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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 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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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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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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$142.40
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Medici Palaces Private Tour

Medici Palaces Private Tour

The Medici Family, rulers of Tuscany for three centuries, changed history and shaped the city of Florence as we see it today. Following their footsteps with your licensed guide, decipher the legacy that this powerful family left to the city and visit the major residences of the Medici. From the modest Palazzo Medici-Richardi to the lavish Palazzo Pitti, unveil the rise and fall of this famous family. And inside the Pitti palace, experience the richest art collection of the Medici Family showing their role as the greatest patrons of the Renaissance.
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  • 3 hours
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Florence Bike Tour

Florence Bike Tour

A uniquely pleasant way to discover the city, bike tour is one of the most distinct ways to explore the city. Enjoy a glimpse of all the hidden treasures in the birthplace of Renaissance. Take joy in the beautiful landscape of Florence while taking a relax bike ride with an expert English speaking guide.
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  • 2 hours
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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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Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo

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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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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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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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Florence by golf Cart Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence by golf Cart Piazzale Michelangelo

Guided tour of the most important monuments of the city and the historic center of Florence. Buy time with an expert driver from the city of Florence. the best choice for disabled people to see the city up close.
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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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Medici Masters of Florence Tour

Medici Masters of Florence Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the stories of the most elite families of the time • Walk to see the most important streets and palaces • See the stunning architecture of the historical buildings - Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. From Giovanni de Medici to Lorenzo de Medici, see, hear about, and understand the power of this incredible family.
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Florence Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour - Ultimate Hop On and discover Florence

Florence Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour - Ultimate Hop On and discover Florence

Take in highlights across the city of Florence without getting footsore with this hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Learn about the history and architecture of top Florentine sights via live on-board commentary and get off at attractions that interest you to explore more in depth at your own pace. Admire gems like the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Pitti Palace, and enjoy views over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole.
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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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Private Florence Oltrarno Art and Crafts Walking Tour

Private Florence Oltrarno Art and Crafts Walking Tour

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Explore off the beaten path with a tour through Florence’s lovely Oltrarno district. Led by a private guide, discover the side of the Arno River where a community of artists live and work. Meet Florentine craftsmen, experience stunning Renaissance architecture and visit artist workshops, with the chance to try the ancient skill of paper marbling.
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Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

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Follow in the footsteps of the Medicis, Florence’s Renaissance-era rulers, on this walking tour. Stroll the route dubbed the ‘Medici Mile’ to see buildings and treasures funded and constructed by this wealthy family, who helped nurture the Italian Renaissance. Admire the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Duomo, trace the exterior of the Vasari Corridor, and see the Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, and other residences as you hear about the dynasty’s history, patronage, and power struggles.
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  • 2 hours
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Florence city tour by Golf Cart

Florence city tour by Golf Cart

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Guided tour of the most important monuments of the city and the historic center of Florence. Buy time with an expert driver from the city of Florence. the best choice for disabled people to see the city up close.
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  • 1 hour
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Florence Walking Guided Tour

Florence Walking Guided Tour

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Florence… the world’s most beautiful open-air museum. A town with an incredible history which dates back to 59 B.C. when the Romans decided to create a castrom, which became a camp for war veterans. The golden age of Florence begun in 13th century thanks to its incredibly successful industries in guilds, such as the wool and banking industries. In Florence money meant power therefore soon the clans of dominant families such as Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici began to fight amongst each other for power. A huge part of the competition involved arts as it was considered the masses social media of that time. This walking tour throughout the city is ideal for discovering the secrets and mysteries of Florence. Our English-speaking guide will walk with you through the millennial streets and squares while illustrating what makes Florence one of a kind. From the life of Dante to the rise and fall of the Medici family, this exclusive walking tour will take you through out the city’s history.
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$35.30
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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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$35.30
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Night Tour

Night Tour

on this tour we will show you a part of the city, which is frequented by local people during the nights, and at the same time areas full of history and different places
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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What are Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) hours of operation?
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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) hours of operation: Open daily at 8:15am, closing times vary depending on the month. Closed Christmas and New Year's. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) 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 124 Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) costs USD 40.16. Guided Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tours start around USD 40.16 per person. See all 124 Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) tickets and tours on Viator.
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