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Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery & Boboli Gardens Tickets

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  • Get direct entry to 3 of Florence's most alluring sights, Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery, and Boboli Gardens, with a single combo ticket.
  • Skip long ticketing lines to the opulent residence of former grand dukes and monarchs, where Renaissance art, architecture and nature merge.
  • Stroll through the art haven of Palatine Gallery, with an assortment of historic artifacts, and gorgeous artworks like The Three Ages of Man by Giorgione.
  • Meander through the sprawling Boboli Gardens, a tranquil Medici paradise of ponds, statues, and ancient holm oak trees.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Pitti Palace
  • Skip-the-line entry to Boboli Gardens
  • Access to Palatine Gallery
  • Access to Bardini Gardens
  • Access to Porcelain Museum

Exclusions

  • Guide
  • Transfers
  • Access to the Grotta del Buontalenti at Boboli Gardens
  • Tip: When at Boboli, explore the Knight's Garden, an area with geometric flower beds and a charming fountain.
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.
  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • From the square, the climb to the entrance of the Pitti Palace is rather steep (with a maximum gradient of 20%), so an accompanying person is recommended for wheelchair users or persons with reduced mobility.
  • From the courtyard, you can take the stairs or lifts to access the Palatine Gallery (1st floor). The lifts are located on the right side near the cloakroom.
  • The entire Boboli Gardens area is pedestrianized, and is not accessible by vehicle; if you have a disability badge, you can park nearby.
  • Facilities: free cloakroom storage.
  • Backpacks, bags, umbrellas and other large objects must be stored in the cloakroom prior to entry.
  • Guests under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery Guided Tour

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1 hr. 30 min.
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  • Wondering how to experience Pitti Palace, one of the grandest residences in Florence? Try out a guided tour that includes the Royal Apartments and Palatine Gallery.
  • An expert English, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide provides insight into the Medici dynasty and their role in Florence’s politics, culture, and economy.
  • Browse through the private collection of the Medici family at Palatine Gallery, discovering works like The Concert by Titian and Artemisia Gentileschi's St. Mary Magdalen.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide (as per option selected)
  • Access to the Royal Apartments and temporary exhibitions
  • Tip: Fascinated with the works of Raphael? Find the elegant Woman with a Veil in the Jupiter Room, and the mystical Ezekiel's Vision in the Saturn Room of Palatine Gallery.
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.
  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • From the square, the slope to the entrance of the Pitti Palace is rather steep (with a maximum gradient of 20%), so a companion is recommended for wheelchair users.
  • From the courtyard, you can take the stairs or lifts to access the Palatine Gallery (1st floor). The lifts are located on the right side near the cloakroom.
  • Facilities: free cloakroom storage.
  • Backpacks, bags, umbrellas and other large objects must be stored in the cloakroom prior to entry.
  • Guests under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Florence 5-Day Pass: Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens Tickets

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€57
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You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Prepare for an artistic curation in the epicenter of Florence! 1 ticket opens the doors to Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery, and the Boboli Gardens.
  • Forget about planning woes over a leisurely 5 days and immerse yourself along the Arno River’s banks—from Renaissance opulence to green escapes.
  • Uffizi Gallery is home to seminal masterpieces, like Primavera by Boticelli and Raphael’s numerous portraits of Madonna.
  • Wander among sculptures, fountains and 100-year-old holm oak trees at Boboli Gardens, a manicured Medici paradise!
  • Pitti Palace, right in front of the gardens, is a complex of museums, including the Palatine Gallery. Get lost amidst works like Sleeping Cupid by Carravaggio.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Uffizi Gallery
  • Entry to Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery
  • Entry to Boboli Gardens
  • Entry to the Museum Opificio Delle Pietre Dure
  • Entry to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • Tip: Break a little sweat climbing to the top of Belvedere Fort, which sits on the Boboli Gardens’ highest hill! The panoramas of Florence are worth the hike.
  • The optional audio guide for Uffizi is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, and Korean.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • Please note that you must notify the presence of guide dogs and service animals in advance by sending an email to uffiziaccessibili@cultura.gov.it and attaching the relevant certification.
  • The accessible entrance to Uffizi Gallery is located at Door 1 under the colonnade (the accessible ramp to the colonnade is in Via della Ninna). At the end of the corridor, an elevator that leads directly to the 2nd floor of the Gallery.
  • Guests requiring entry with motorized wheelchairs, electric scooters or other large devices should contact the reception staff, who will direct them to the Uffizi concierge desk.
  • From the square, the slope to the entrance of the Pitti Palace is rather steep (with a maximum gradient of 20%), so a companion is recommended for wheelchair users.
  • From the courtyard, you can take the stairs or lifts to access the Palatine Gallery (1st floor). The lifts are located on the right side near the cloakroom.
  • The entire Boboli Gardens area is pedestrianized, and is not accessible by vehicle; if you have a disability badge, you can park nearby.
  • Facilities: free cloakroom storage.
  • Backpacks, bags, umbrellas and other large objects must be stored in the cloakroom prior to entry.
  • Guests under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery & Boboli Gardens Guided Tour

