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Florence: Entrance Ticket to Pitti Palace

1. Florence: Entrance Ticket to Pitti Palace

Step inside Florence's Pitti Palace and explore the Palatine Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art with your priority ticket. Marvel at historic collections, such as the Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Medici Collection. The original palazzo was built for the Pitti family in 1457, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Today, the lavish Renaissance palace hosts an extraordinary collection of art.  Admire some of the incredible works amassed by the Medicis during their rule. See works from Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona and Rubens. From the windows, catch views of Brunelleschi’s Santo Spirito Basilica and the Boboli Gardens.  Explore some of the most important museums in Florence on your visit to the Pitti Palace. Visit the Palatine Gallery on the first floor and discover a broad collection of 16th and 17th-century paintings, and the Royal Apartments, containing furnishings from a remodeling done in the 19th century. Then, head to the second floor to see the Gallery of Modern Art and admire the fine collection of paintings and sculptures, mostly Italian, dating from the late 18th century to World War I. The elegant rooms, which were inhabited by the Lorraine grand dukes, are decorated with works of the neo-classical and romantic periods.

Florence: Uffizi, Pitti Palace & Boboli Combined 5-Day Pass

2. Florence: Uffizi, Pitti Palace & Boboli Combined 5-Day Pass

Explore the top sights of Florence with this combination entry ticket. This combination ticket, in addition to saving you money, allows you to visit 4 of Florence's major attractions over 5 days starting from your first visit to the Uffizi Gallery. This initial visit will be the only one with a specific date and time to exchange your voucher, thanks to our hosts. You can visit the remaining museums at your own convenience without any time restrictions, except for the museums' opening hours. Discover the Pitti Palace, see the iconic Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery, and learn the history of Florence at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. Begin your exploration by meeting a host in front of the Uffizi to pick up your reserved entrance ticket. After visiting the Uffizi, you will have five days to see the rest of the sights. Start with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to iconic paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. See Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Caravaggio's "Medusa," and works from Michelangelo. Marvel at the invaluable collection of ancient Roman statues that adorns the corridors. Next, discover Pitti Palace and its Palatine Gallery. Admire 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.  Take in the relaxing atmosphere and luxury of the Boboli Gardens and get a sense of the privilege and power enjoyed by the Medici family before heading to the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure Museum to learn about Florence's rich history of culture. Finish with a visit to the immense National Archeological Museum of Florence and see ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Florence: Cathedral Tickets with Brunelleschi's Dome Pass

3. Florence: Cathedral Tickets with Brunelleschi's Dome Pass

Explore Florence's Cathedral with an entry pass to this iconic landmark. Visit the top of the Dome, the Baptistry, the Crypt, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Enjoy your self-guided tour of the Cupola and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, and more. You can also discover the fascinating interiors of the Cathedral, including the Baptistry and Crypt. Learn more about these treasured historic features of the Cathedral with your audio guide. NB. The time slot that you select it is only for the Cupola climbing, you can start visiting the other museums included starting from the morning of the day selected for the climbing. Plese do note that on Sunday the opening time is restricted due to religious celebrations. If you have purchased the option with digital audioguide included you need to exchange your voucher at the local partner's office (Slow Tour Tuscany) at Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 10 black. If you have purchased the option "Ticket only" you will receive your digital entry tickets by whatsapp, text message or/and email the day before and you will be able to go directly to the entrance of the Cupola with NO voucher exchange.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

4. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

5. Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes you through the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

6. Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists. During your ride, you'll also come across historic and religious landmarks, such as Santa Maria Novella, Pitti Palace, the Basilicas of Santo Spirito, Santa Croce, and San Lorenzo.

Florence: Pitti Palace, Boboli Garden, Palatine Gallery Tour

7. Florence: Pitti Palace, Boboli Garden, Palatine Gallery Tour

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 Palatine 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.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Green Wheels Golf Cart Excursion

8. Florence: Eco-Friendly Green Wheels Golf Cart Excursion

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

9. Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Purchase the FirenzeCard and secure yourself access to all of Florence's 60 museums with a single pass. See the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, and many others, and also benefit from exclusive discounts at selected shops and restaurants. Avoid paying entrance fees with a card that includes priority entry to the city's museums including to exhibitions which usually incur an additional fee. Bring your kids for free, with under-18s gaining access when accompanied by a cardholder. Witness masterworks at venues like the Uffizi, Accademia, and the Brancacci Chapels. Book your timeslot to beat the crowds and secure access to these famous venues and many more.

Florence: Uffizi Gallery Entry with 4 Attractions 5-Day Pass

10. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Entry with 4 Attractions 5-Day Pass

Book your admission to the most visited museum in the world with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Uffizi Gallery. After, visit 4 other attractions — Pitti Palace, Boboli and Bardini Gardens, Archeological Museum, and Opificio delle Pietre Dure — anytime during the next 5 days. After collecting all your tickets at the activity provider's agency, enter the Uffizi Gallery without waiting in line. Once inside, discover the largest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world, which used to belong to the Medici family. starting with Giotto, you will meet all the masterpieces of the most important artists of the Renaissance. As you walk through the gallery’s 96 rooms, marvel at masterpieces by all of the most important artists of the Renaissance: Michelangelo, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Giotto, and more. Admire Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" and "Spring," learn about the construction of the Vasari Corridor, and see for yourself why Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings are some of the most enigmatic works of art in the world. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to stop for a coffee or a cappuccino on the terrace that overlooks Piazza della Signoria and offers a splendid view of Brunelleschi’s dome. Stay inside the museum to wander around and keep exploring or come back later in the day as your ticket will be valid until the gallery’s closing time. As well as entry to the Uffizi Gallery, enjoy the chance to visit 4 more attractions within 5 days. Admire Pitti Palace, stroll through the Boboli and Bardini Gardens, travel back in time at the Archeological Museum, and discover semi-precious stones at Opificio delle Pietre Dure.

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Excellent option to start your trip in Florence. You will visit all the important churches and sites and deduce where to go next. Our guide was more than amazing, super knowledgeable and cool citizen of Florence. Highly recommend also if you are tired of walking.

We had a wonderful tour of the Pitti Palace and the Palatine Gallery with Maurizio, who told us so much about both the history of the palace and the details of the art pieces!

The tour was fascinating. Julia was a wonderful guide, full of very interesting and she was very generous with her time. A great afternoon

The tour was amazing!! So much information! Very interesting!!

She was very attentive and personable. Lots of info and fun.