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Palazzo pitti in Italy
Written by Rahul on May 18, 2020 Share on

Palazzo Pitti – The Renaissance of River Arno

The admiration towards the architecture of the Florence city has never ceased to amuse me in no way. For a reason, the Famous game “Assassins Creed” game has given me most of my admiration towards it and for one reason or the other, Florence is always in the top of my list. Of the list of things to Visit in Florence, Palazzo Pitti or the Pitti Palace. This Is mainly a Renaissance Palace which was built in 1458 on the south side of the River Arno. This was originally the township of the famous and the ambitious Florence Banker, Luca Pitti. This Palazzo Pitti is Florence’s largest museum complex. The principle complex of the palazzo is around 32,000 Sq. metres which are divided into several museums or galleries.

Palazzo Pitti front view
Image credits: Google Images

The Museums of the Palazzo Pitti

1.Royal Apartment

The Royal apartment is a suite of 14 rooms, where the Medici family was living earlier. They have been mostly furnished from the Medici era and it was as latest as the 19th century. This gives you the collectables and the types of furniture like the 4 poster beds etc. They had many Medici portraits and they were mostly by the artist Giusto Sustermans.

2.Palantine Gallery

The Main Gallary of the Palazzo Pitti, which is in the left-wing. This Gallary contains a large ensemble of more than 500 principally Renaissance paintings and they were the Medici family’s private collections. The collection of paintings comprises mainly of Titian, Raphel, Corregio, Peter Paul Rubens and most importantly Petro De Cortona.

3.Gallery of Modern Art

This Gallery originates from the remodelling of 1748 Florentine academy. It has a collection of various Paintings and Sculptures from the 19th century and the 20th century. There are many historical paintings in the room Most importantly the well-known landscapes of the Maremma area by Giovanni Fattori. He was one of the important artists of the Macchiaioli movement.

4.Treasury of the Grand Dukes

This is also called the Silver Museum. This most importantly comprises the rooms that were once used as a summer apartment of the Medici. It houses the “Medici’s Treasure” which are the semi-precious stone vases, rock crystals, ambers and ivories. There is a Section of the Museum which has dedicated itself to Contemporary Jewelry and besides it houses jewellery collection from the 17-19th century.

The interiors of Palazzo Pitti
Frescoes and interiors in the Palazzo Pitti P.C – Web Gallery of Art (Google)

The Direction Guide:

Florence Museum is a gem of its architecture in Italy. This is one of the places that have to be visited once when visiting Florence. This is one of the top attraction sites that is visited by the customers.

Address: 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Drive: The drive is a 3 km long drive and it is a 5-minute drive from the Basilica.

By Bus: The Bus services that take you to the gates of the Boboli gardens are:
C3, C4 and 11.
*(Taking Santa Maria Novella Basilica as a point, giving you directions and means of transport from there.)

Taxi: The drive is a 3 km long drive and it is a 5-minute drive from the Basilica. The taxi costs up to 10-15 euros.

Street view of Palazzo Pitti from Google maps

 Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Satellite view of Palazzo Pitti

 Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info:


Opening Days: From Tuesday to Sunday

Opening Hours: 08.15 am – 6.50 pm

Closing Days: Mondays, 1 January, 25 December

The admission closure starts from 6.35 pm and the ticket office closes at 5.45 pm. Reach the place in time to get have to cover most of the galleries in the Palazzo Pitti.


The type of entry tickets for the Palazzo Pitti is a single entry ticket.
You will get access to the collections: Palatine Gallery, Imperial and Royal Apartments Gallery of Modern Art, Treasury of the Grand Dukes, Museum of Costume and Fashion.
The ticket rates are the following.

Regular: 16€
Entrance reservation: 3€

Between May and September will be the best time to visit Florence.

There are no specific dress codes in case of entering into the Boboli gardens. You can take the tour in your comfortable casual clothing with good walking shoes as you will have to walk a lot in the garden.

I hope you have all the information about the architectural brilliance the best-known information about the Italian art and sculptures and the Italian Fashion of the Palazzo Pitti. This should definitely be on your checklist whenever you will be travelling to Europe. All the major attractions can be fitted into a 4 day ideal trip to Italy with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to fill in your bucket list with the activity.

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