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A courtly invitation: discover Palazzo Pitti, the royal residence of the Medici family

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Availability: See calendar
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Italian, French
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  • Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets for a guided tour of the Palatine Gallery
  • Visit the building's private rooms, including the Sale dei Pianeti
  • See a collection of paintings with masterpieces by Raphael, Titian and Rubens
  • Take a tour that recreates the cultural climate of the Medici court
What to expect

Welcome to Palazzo Pitti! Choose to have a courtly experience with this group tour and discover the real Florence represented by the pomp and art of the Palatine Gallery. Don't worry about tickets, just follow us on a guided tour to discover countless masterpieces, such as the Portrait of Agnolo Doni by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Pontormo and the bust of Cosimo I by Baccio Bandinelli.

The works of Rosso Fiorentino, Tiziano, Paolo Veronese, Rubens, Vasari, Perugino, Van Dyck and Justus Suttermans alternate in large frescoed rooms decorated with stucco by the expert and knowledgeable hand of Pietro da Cortona.

Palazzo Pitti was built by a famous Renaissance family of bankers and was later bought by the first Grand Duchess of the Medici as a ducal residence. It was expanded over the centuries to become an increasingly royal complex. A building that has seen renowned visitors, luminaries of culture and science, important politicians and statesmen and famous artists from all over the world, some of whom are depicted today in the Palatine Gallery and the Boboli gardens,

During Florence's prime years as the capital of Italy, Palazzo Pitti was also the residence of the royal family of Savoy. It is no coincidence that, when we enter, we feel the sensation of being invited to one of the most important European courts.

Two hours in length, this is a guided tour also suitable for families with children (who will be likewise impressed by the lavish, colorful environments).

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What's included
  • Assistance from the Florence and Tuscany Tours staff at the meeting point
  • Guided tour
  • Booking
  • Entrance ticket to the museum
  • Earphones for groups over 7 people
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  • Children up to 5 years of age: free
Where

Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Florence FI

Meeting point:

In front of the ticket office of Palazzo Pitti, 15 minutes before the start of the tour

When

From 1 November to 31 March:

  • Every Sunday at 10.00am ONLY in Italian
  • Not available on the first Sunday of the month

From April to October (except July and August):

  • in ITALIAN Sunday at 10.00am
  • in ENGLISH: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4.00pm
  • in FRENCH: Wednesday and Friday at 4.00pm and Sunday at 10.00am
  • Not available on the first Sunday of the month
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Provider
FlorenceandTuscanyTours by Florapromotuscany Soc. Coop.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
R e c e i v e a 1 0 0 % r e f u n d i f y o u c a n c e l u p t o 1 w e e k , 2 d a y s b e f o r e t h e a c t i v i t y b e g i n s . If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 90 % refund.
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