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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) Tours

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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)
Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) was built by Luca Pitti in the 1400s. A century later, Duchess of Florence Eleonora di Toledo purchased the Renaissance palazzo for her husband, Cosimo I de' Medici, and it remained the official residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the early 20th century. Today, Pitti Palace is Florence's largest museum complex.

The Basics
This massive stone palace was once home to the ruling Medici family, then to the Austrian House of Lorraine, and finally to the House of Savoy—until Victor Emmanuel III donated the palazzo and its contents to the nation of Italy in 1919. A full 140 rooms, housing a number of important museums and galleries, are open to the public. The Palatine Gallery, which holds an impressive collection of Renaissance masterpieces, including works by artists Raphael, Titian and Rubens, is the most famous. Visitors can also tour the sumptuous Royal Apartments, Silver Museum, Porcelain Museum, Carriage Museum, and Costume Gallery. The palazzo even houses a Modern Art Gallery, highlighting Italian painters from the 18th to early-20th centuries. 

An array of private and group tours, often including skip-the-line access to Pitti Palace and other nearby attractions, are available. Consider joining a walking tour of Florence that visits a number of Renaissance monuments built during the reign of the Medici family.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pitti Palace is one of Florence's most important attractions, home to centuries of art and history. Booking a guided tour including skip-the-line tickets is strongly recommended. 
  • Due to the sheer scope of the palace and its collections, by far the best way to visit is with a tour guide who can lead you through the highlights.
  • Large backpacks, bags, and umbrellas are not allowed inside; there is a free cloakroom at the entrance.
  • The palazzo is completely wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Pitti Palace is on the southern bank of the Arno River in the Oltrarno neighborhood, reached via the Ponte Vecchio bridge near the Uffizi Gallery. Take the No. 11 bus to Piazza San Felice or the C3 or D buses to the Pitti stop.

When to Get There
The palazzo can be very crowded between May and October, and at midday. Consider an early-morning or late-afternoon tour to avoid the peak visiting hours. The museums are closed on Mondays and holidays. 

Visiting the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens
After visiting Pitti Palace, take a stroll around the adjacent Boboli Gardens, dotted with Renaissance statues, fountains, and grottoes.
Address: Piazza de' Pitti, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily at 8:15am, closing times vary depending on the month. Closed Christmas and New Year's
Admission: Fees vary depending on gallery
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Skip-the-Line: Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery Ticket at the Pitti Palace

Skip-the-Line: Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery Ticket at the Pitti Palace

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While the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery are first to draw Florence’s main art-loving crowds, the Pitti Palace’s Palatine Gallery houses another must-see collection. Avoid the main entrance lines with this skip-the-line ticket, and admire the largely 17th-century artworks by greats including Titian, Raphael, Botticelli and others, at leisure. Your ticket also includes entry to the Pitti’s Gallery of Modern Art, a showcase of later Italian works.
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Palazzo Pitti - Priority Ticket

Palazzo Pitti - Priority Ticket

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Come and visit the last Medici residence in Florence. The museum takes place through the daily life of the Medici Grand Dukes family, from Cosimo I to the last descendants (early 18th century), Ferdinando, Gian Gastone and lastly Anna Maria Luisa also known as the Palatine Electress to whom it is dedicated the museum. The successors of the Medici, the Habsburg Lorraine, up to the first King of Italy with adjoining Royal apartments. In addition to the civic and political function of the rooms, the museum also preserves a private collection of Florentine paintings, ancient statues, furniture and mosaics of great beauty and historical importance. Not to mention the frescoes that decorate the ceilings and walls. By purchasing this type of ticket, you will have the opportunity to additionally purchase the ticket for the Boboli Gardens.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

Skip-the-Line Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

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Get an up-close look at works from Titian, Raphael and Rubens on this tour of Florence’s Palatine Gallery. Located inside the Pitti Palace, former home of the Medici rulers, you’ll skip the main entrance lines with your guide and head straight inside. Explore the elaborate interior of the gallery and the impressive paintings on display as you learn about how the Medici family came to amass their private collection. To ensure an intimate experience, numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Tour to Pitti Palace, Palatina Gallery and Boboli Gardens

Small Group Tour to Pitti Palace, Palatina Gallery and Boboli Gardens

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Immerse yourself in Tuscan art, architecture, and landscaping during this small-group tour. You'll tick three of the top area highlights—Pitti Palace, the Palatina Gallery, and the Boboli Gardens—off your must-see list on a single tour. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and have plenty of time to ask questions. Your guide will provide in-depth commentary about the Renaissance history and art objects of each stop.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
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Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo

Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo

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Discover Florence by bike, stopping at landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pedal down narrow lanes of the Oltrarno, an artisan neighborhood off the beaten path. This 2-hour tour, with a historian as your guide, offers three options to suit your personal schedule: morning, afternoon, or late evening. Benefit from the small-group atmosphere limited to 15 bicyclists.
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  • 3 hours
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Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)

Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)

