After having belonged to the Pitti family for about a century, the majestic palace was bought by the Medici in the mid-sixteenth century and transformed into the most sumptuous residence of the grand dukes of Florence. Enlarged over the centuries up to the present forms, the Pitti Palace was since then the seat of all the ruling dynasties: the Medici, the Lorraine and with the unification of Italy, the Savoy family. The Palatine Gallery with its famous paintings is only one of the museums that you can visit inside.
The Pitti Palace complex is in fact home to important museums that host collections of paintings and works of art of various kinds:
The Boboli Gardens, adjacent to the Pitti Palace, are a historic park in Florence and one of the best examples of Italian garden in the world. Arranged on several levels along the slope of a hill, the gardens cover an area of 45 000 square meters. A true open-air museum, with antique statues, fountains, artificial caves, lakes and water lilies, the Boboli Gardens also offer an exceptional panoramic view of the city.
For information on ticket prices, reservations, temporary exhibitions in progress and more visit: www.uffizi.it/palazzo-pitti
Duration: about 3 hours
For groups of more than 6 people the cost will be reformulated on request depending on the number of participants.
Ticket cost and reservation excluded.