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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  • The Palace is very nice and pleasant to visit. There are a lot of paintings and works in every room. The place is as decorated at that time where it stacking the pieces acquired. There are also additional exhibitions fashion and furniture.
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  • they display important collections of paintings, sculptures, objects and works of art of all kinds, try to remember to Versailles in France but does not reach it, curious caves of the garden.
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  • In addition to the wonderful and enormous gardens with a lovely aroma, it is compulsory to visit at exhibitions and performances of Opera.
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  • Words can't describe the feeling! Children under 17 are free adults start at €4. The garden is beautiful, the status are awesome! The views of the city are beautiful from the top! Definitely worth the money and the time!
  • The gardens are nice but wasn't especially fond of the museum. Paintings are often badly lit by glaring lights or under lit. Do your research to decide if this is the sort of art you want to see. Frankly, I found most of it very boring and there is a *a lot* of it. My fault for not doing enough research before waiting an hour for a ticket. One of the highlights for me were were these peculiar abstract ivory things (just search of "Pitti ivory things") which impossibly intricately made. They aren't very pretty, TBH, but they're amazing.
  • Good gardens, great view, but very rude staff. I'm glad they're not representative of all Italians. First the lady at the till demanded an ID card without many pleasantries. We had misread the sign that said that free student entry was for students in Italian universities studying archeology. Instead of explaining us this in a calm manner, the lady at the till started cursing at us in Italian. At the end of our exchange she shooed us off with the respective hand motion. All in all, she appeared utterly annoyed that she had to serve customers.
  • First floor contains several notable artworks by Raphael, Rubens, Titian and others. The best rooms are along the back (named Saturn, Apollo, Mars, Venus etc) and each room has info cards which are handy as the art occasionally moves rooms! Without the art, the rooms are still impressively decorated (don't forget to look up). Second floor contains "modern" art (in relation to the Renaissance anyway).
  • Saw the gardens only. Beautiful and massive. Takes 2-3 hours to explore fully. Great views of the city. Beautify architecture and pruning. All worth the time and money.

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