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€98
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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3 hr.
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  • Skip the lines and delve into the Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery and Boboli Gardens with a passionate guide, unlocking Renaissance secrets.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, Florence's most powerful family, with exclusive access to their grand residence, the Pitti Palace.
  • See iconic works by Raphael, Pietro Perugino, and Riminaldi, housed in the opulent Palatine Gallery, alongside captivating frescoes.
  • Escape the crowds on a stroll through the Boboli Gardens, once a playground of Medici nobles. Be sure to look for hidden grottos!
  • A small group tour means personalized attention and ample time to ask questions, ensuring an enriching and interactive experience.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery & Boboli Gardens with entry
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 3+
  • Tip: Head to Piazzale Michelangelo, a short walk from Pitti Palace, for panoramic views of Florence bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 5 years and over the age of 80 years.
  • Nobody likes a crowd. A single group has a maximum of 12 people.
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.
  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • From the square, the slope to the entrance of the Pitti Palace is rather steep (with a maximum gradient of 20%), so a companion is recommended for wheelchair users.
  • From the courtyard, you can take the stairs or lifts to access the Palatine Gallery (1st floor). The lifts are located on the right side near the cloakroom.
  • The entire Boboli Gardens area is pedestrianized, and is not accessible by vehicle; if you have a disability badge, you can park nearby.
  • Facilities: free cloakroom storage.
  • Backpacks, bags, umbrellas and other large objects must be stored in the cloakroom prior to entry.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Medici's Mile Guided Walking Tour with Pitti Palace Tickets

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€59
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  • March a mile in an aristocrat's boots on this enchanting UNESCO-listed route lined with historic Medici residences. Also enter the lavish Pitti Palace!
  • Admire the Medici Riccardi Palace and trace the exterior of the Vasari Corridor as your specialist guide unravels Florence's most powerful family.
  • Relish a visit to one of the grandest residences of the dynasty, Pitti Palace, and the 4 museums that it houses!
  • At Palatine Gallery, encounter sublime subjects like Judith with the Head of Holofernes and Martyrdom of St. Cecilia, both heavily inspired by Carravaggio.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Medici district
  • Skip-the-line entry to Pitti Palace
  • Access to Palatine Gallery
  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Multilingual assistance at the meeting point

Exclusions

  • Guided tour of Pitti Palace
  • Tip: Discover Sandro Botticelli's Bella Simonetta and the Bartolini Tondo by Fillippo Lippi in the Prometheus Room at Palatine Gallery.
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.
  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • From the square, the slope to the entrance of the Pitti Palace is rather steep (with a maximum gradient of 20%), so a companion is recommended for wheelchair users.
  • From the courtyard, you can take the stairs or lifts to access the Palatine Gallery (1st floor). The lifts are located on the right side near the cloakroom.
  • Facilities: free cloakroom storage.
  • Backpacks, bags, umbrellas and other large objects must be stored in the cloakroom prior to entry.
  • Guests under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 5%): Florence Cathedral + Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens Tickets

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  • Uncover 2 distinct legacies in Florence with tickets to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Medici wonders, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens!
  • Visit the cathedral complex over 3 days, including the Opera Museum and St. John’s Baptistery. Upgrade to scale Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
  • Set foot into the former regal residence Pitti Palace, exploring the museums and Royal Apartments. Also enjoy the serene Bardini Gardens!
  • See dramatic mythic battles like Apollo flaying Marsyas by Giovanni Bilivert to coy portraits like Painting and Poetry by Francesco Furini at Palatine Gallery.
  • The serene Boboli Gardens invites you to an intricately planned set of symmetrical woods, hidden caves, and sculptures.

