Guided tour

Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

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Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 59.75 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of a vast private collection of paintings, arranged in rooms sumptuously decorated with baroque stuccoes and frescoes.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Renaissance masterpieces in the Palatine Gallery
  • Skip the line and spend more time inside
  • See stunning frescoes and stucco work from the Renaissance
  • Visit the Royal Apartments of the Palazzo Pitti
Full description

Go on a guided tour through the Palatine Gallery, the opulent Renaissance palace that served as the Medici family's main residence after it was built during the 15th century.

Marvel at the incredible collection of artworks arrayed in the style typical of private collections surrounded by rich decor and ornate original frames.  Accompany your local guide through the gallery and admire dozens of Renaissance paintings, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, and many other Italian and European painters from the 15th- to 17th- century.

Explore the Planetary Rooms, which were designed by the great Baroque painter Pietro da Cortona to provide a stunning backdrop of frescoes and stucco to the paintings in the Medici collection.

Finally, visit the royal apartments once inhabited by the King of Italy.  After you 1.5-hour tour, enjoy free time to return to any rooms or paintings you want to take a closer look at.

This is the ideal tour for art and history lovers alike, made all the better by your knowledgeable tour guide and coveted skip-the-line access.

  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Entrance ticket with reservation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Our guide, Elena, was very good, nice and professional: thanks to her we were able to make the most of our last hours in Florence! After introducing us to the Pitti Palace entrance and the particularities of the palace, he expertly guided us through the halls of the Palatine Gallery, making our visit truly special. Thank you! We highly recommend this tour.

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November 14, 2022

This is one of those destinations where you absolutely should do a tour to make the most of it. Loved our tour with Leonardo. He was fantastic and super engaging. We learned so much! So many fun facts about the Medici family (& we had a good chat about the Medici netflix series too!). Highly recommend the tour and extra shoutouts to our fantastic guide!

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September 3, 2021

Our guided tour was very special as it was just the two of us (my husband and I). Our guide, Martina, was very punctual and told us in detail the history of the Medici who inhabited the palace. It took illustrative materials and figures to help our understanding. We love it.

February 3, 2020

Product ID: 240767