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Florence: Entrance Ticket to Pitti Palace

1. Florence: Entrance Ticket to Pitti Palace

Step inside Florence's Pitti Palace and explore the Palatine Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art with your priority ticket. Marvel at historic collections, such as the Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Medici Collection. The original palazzo was built for the Pitti family in 1457, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Pitti Palace is the former home of the powerful Medici family, the lavish Renaissance palace now hosts an extraordinary collection of art. Admire some of the incredible works amassed by the Medicis during their rule. See works from Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona and Rubens. From the windows, catch views of Brunelleschi’s Santo Spirito Basilica and the Boboli Gardens. Today, the Pitti Palace houses some of the most important museums in Florence: on the first floor is the Palatine Gallery, containing a broad collection 16th and 17th century paintings, and the Royal Apartments, containing furnishings from a remodeling done in the 19th century. The Gallery of Modern Art, located on the second floor of the Pitti Palace, has a fine collection of paintings and sculpture, mostly Italian, dating from the late 18th century to World War I. The elegant rooms, which were inhabited by the Lorraine grand dukes, are decorated with works of the neo-classical and romantic periods.

Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

2. Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

Explore the former residence of the ruling families of Tuscany on a private tour of the magnificent Pitti Palace, now a complex of amazing museums in the Oltrarno district of Florence. See artifacts that belonged to the powerful Medici family and other rulers of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, including masterpieces by Raphael and Titian in the main Palatine Gallery. Look inside the opulent Royal Apartments, and explore the Winter Quarter and rarely seen Prince of Naples Quarter. Discover the largest museum in Italy dedicated to fashion, and visit the recently reopened Bardini Garden offering panoramic views over the city. Stroll the Renaissance-style Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti Palace and discover a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Admire the Fountain of Neptune in the Roman-style amphitheater and much more.

Florence: Fashion Private Tour with Museum Visits

3. Florence: Fashion Private Tour with Museum Visits

The first fashion show in Italy took place in Florence, Villa Torrigiani, 12 February 1951 and the second in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti. The tour will start from the Ferragamo Museum. They documented the entirety of Salvatore Ferragamo activities, since his return from the US to Italy in 1927 until his death and hear plenty interesting stories about this fashion house. Very important to visit next is the Palazzo Pitti with magnificent Costume Gallery. There, approximately six thousand pieces, ancient and modern clothes, accessories and theater costumes. Considered the only museum of the history of fashion in Italy and one of the most important one. Also a stop by Museo degli Argenti - Silver Museum, with the jewelry collections of Medici and Lorraine. The most important there to see is the "Scaramazza Pearl" of Anna Maria Luisa, the last of the Medici dynasty. The visit will end with an introduction to the Boboli Gardens, the famous Italian garden.

Florence: Medici’s Mile Walking Tour & Pitti Palace Entrance

4. Florence: Medici’s Mile Walking Tour & Pitti Palace Entrance

Led by a local guide, explore the most important sights of Florence and retrace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty. Get priority entry to one of Florence’s biggest museums and admire the Palatine Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. Begin with the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in the San Lorenzo district, where you can find their Church and mausoleum: Medici Chapels. A few steps away, reach the magnificent Cathedral, with its imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, their second residence, which dominates the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Follow from the outside the path of the Vasari Corridor, a secret and comfortable corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany, to move between the Palazzo Pitti and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by the citizens. Finally, arrive at the majestic Pitti Palace, which hides the marvelous Boboli Gardens, is the last Florentine residence of the Medici and is also the last stage of your incredible journey into the art and history of a city unique in the world. After the walking tour, you'll use your entrance ticket to Pitti Palace to visit your own Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Fashion and Costume, Treasure of the Grand Dukes.

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What people are saying about Costume Gallery, Florence

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4.5 / 5

based on 673 reviews

Because of the size and scale of Pitti Palace, you will not be surrounded by a sea of people. Many of the galleries only had a few people in a huge space. You don’t feel rushed and have lots of time to look at the massive collection and of course, the breathtaking ceilings and decoration of the rooms themselves.

Pitti Palace and Boboli were outstanding and having tickets ahead of time made it even better. You also get admission to Bardini gardens, which has impeccable views….in between Boboli and Bardini is Fort Belvedere, which is free admission and unobstructed views of the city and surrounding valleys!

The sunset bike ride was the absolute best activity to do in Florence to get the experience of the beautiful city. A real adventure. The guide was fabulous, the bikes were high quality and in good order. I could not fault the experience. Highly recommended!!

Very interesting to see the aristocracy rooms. A LOT of masterpiece paintings by Raphael, Tician, and others!

Don’t forget to look up. The ceilings of the rooms are amazing