Inclusions

Florence Cathedral

  • Entry to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Entry to the Crypt of Santa Reparata
  • Entry to Opera del Duomo Museum & St. John's Baptistery
  • Entry to Brunelleschi's Dome (optional)
  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower (optional)

Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery & Boboli Gardens

  • Skip-the-line entry to Pitti Palace
  • Skip-the-line entry to Boboli Gardens
  • Access to Palatine Gallery
  • Access to Bardini Gardens
  • Access to Porcelain Museum

Florence Cathedral

  • Tip: Check out the Pietà sculpture by Michelangelo at the Opera del Duomo Museum.
  • Strict dress code: Clothing that covers the knees and shoulders. Sandals, headgear, and sunglasses are also not allowed.
  • The Dome & Bell Tower are not accessible for wheelchair users, guests with mobility issues, back problems, or heart conditions.
  • Please note that there are 463 steps to the top of the Dome, and 414 steps to the top of Giotto's Bell Tower, with no elevator access.
  • The Opera Museum, Bell Tower, and Baptistery all have flexible entry. You'll be able to visit these sites within 72 hours of first use.
  • Dome access is timed and must be visited on the date & time selected during checkout.

Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

  • Tip: Watch out for the Isolotto at Boboli Gardens, an oval-shaped island in the middle of a pond, featuring fountains, statues and citrus trees!
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or at least placed in silent mode.
  • It is forbidden to run or walk barefoot in the museum premises.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Photography with any professional equipment including the use of flash and drones is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Pets cannot tag along for this experience, with the exception of guide dogs and service animals, properly leashed and with a public medical certificate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Palazzo Pitti Palatine Gallery
Pitti Palace
  • Location: The Palatine Gallery spills over to Royal and Imperial Apartments covering the entire first floor of Pitti Palace
  • Year opened: 1828
  • Founder: Leopoldo I of Lorraine
  • Total rooms: 28 Rooms exhibiting over 500 artworks
  • Highlights: Works by Raphael, Titian, Perugino, Correggio, Peter Paul Rubens, and Pietro da Cortona, also sculptures, porcelains, tapestries, and furnishings.
Palatine Gallery

Pass through the Antechambers of the Footmen and the Gallery of Statues, once an open portico with views of Ammannati’s courtyard, you'll arrive at the Castagnoli Room. Here, the Gallery divides into two sections: one leading to the former apartments of the Grand Duchess (right wing, rooms 4-11 and 16-18), and the other leading straight through the Hall of Music to the Grand Duke's quarters.

Antechambers and Gallery of Statues

Antechambers and Gallery of Statues

These are the entrance spaces leading to the Palatine Gallery, displaying classic 17th-century picture gallery designs. The walls are covered with paintings in the style of quadrerie, combining rich fresco decorations and original framed artworks. Unlike modern museums, there's no strict timeline here; instead, you get a taste of the personal preferences of the palace's collectors.

Quartiere del Volterrano

Quartiere del Volterrano

This section, known as the "Quartiere del Volterrano," consists of chambers once occupied by Grand Duchess Vittoria della Rovere. The rooms, including bedrooms, service areas, and private chapels, feature frescoed ceilings with scenes reflecting the duchess's devotion and moral virtues. Notable highlights include Baldassarre Franceschini's frescoes and Vittoria della Rovere's invaluable contribution to Florence's cultural heritage.

Grand Duke's Apartments

Grand Duke's Apartments

This section boasts the core works of the Palatine Gallery, starting from the Room of Prometheus. Embellished with frescoes, stuccoes, and reliefs celebrating the House of Medici, these rooms encase many famous works by Raphael, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Titian, and Caravaggio. Each room has its unique artistic experience, from mythological themes to Renaissance masterpieces.

Royal Apartments

The Royal Apartments

Continuing from the Palatine Gallery, the tour extends to the Royal Apartments, comprising fourteen magnificent rooms that once served as the residence of the Medici and Lorraine grand ducal families. The rooms poetically narrate the tale of the palace's history and evolution over time via their unique styles. Highlights include the Green Room, with frescoes by Giuseppe Castagnoli, and the Throne Room, decorated for King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy.

