Palazzo PittiCurrently Open [Closes at 06:50 pm]
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Bus 11; Stop- San Felice or Pitti
- Buses D and C3 ; Stop- Bardi
- II Caffe
- Osteria Santo Spirito
- II Magazzino
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27.47% of people who visit Florence include Palazzo Pitti in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
47.86% of people start their Palazzo Pitti visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Palazzo Pitti
68.21% of people prefer walking in order to reach Palazzo Pitti
Once the Medici family palace, this beautiful gallery is packed full of wonderful art. Some rooms are a bit overwhelming, but most are small enough to be accessible. There's only one way through and ropes close off certain doorways so you can't take a shortcut out so make sure you have lots of time to appreciate everything. The only grumble, especially at the beginning, is that the large, low lights make it impossible to see some of the oil paintings which is frustrating.
Wish we had time to do the tour inside, to see the art work! We loved the grounds and exterior, very nice place to explore outside, and to relax. Love the shopping across the street, where small Artisian Shops and Antique stores are located.
We hadn't planned to visit this, but were so glad we did. The volume of art is overwhelming on the one hand, but somehow very accessible. The staff we met were a treat, delighted to answer questions and come up with other points that they thought might interest us. The only problem was we had too little time! Or maybe not - something to look forward to next time.
Beautiful piece of history worth vising if you ever find youself in Florence. Master piece of architecture and landscaping. The ticket is reduced for students and free for architecture students. There is a lot of free tours of palace and guides are very good. I recommend vising the royal kitchen. Also the garden gives fantastic view of the city and provides a great place to relax from a busy day. Go see it.
Much better than I expected. You don't know where to look at. So many breath taking rooms