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Come and visit the last Medici residence in Florence with a private local guide. The museum takes place through the daily life of the Grand Dukes of the Medici family, from Cosimo I to the last descendants (early 700s), Ferdinando, Gian Gastone and in the end Anna Maria Luisa also called the Electress Palatine to whom the museum is dedicated. In addition to the civic and political function of the rooms, the museum also houses a private collection of paintings, ancient statues, Florentine furniture and mosaics of great beauty and historical importance. Not to mention the frescoes that decorate the ceilings and walls. Main attractions of the building: - Galleria Palatina - Real apartments - Gallery of Modern Art - Treasure of the Grand Dukes - Museum of Fashion and Costume At the end of the guided tour of the Pitti Palace, the guide will give you the entrance to the Boboli Gardens
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover Italian art, history and culture on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Florence. Select a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and travel around the city’s top attractions, hopping on and off as you like. See the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo, the burial spot of Galileo and Machiavelli at Santa Croce church and more. Your pass includes unlimited rides for the duration selected and 360-degree views from the open air of the upper deck.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltrarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

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Discover the history of the Renaissance city on this walking tour of Florence. Led by a guide, see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and the bustling Piazza della Signoria, and many more. Enjoy stories of the city and its characters, including famous artists and rulers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Florence Bike Tour with Gelato tasting

Florence Bike Tour with Gelato tasting

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Saddle up for a bike tour through the streets of Florence. Led by a local guide, pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and the iconic Ponte Vecchio. As you travel around the historic sites, learn interesting facts and anecdotes about this Renaissance city from your guide. Pull over to enjoy a complimentary coffee or gelato before finishing up your Florence biking excursion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Florence Electric Bike Tour with Farm and Delicious Gelato

Florence Electric Bike Tour with Farm and Delicious Gelato

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Saddle up and see Florence and Fiesole on an electric bike tour. Led by a local guide, head first to the hilltop town of Fiesole to admire panoramic views of Tuscany. Then cycle through Florence to pass top sites like Piazzale Michelangelo, the Ponte Vecchio, and the iconic Duomo, as your guide provides commentary along the way. Take a break at a Florentine wine bar to sample some snacks and local Chianti blend. The electric bike motor will start as soon as you pedal so you can enjoy a leisurely trip.
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  • 4 hours
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All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

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Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Led by a local guide, discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence. Skip the line at the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces as the Michelangelo’s David and the Birt of Venus by Botticelli. Then, explore the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the stunning Duomo complex. To upgrade your ticket, opt for an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant.
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  • 5 hours to 1 day
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Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

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Trace the footsteps of Florence’s powerful Medici family and learn how these medieval art patrons helped spark the Renaissance. Visit Medici chapels and palaces while hearing tales of court intrigue and scandals. Follow the historic Vasari Corridor that dukes and duchesses used to cross the city in secret, and finish across the River Arno with included admission to your choice of either the Palazzo Pitti — the last Medici residence — or the royal Boboli Gardens.
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  • 2 hours
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Best of Florence: Renaissance and Medieval City Walking Tour

Best of Florence: Renaissance and Medieval City Walking Tour

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Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo, follow from the outside the entire path of the famous Vasari Corridor and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, now host to a hub of jewelry shops.
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Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour

Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus City Bike Tour

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Cycle around the beautiful streets of Florence and see Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ on this Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price. First, pedal around Florence with a local guide, discovering the city’s architectural gems and relaxing with a complimentary gelato or coffee. Then skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, to witness one of the most famous sculptures in the world.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.
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  • 3 hours
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$108.96
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Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart

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Zip around Tuscany's capital city, touring Florence aboard a convinent and eco-friendly electric gold cart. Explore the historic center of this 'cradle of Renaissance,' learning its many monumental sights and attractions through recorded commentary as you go. See such landmarks as the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the open-air Porcellino Market and lovely Ponte alle Grazie, a bridge destroyed during WWII and later reconstructed. Take in the surrounding scenery while your driver navigates the roads. You'll also have an opportunity to visit Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Italy's largest library.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Florence Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Florence Private Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this private half-day tour of Florence. With a guide dedicated just to you and your party, you can help create an itinerary that focuses on the main highlights or places that interest you specifically. Learn about the history and culture of Florence through guided commentary, and taste some of the country's best food with an included antipasti and wine tasting.
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  • 3 hours
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

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See Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa while in port in La Spezia on this full-day, independent excursion. Head first to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a private driver and explore the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace or other top attractions at your leisure. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli and snap some pictures with the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in both cities, as well as skip-the-line tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
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$495.10
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Legends of Florence 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

Legends of Florence 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

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Take a stroll under the stars to discover the hidden secrets and shadowy corners of Florence. On this 2-hour walking tour, hear Renaissance legends and supernatural tales while wandering through romantic piazzas and dimly lit alleyways. See the city’s iconic landmarks illuminated beneath the cloak of night as you uncover a side of Florence not found in any guidebook.
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  • 2 hours
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Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Pitti Palace and the Palatina Gallery with this guided tour. With a reserved entry ticket and time, you'll get access to all of the highlights of the galleries and exhibits while following a carefully curated itinerary. Listen to your guide's engaging narrative through provided audio headsets while you explore.
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Evening Food Tour of Florence

Evening Food Tour of Florence

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Get to know Florence’s beer and brewery scene on this walking tour that includes beer and food tastings. In the Oltrarno quarter on the south side of the River Arno, visit local pubs where you’ll taste four different styles of Italian craft beer. Each is paired with a food sample. This is a great way to experience a different side of Italian culinary culture with a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

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Discover the best that Florence has to offer on a full-day private walking tour through the Renaissance city. Visit the city’s historic landmarks like the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, the Baptistry and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Florence. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and more.
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  • 6 hours
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$309.54
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The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal Residence

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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  • 3 hours
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$157.24
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