Pitti Palace

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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!

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What people are saying about Pitti Palace

Overall rating

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based on 593 reviews

Loved the bike tour, it was a really good way to see the city, fun but also informative. The bikes were great too as they are assisted e bikes so you whiz up the steep hill to Michelangelo Piazzale for a lovely view point. Claudio (our guide) was really welcoming and nice too. I would definitely recommend this trip!

A great way to see the town. It was our first time using an electric bike which was so easy. Great for people who aren't used to cycling up hills as there is a big hill to get to the square where there is an amazing view of Florence.

Our guide Maurizio was very knowledgeable and was very glad to share his knowledge with us! He met us at our hotel and started the tour nearby. He walked at a good pace for our group of 6. Learned a lot and enjoyed this tour!

great tour, amazing way to see the city. Great historical explanation of all monuments and each part if the city. Leonardo was our tour guy and it was great. super friendly and helpful. totally recommend it.

The small group size and knowledgeable, friendly guide made this a wonderful tour. The stories behind the art brought it all to life for us!