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Pitti Palace Guided Tour: Magnificence of the Medici Dinasty

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Pitti Palace Guided Tour: Magnificence of the Medici Dinasty

Activity provider: ACCORD Italy Smart Tours
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From US$ 62.34 per person

Take a guided tour of the Pitti Palace Musem. Visit the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, and the private art collection of the Medici family inside of their last sumptuous residence.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the former residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany
  • Discover the Medici Royal Apartments
  • See the masterpieces in the Palatine Gallery
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The Pitti Palace was built in the second half of the 15th-century. It is believed to be a project of Filippo Brunelleschi for Luca Pitti but it was unfinished when he died in 1472. In 1550 it was purchased by Eleonora da Toledo, the wife of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de'Medici, as the official residence of the family. In 1560 it was renowned by Bartolomeo Ammannati then at the beginning of the 17th-century by Giulio and Alfonso Parigi. Several changes have been made over the centuries. Now, it houses several museums and is known for the beautiful Boboli Gardens. With your guide, go inside the Palatine Gallery to admire some masterpieces of famous painters including Caravaggio, Botticelli, Rubens, and Titians. Then, visit the Royal Apartments, where the Medici Family, The Grand Dukes of Tuscany, and the Italian Royal Family lived. After the guided visit you can visit the Boboli Gardens independently. 
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  • Guided tour
  • Earphones if the group has more than 8 people
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the main entrance of the Pitti Museum, Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze.

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    • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes as there will be a lot of walking
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    Our tour guide from Accord tours, Maria Cristina, was very good and knowledgeable. She spent two hours covering the history of all of the major artworks at the Pitti Palace. She also gave us a brief overview of the architecture of the building and a history of its former residents.

    November 17, 2021

    A good option to visit the Medici Palace.

    It went very well with our guide Giulia Pogni. Know the spaces and the singularities that must be shown in them. If it were not so, the quantity and quality of the works is such that it would be very difficult to visit all the wealth of heritage that shows such magnificence. We only disliked the delay in entry due to the late arrival of tickets at the time of access to the Palace.

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    May 12, 2019


    The visit to Palazzo Pitti is very interesting and I recommend it because it contains an important piece of our history and art. Our guide Natalia was really good at explaining the life of the Medici family with continuous historical and artistic references and was able to keep our attention high even with curiosity and secrets.I remember that Raffaello, Caravaggio, Tiziano meet ...

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    January 27, 2019

    Product ID: 195317