Guided tour

Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and Palatina Gallery Tour

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: FLORENCEPASS

Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and Palatina Gallery Tour

Activity provider: FLORENCEPASS
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From US$ 103.72 per person

Immerse yourself in the magnificence of Pitti Palace, the final residence of the Medici family and stroll through its wonderful garden: an experience that will stay with you forever!

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the splendid architectural context of Pitti Palace, residence of several powerful European families
  • Enjoy the sight of one of the richest painting galleries in the world, revealing the immense prestige of the Medici's art collection
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace
  • Learn about the history of the Medici family, who chose this palace as their grand-ducal residence
Full description

Start in the early morning and visit the grandiose courtyard of the Pitti Palace with your expert English-speaking guide.

Then, you'll reach the "noble floor" (first floor) to discover the magic of the Palatina Gallery and its amazing collection of paintings, Renaissance and Neo-classic pieces of furniture with superb tops made with semi-precious stones, which gave fame to the Medici family all over Europe. Stuccoworks and frescoes on the ceilings, splendid paintings by Andrea del Sarto, Raffaello, Tiziano, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Caravaggio in unimaginably beautiful gilded frames will linger on in your memory. Never too crowded and so enjoyable even in the heat of the summertime, visit the Boboli Gardens in the early morning. One by one all the Grand Dukes of the Medici family will be stepping into the scene in a fabulous scenario.

Continue exploring the oldest part of the Boboli Gardens and its enchanted Amphitheater, as well as its green spaces which have inspired major landscape architects of the world.

Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when required
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Piazza Pitti #1 (Pitti Palace main entrance)

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes for visiting the Boboli Gardens
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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This tour was excellent! Our guide Roberta was very knowledgeable on Medici history and the various works of art in the Palatine Gallery. She gave us plenty of information, even focusing on the various artists’ trademark styles without leaving us bored. You could tell that she was very learned in this subject and passionate about the subject matter, which made us feel more engaged too! She was able to answer questions very well. The tour of the Boboli gardens could have been skipped, in our opinion, but Roberta did make it interesting, giving us information on the history of the laurel leaf and what it signified in the time of the ancient Romans. We would have loved to see the fashion gallery that was displayed in the palace as well, as part of the tour. Overall, very happy with this tour and would definitely recommend!

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June 14, 2022

Forget about the Palace itself, Maurizio Tocchioni of Florence Pass (our guide) was the main attraction of that tour. Never in my life, have I taken a tour of which I have enjoyed every second like this one & that's all because of Maurizio. Florence Pass is a tours operating family business run by Maurizio and his son. The passion he has for Florence and its history is evident in his explanation of every room of the palace and the Boboli Gardens. I cannot recommend this tour enough. If you are going to visit the palace for the first time or want to redicover it, make sure to go on a tour with Maurizio.

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June 4, 2022

The FlorencePass tour was ideal. The group was small, about 7; we started early and thus avoided the larger crowds, and the guide, Roberta, was superb. She was not only knowledgeable, but also sincerely passionate about the subject matter. There was nothing “rote” about her presentation. I’m so glad I did this.

June 3, 2022

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