Pitti Palace, Florence

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A 15th-century palace, Pitti Palace now houses several important museums of fine art and historical objects. The castle was previously a private residence of the grand dukes of Tuscany and later the king of Italy. Tour the extensive costume gallery for a look at fashion of the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the palace apartments to imagine what the life of Florence's upper class was like. You can stroll through the Boboli Gardens, which border the palace. Arrange to visit Pitti Palace and other attractions in Florence using our Florence route builder app .
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  • This Palazzo is worth a visit with its multitude of areas and topics. You should take time to perceive the premises well. Anyway, the Palazzo is worth his money!
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  • The most awesome collection of ceiling paintings you’ll ever see. A total delight, every room is jaw dropping in its grandeur. Hard to beat in Florence, you always compare all other attractions to thi...  more »
  • I have never seen something like this museum. It is amazing the quantity of painting frames that are there. For sure everybody in Florence needs to go to this place.  more »
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  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • Not knowing much about art or history it did seem rather generic. It would have been helpful if there were audio or tour guides. There are some wonderful art displays and paintings. You can get different types of tickets. One for the art exhibits, one for the gardens or a combined ticket. There is reduced entry after a certain time (I think 4pm)
  • We enjoyed visiting the Pallazo Pitti museum and especially that you get half price if you purchase and enter before 9am. However, I was really disappointed that the costume gallery was closed! I checked the website before and there was no indication there or outside the museum- the signs still led us to the part of the museum where it usually is, and it was only when we arrived at that section that we saw the sign showing that the costume gallery is currently closed. Definitely should have been clear outside the museum before people purchased tickets. Other than that it was very interesting.
  • It is amazing to think that people actually lived here. The furniture and art is fantastic. If one visits, be sure to see the gardens as well.
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