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Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Tours

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Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery
One of the grandest Renaissance buildings in Florence, the 15th-century Pitti Palace houses the Palatine Gallery, a collection of over 500 paintings dating from the 15th to the 17th century. The collection features works by Italian masters like Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Pietro da Cortona, and other European painters like Rubens and Velazquez. 

The Basics
Palazzo Pitti was home to Florence’s Medici family for centuries, and today the palace’s rooms and halls form a sumptuous backdrop for the Renaissance and baroque paintings and frescoes in the Palatine Gallery (Galleria Palatina), formerly the private collection of the Grand Duke. Laid out according to the Grand Duke’s personal tastes rather than by painting school or chronological order, the gallery was opened to visitors in 1828 by Leopold I of Lorraine. 

Though less well-known than Florence’s Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) or Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia), the Palatine Gallery matches both in importance and beauty, and is best visited with an expert tour guide who can concentrate on the most significant works from the hundreds on display. Most guided tours of Pitti Palace include a visit to the gallery along with the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Boboli Gardens.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Palatine Gallery is of special interest for art and history buffs.
  • Pitti Palace is the largest museum complex in Florence and exploring requires quite a bit of time on your feet, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Traveling families can use the private nursery for feeding and changing infants.
  • There is a café and bookshop in the courtyard of the Pitti Palace.
  • The Palatine Gallery is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Palatine Gallery is located in the Oltrarno neighborhood on Piazza Pitti, about a 15-minute walk from the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station across the famous Ponte Vecchio.

When to Get There
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 8:15am to 6:50pm. Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, so its sights and museums can be very crowded in the summer. Schedule a visit to the Palatine Gallery in spring or fall, if possible, and avoid the first Sunday of the month, when the museum is free and particularly packed. 

Other Museum Highlights in Florence
Art aficionados visiting Florence must also plan on visiting Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery and the masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery.
Address: Piazza Pitti 1, Firenze, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Pitti - The Palatine Gallery and the wonders of the Grand Duchy's picture galleryAttraction Tickets

Pitti - The Palatine Gallery and the wonders of the Grand Duchy's picture gallery

An enthusiastic guide of history and art will accompany you through the immense labyrinth of paintings of the Grand Dukes. Among the various rooms, we have what were once the apartments belonging to the demanding members of the Medici family and after the second half of the 18th century of the Lorraine family. You will get to know their rooms, immersing them in a journey through art and time, into their lifestyle. Among the many family members you will also know the apartments of Vittoria della Rovere, who with her inheritance made a great contribution to increasing the artistic heritage of the Medici, a very Puritan woman and who punished some ancient statues that decorate the gallery. So much beauty and so much history to see together!
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Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private TourHalf-day Tours

Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

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Get a personalized tour of Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens during this private excursion in Florence. See the impressive art collections, the architecture, and the lush gardens, accompanied by a dedicated guide. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
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The Private Residence of Medici Dynasty: Pitti PalaceCultural Tours

The Private Residence of Medici Dynasty: Pitti Palace

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Take a tour of the Pitti Palace, and discover the extravagance of the Medici family, the de facto rulers of Renaissance Florence. As you explore the Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments, you’ll learn about the family’s power and see the impressive collection of art they amassed. Works by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian vie for your attention as you explore.
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Private Palatine Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line AccessPrivate and Luxury

Private Palatine Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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Experience one of Florence’s greatest art collections with the depth and focus that comes with a privately guided tour. This tour of the Pitti Palace’s Palatine Gallery showcases the highlights of the Renaissance and 16th-century collection, mostly amassed by the Medici. View works by greats like Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and Rubens, plus frescoes by Pietro da Cortona, and more. Includes pre-booked tickets so you can bypass the main entrance lines.
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  • 2 hours
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The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal ResidenceHalf-day Tours

The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal Residence

Immerse yourself in the history of Italian royalty on a private tour of Pitti Palace with convenient pick–up from your Florence accommodations. In addition to navigating the vast grounds for you, your guide offers facts and little–known anecdotes often unheard by visitors. Unlike impersonal large–group tours, the private experience ensures the full attention of your guide and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
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Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate TourAttraction Tickets

Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate Tour

Private Guided Walking Tour - Pitti Palace & Boboli Garden - Ultimate Tour since 1980 HIGHLIGHTS Private tour - ensures personalized attention SKIP THE LONG LINES as you have a reserved priority entrance Experience and learn the history and nature with an licensed guide enjoy the experience of walking through the marvellous masterpieces of Pitti Palace and nature of the Boboli Garden
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Florence Walking Tour: MEDICI Conspiracy Game (Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace)Private and Luxury

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Florence Walking Tour: MEDICI Conspiracy Game (Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace)