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) artwork

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

One of the most versatile and influential painters of the Italian Renaissance, Titian's works are known for their rich color palette and masterful use of light and shadow. His portraits and religious paintings are celebrated for their emotional depth and realism.

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio)

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio)

A key figure of the High Renaissance, Raphael's paintings are characterized by their harmony, balance, and grace. Known for his Madonnas, portraits, and frescoes, Raphael's work epitomizes the ideals of classical beauty and perfection.

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens

A prolific Flemish Baroque painter, Rubens is renowned for his dynamic compositions, vibrant colors, and dramatic flair. His works often depict mythological, religious, and historical subjects with a sense of movement and vitality.

Anthony van Dyck (Antoon van Dyck)

Anthony van Dyck (Antoon van Dyck)

A leading Flemish Baroque artist, van Dyck is best known for his elegant portraits, characterized by their refined style and psychological insight. His paintings capture the grace and sophistication of the European aristocracy.

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

A Spanish Baroque painter, Murillo is famous for his religious and genre paintings, which often depict scenes of everyday life with warmth and tenderness. His works are distinguished by their soft, luminous colors and emotive expression.

Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano) - Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano)

An Italian Mannerist painter, Bronzino is known for his elegant portraits and allegorical works. His paintings exhibit a meticulous attention to detail and a sophisticated sense of style.

Do I need separate tickets to visit Palatine Gallery?

No, you don't need a separate ticket, the access is included in your Pitti Palace tickets.

Why is Palatine Gallery significant?

The Palatine Gallery is significant due to its impressive collection of Renaissance and early Baroque paintings, including masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, and Rubens. The gallery is housed in the Pitti Palace, which was once the residence of the Medici family, the Habsburg-Lorraine family, and the House of Savoy, adding to its historical significance.

How much time should I dedicate to exploring Palatine Gallery?

The Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments together occupy 28 rooms, and it is recommended to allocate at least 1-2 hours to fully appreciate the art and the historical significance of the gallery.

Is there a limit to how many visitors can be inside the gallery?

While there is no particular number defined for maximum visitors inside the gallery, the management often regulates access during peak seasons when the palace sees a high surge of visitors. Considering the vast size of the gallery, it doesn’t happen very frequently, so we wouldn't recommend worrying much about it.

Are there any guided tours available for the gallery?

Yes, you can find guided tours for the Palatine Gallery and Pitti Palace. These tours can be arranged through authorized partners, such as Headout, and may include skip-the-line entry, a tour of the majestic Pitti Palace, and a tour through the beautiful Boboli Gardens.

Is there any specific time of the day when the gallery is less crowded?

The best bet for avoiding crowds is always the first two hours after the opening.

Is there a recommended route or order to follow when exploring the gallery?

The Palatine Gallery is arranged in a decorative manner, with paintings covering most of the surface of the walls following symmetrical patterns. A recommended path to follow would be to explore the 28 rooms in a sequential order, taking the time to appreciate the art and the historical significance of each room.

How does the Palatine Gallery's collection differ from traditional museums in terms of layout and presentation?

The Palatine Gallery's collection is presented in a elaborate manner, with paintings covering most of the surface of the walls following symmetrical patterns, and the gallery arrangement is enhanced by carved and gilded frames, aiming to amaze and impress visitors who entered these staterooms.

Is there any dress code for visiting?

While there are no hard rules outlining the specifics of what and what not to wear, it’s expected for visitors to dress modestly. Avoid wearing exposing clothes, offensive prints, and maybe wear comfortable shoes since a lot of walking is involved. 

How does the historical significance of the Palatine Gallery, tied to the Medici dynasty and subsequent ruling families, enhance the visitor experience?

The Palatine Gallery is located in the Pitti Palace, the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany (Medici and Lorraine) and of the Italian royal family. The historical significance of the gallery is backed up by the Royal Apartments, which are richly decorated with furniture and accessories from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, and the famous technique of commesso fiorentino (Florentine mosaic).

What additional attractions and experiences can visitors enjoy within the larger Pitti Palace complex after exploring the Palatine Gallery?

After exploring the Palatine Gallery, visitors can enjoy the Gallery of Modern Art, the Costume Gallery, the Treasury of the Grand Dukes (known as the Silver Museum), and the Boboli Gardens, which offer a magnificent view of both Florence and the Boboli Gardens, the park that surrounds the Florentine palace of the Medici.