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Pitti Palace

Piazza de Pitti, 1, 50125 Florence, Italy
+39 055 294883
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #35 of 219 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Gardens, Museums, Art Museums, Monuments/ Statues
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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Plan to go early if you only have one day to see the Pitti Palace and gardens. It's a huge complex with many different museums inside the palace. It's worth getting the Friends of the Uffizi card if you plan on visiting more than once, and you'll be able to go to other museums and churches in and around Florence... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Please take a 5-minute walk past the bridge and visit the Pitti Palace and Gardens. While the gardens are more green space and fountains than flowers and nicely trimmed hedges the climb up the hill is worth the price of admission for the views it provides. The piazza in front of the palace is a fun place to sit in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful collection of paintings. But it is all too much. Three rows of side-to-side paintings on a wall is not doing them honour. Apart from that the building is hideous

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure what we were getting into by buying tickets to the Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments, but it was too hot to visit the gardens, so we opted for the inside tickets. We were so glad we did! The Palatine Gallery has an amazing collection of paintings--Raphael, Rubens, Titian, etc--and it was not crowded at all. The Royal... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This palace is the epitome of the term "living large". Home to the Medicis, the huge palace and its sumptuous furnishings give an incredible picture of the wealth and power of the Medici family that ruled Florence during the Renaissance. The art they assembled is an amazing collection that, by itself, would qualify as among the world's best. Add to... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We allowed plenty if time to visit the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. The gardens are large and formed on the hillside, on a hot day don't forget to have water with you although there was a drink fountain working near the Porcelain Museum at the top of the hill. There are sevens entrance points and 10 euros gained us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is quite nice to start your trip in Florence with the Pitti Palace. You get to see many arts in situ, special exhibitions held there, and afterwards you can stroll in the Boboli garden, or window shop in the streets that lead to the Pont Vecchio. There are nice shops and restaurants, but beware of Florentine merchants, as some... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Palazzo Pitti was the last of the big museums we visited and in hindsight, should have started with this one- it is an energy- busting tour. To be fair, spending weeks in Florence's museums, one could still glaze over with the volume of art and concentration of big- hitting works if art. The Pritti is the mother of all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great location, very clean, friendly staff. Make sure you have a drink on the 6th floor at the restaurant. It has a very nice view of the city, especially at night.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The palace is very nice, the exhibits and artifacts as well as the art are all very interesting. However, I wish they had more of what it looked like in the past with the furniture, kindda like at the Louvre for Napoleon's apartments or Versailles. I think that would be the cherry on top. As for the gardens, they are... More

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