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Pitti Palace

Piazza de Pitti, 1, 50125 Florence, Italy
+39 055 294883
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Ranked #37 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Gardens, Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A complex of art museums housing some of the most celebrated treasures in the city.
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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

So beautiful and opulent, looks nothing from the exterior. Watch out for the 'free' tour of the private areas of the royal apartments, including the bedrooms and bathrooms. This tour takes about 30 mins and as you enter the apartments the lady is sitting at a small desk on the left. You have to put your names on the list... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Less crowded and frantic than the larger Uffitzi, this museum offers several attractions of interest. The Damiani 90 Years collection is simply breathtaking in it's display of award winning diamond creations. At the time I was there, a beautiful costume and clothing design collection was being presented. It covered eras from the early 1900's to the present. In addition there... More

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Clutton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The royal apartments probably have wonderful ceilings but as all of these were being used to display an art exhibition there was no lighting and the ceilings were therefore hidden from view. The Palatine apartments were grand indeed with some wonderful artwork on display. We had thought that our ticket included the gardens...it didn't. Be careful when getting a ticket... More

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Huge collection of art. Beautiful gardens. There is a lot of walking involved and a lot of stairs but its well worth the exercise. This place feels like a real palace. You get a taste of real royalty here.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

there's so much to see in the museums and the fabulous old gardens with their views - make time to see it properly

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Too much art crowded in. Impossible to view paintings properly. Staff rude and surly. Don't eat at the cafeteria. We ordered a focaccia ( which arrived after 3 minutes and was lukewarm), coffees and cold drinks which arrived sporadically between 5 and 10 minutes later and a bruschetta which hadn't arrived after 30 minutes despite reminding waiting staff three times.... More

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Freycinet National Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not as well known and less frequented by visitors (in comparison to Uffizi and Galleria) although still has lots of visitors. Huge collection of really fantastic art. The palace itself is worth the visit too. All the Italian masters are here plus more. If you look carefully, there are spots where there are free guided tours to parts of the... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We’ve been to Florence 6 times in the last 15 years and had never gone to the Pitti Palace, the former the home of the Medicis, until this year. How did we miss this jewel? We’ve been to all of the major Florentine museums several times and to most of the minor Florentine museums at least once. But this was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a bit of a walk to get to, but the Pitti Palace is worth going to. Lots of stairs so be ready, I think there were 3 or 4 double sets to go up (and down) to get to the apartments. The paintings are amazing (be sure to look up at the ceilings, gorgeous) and there are many... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a fantastic day out,would suggest a day buy the combined tickets first we toured the palace with the different rooms decorated as the different ruling houses had them decorated (napoleons bath a highlight) then we had lunch in the courtyard cafe before embarking on a tour of the gardens which were magnificent,the views over the city of Florence... More

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