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Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Guided Tour

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Discover one of Florence’s most prized attractions and get a chance to explore two of its renowned galleries, with an expert local guide by your side.

Highlights

  • Skip the lines at the opulent Pitti Palace, the last of the residences of the renowned Medici Dynasty.

  • Visit the grand Royal Apartments and the Palatina Gallery, two top highlights of the palace. Marvel at masterpieces by Caravaggio, Botticelli, Van Dyck, and Rubens.

  • Delve into the rich heritage and history of Florence with an expert local guide by your side. Choose between English, Italian, and Spanish-speaking guides.

  • At the second-floor Gallery of Modern Art, browse through collections by Italian artists from the late 18th and early 20th centuries.

  • Did you know? Napoleon Bonaparte made Pitti Palace his headquarter of Italy during his reign over Florence.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery with skip-the-line entry

  • Expert English, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide (as per option selected)

  • Access to the Royal Apartments and temporary exhibitions

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Jane Reasbeck

Jane

5/5

May, 2024

We had the best tour guide I have ever experienced, Camilla. She brought the artwork, the Medici's and the palace alive for us. I w ill never forget this tour. Her knowledge as an art restorer was reflected in her ability to explain much about what we were seeing. Compared to our experience at the Uffizi, with another company, your tour was much better. In addition the fact it was less crowded was a huge benefit.
Eouzan yann

Eouzan

5/5

Apr, 2024

It was fantastic! Highly appreciated the passion our guide (Camilla, if I'm correct) put into the visit. So many details on painting techniques and forms... loved it!
Anna Cilloni

Anna

5/5

Mar, 2024

Positive experience palazzo Pitti unique collection with the experience and professionalism of our guide Giulia we had an unforgettable afternoon
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adelino grillo

Adelino

5/5

Dec, 2023

Punctuality of the start of the tour with waits kept to a minimum, detailed and satisfactory description of the main works
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Claus Michelmichel

Claus

5/5

Oct, 2023

The guide Marcello was excellent. He went to great lengths to convey the most important information to the participants. He is an enthusiastic and traveling knowledge mediator. It was fun to listen to him. At the beginning, the organization on site was not quite smooth, but Marcello made up for everything.
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The Pitti Palace is the last of the lavish residences of the Medici family from 1549 and the largest museum complex in the whole of Florence. Admire the stunning exterior of the palace, before showing your skip-the-line ticket to bypass the main entrance lines. Inside, explore the Palatine Gallery, housed in the west wing of the palace. Then, spend your time browsing through some of the greatest works of art from across Italy. The gallery houses more than 500

examples of 17th-century European art, all put on display in the beautiful private rooms of the former ducal apartments.

Your guide will show you around, narrate exciting stories about Medici history, and point at works by Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Caravaggio, and Velazquez along the way. Gasp at masterpieces like the 1514 Madonna and Child by Raphael, as well as portraits by Botticelli. Spot works by artists like Bronzino, Fra Bartolomeo, Piero del Pollaiolo, and Filippo Lippi. On Pitti's second floor lies the Gallery of Modern Art. Stroll through the rooms occupied by Italy’s royals until 1920, and check out collections by Italian artists from the late 18th and early 20th centuries. A key highlight is the paintings by the Macchiaioli movement, considered precursors of the impressionist schools. Leave the Palatine or Gallery of Modern Art whenever you wish, bringing your experience to an end.

What’s not allowed

  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.

  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.

  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.

  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.

Accessibility

  • From the square, the slope to the entrance of the Pitti Palace is rather steep (with a maximum gradient of 20%), so a companion is recommended for wheelchair users.

  • From the courtyard, you can take the stairs or lifts to access the Palatine Gallery (1st floor). The lifts are located on the right side near the cloakroom.

Additional information

  • Facilities: free cloakroom storage.

  • Backpacks, bags, umbrellas and other large objects must be stored in the cloakroom prior to entry.

  • Guests under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide outside Palazzo Pitti.

  • Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy.

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