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Gameify your tour of Florence with this downloadable, self-guided treasure hunt. You and your private group will solve clues to unlock stories and facts about Florence's famous Medici family. Stops include the Palazzo Pitti, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Medici, and others. Move at your own pace through the clues; most groups take about two hours.
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Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery - Semi Private TourCultural Tours

Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery - Semi Private Tour

We invite you to visit the last Medici residence in Florence as part of a small guided group that will allow you to enter from the priority entrance of the building, without waiting in long waiting lines. You will discover the most important works belonging to the daily life of the family of the Grand Dukes of the Medici, from Cosimo I to Anna Maria Luisa, the latter also called "Elettrice Palatina" from which the name of the gallery derives. The guide will show you the works concerning the families followed that of the Medici, from the Habsburgs Lorraine to the first King of Italy with annexed Royal apartments. You will visit the main attractions of the Palace, such as the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Museum of Fashion and Costume. The entrance ticket that the guide will give you will be valid for the whole day and will allow you to visit the gallery, remaining inside, even after the end of the guided tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour in a Renaissance Palace.Historical Tours

Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour in a Renaissance Palace.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Skip the line for the tickets (a bit of queue is possible at the metal detector due to security measures) • Discover masterpieces of European art in the Palatine Gallery; • See stunning frescoes and stucco work from the Renaissance and visit the Royal Apartments of the Palazzo Pitti; • Spend an hour and a half exploring the Palatine Gallery with a professional local guide. - Explore the grand-ducal residence of the Medici family, their vast private collection of paintings, arranged in rooms sumptuously decorated with baroque stuccoes and frescoes, and the royal apartments, joined to the gallery, once the residence of the king of Italy.
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Pitti Palace - Private Tour At Galleria Palatina Including Tkts To Boboli GardensHalf-day Tours

Pitti Palace - Private Tour At Galleria Palatina Including Tkts To Boboli Gardens

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Step inside the final home of the Medici family on a private tour of the lavish Pitti Palace. Hear stories about the powerful clan and their legacy in Florence as you walk through royal apartments and the remarkable Palatine Gallery, filled with treasures by Titian, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and other Renaissance masters. Later, independently explore the elaborate Boboli Gardens, considered among the finest in Italy.
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Court luxuryHalf-day Tours

Court luxury

Opulence and solidity. Elegance and refinement. In a nutshell Palazzo Pitti. A monumental complex bearing witness to the splendor of the Medici, Lorraine and Savoy families, powerful dynasties that ruled Tuscany and Italy. From a simple palace it became a palace and theater of the events of the grand-ducal court. In Love With Florence offers you a journey to understand the evolution of taste through the centuries, lifestyles, precious objects. We will take a dip in the past to relive, thanks to anecdotes and curiosities, a vanished world. In the gardens we will stroll in the shade of ancient trees and discover mysterious caves while in the palace we will admire one of the most important picture galleries in Italy which boasts works by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio. Guided tour 3 hours: Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery, Boboli Gardens.  Meeting at your hotel or other place in the city center to be agreed. The tour takes place on foot through the streets of the center.
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Raffaello (Raphael): his extraordinary life and artworks in FlorenceHalf-day Tours

Raffaello (Raphael): his extraordinary life and artworks in Florence

Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautify the city of Florence during his stay in our city from 1504 to 1508. He died at the age of 37 in 1520. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death we have created a special tour about this undiscussed painter. The Palatine Gallery , Palazzo Pitti, houses the best Raphael paintings in Florence, perhaps even a portrait of the beautiful Fornarina in the sweet face of the Madonna della Seggiola (Vergin Mary of the Chair). You will see the Palace where Raphael met Leonardo’s Monna Lisa in Florence and got totally impressed. Raphael was also an original architect of smart taste: Raphael’s style palaces in Florence are very different from the Florentine Renaissance-style buildings. Raffaello was handsome, kind and intelligent, everybody loved him: your guide will tell you the story of Raphael's short but intense life, full of love, women and favours by his patrons!
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Pitti Palace: The Royal Palace of FlorenceHalf-day Tours

Pitti Palace: The Royal Palace of Florence

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Make the most of a visit to the former home of Florentine rulers and Italian royalty with a private tour of the Pitti Palace. The enormous estate could take days to explore, so avoid aimless wandering and ensure you see the most impressive highlights with a private guide at your disposal. Admire the Medici’s private art collection featuring works by Renaissance masters like Botticelli and Raphael, and get a glimpse of blue-blooded life inside the royal apartments.
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Guided Visit to the Galleria Palatina - Palazzo PittiPrivate and Luxury

Guided Visit to the Galleria Palatina - Palazzo Pitti

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Have an incredible experience visiting the Royal Palace of Florence with its luxurious rooms, paintings and admire masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, part of the amazing collections of the Medici family, learning the stories and the secrets of their Court's life.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery costs USD 45.50. Guided Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery tours start around USD 45.50 per person. See all 13 Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery tickets and tours on Viator.
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