues, old furniture and decorations, and also get to know more about the history of Firenze, this is a must go place in the city center.