Palazzo Pitti

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Palazzo Pitti
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A complex of art museums housing some of the most celebrated treasures in the city..
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Exploring Chris
Calgary, Canada252 contributions
Jan 2022
Admission is free if you buy the Uffizi Gallery 5 museum ticket and that ticket was half price for the winter season. We spent about 3 hours touring the different museums, floors and exabits of the palace and found the collection of painting canvases, frescos and furniture to be grander than we expected....particularly the Raphael's. Also surprised to see the modern/contemporary art on the upper level...some great Pizzaro's. No crowds, no line, no waiting in January. We spent several hours wandering in the Boboli gardens at the rear of the Palace afterward...also free with the 5 Gallery ticket.
Written February 11, 2022
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IuliaPa
Cluj-Napoca, Romania17 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I'd recommend visiting the Palazzo Pitti to anyone who's interested in art & beauty in a not so crowded place. There's a beautiful collection of paintings and sculptures displayed in stunning rooms, it was not crowded at all (we visited the museum on a Tuesday afternoon in April) and you get to visit the Giardino Di Boboli afterwards, if you want (entrance purchased separately). I really enjoyed the visit and plan on returning next time I'm in Florence!
Written April 11, 2022
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Stefan G
Washington DC, DC965 contributions
Jul 2020
Pitti palace offers a handful of museums, for which you must purchase tickets individually. I purchased tickets only for the Galleria Palatina / Galleria Arte Moderna. The building itself is immense and inside are numerous rooms with fantastic ceiling paintings, sculptures, wall paintings, etc. In my opinion, a must see to learn about art and history of Florence over the last several centuries. Reserve tickets in advance (I think this may be a requirement during COVID times, so check) and avoid any line/queue.
Written July 16, 2020
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no1missmarple
Towcester, UK881 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
I have been fortunate to see many places similar during my travels but the Pitti Palace is bling on an epic scale, each room is grander and more opulent than the next. Every direction was something amazing to look at, there were audio guides and room information cards in English and Italian if you wanted more in depth descriptions.

the rooms are extensive and very good value for money, we had the Uffizi passport which allowed entry to the uffizi gallery, bobbli gardens and archaeology museum too which will save you money, even more in winter times when it is significantly reduced in price.

If you are of poor mobility then be warned it is large so lots of walking and stairs, you need to obtain your tickets first before entering.

There is a cafe and entrance to the gardens is at the other end of the courtyard past the main entrance to the palace complex.
It is a short walk the other side if the river from the Ponte Vecchio or you can get the C4 bus from SM Novelli station.

Written March 4, 2020
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Perry Grinate
Ashby de la Zouch, UK711 contributions
Feb 2020
A splendid combined ticket allows you to visit the Uffizi, Boboli Gardens and Pietra Dura Museum over 3 days. I did them all.
Palazzo Pitti is the Florence Versailles and interesting to walk round. I am glad I went, but seldom have I climbed so many stairs to see so little of real merit in such joyless surroundings
Written February 25, 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland70 contributions
Jan 2020
Aone of the pearls in Florence. First some recommendations. If you plan to visit more than 4-4 museums and stay ca one week, comsider the purchase of the Firenzecard. It gives priority entrance to most of the museums and saves money.
Palazzo Pitti includes several galleries and also Boboli Gardens. All are covered by Firenzecard. Please note that the cloak room takes bags and backpacks only. Coats must be carried inside! This is very inconvenient during cold days. Another note, visit Florence during low season. We were here in January. Weather can be lousy sometimes but those frequently visited tourist places are nearly empty. The Pitti has many top level masters, including Titian, Agnolo, Raphael Santi, Fra Bartholomeo, Filippo Lippi (learn about his life, parallel to the friar’s life!!), his son Filippino, Giorgio Vasari, and many other.
Paintings are well described and you will also find detailed map of paintings in each room. The disadvantage is lighting, sometimes very bad for photographers. Even polarized filter won’t help.and for those really interested in art, the visit may take entire day. Another inconvenience, there are only few possibilities to rest, which should be taken into accoun for those having problems with long walking.
Cafeteria is at the ground level and toilettes are rather limited to the ground level.
Written January 19, 2020
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Thomas M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands212 contributions
Apr 2022
This is the museum for me in Florence. The amount of masterpieces is extraordinary and seeing Madonna Della Seggiola by Raphael in real life, WOW!!

Tip: You can easily reserve a ticket via their website. Saves a lot of time when your there.
Written May 16, 2022
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
After visiting the Uffizi Gallery and being disappointed with the overwhelming crowds and seemingly haphazard display of art, I was apprehensive on coming here, to yet another highly touted attraction in Florence. Fortunately, I had a very positive experience here. Very minimal crowds, organized and well labeled displays, friendly and knowledgeable museum staff and an overall lovely, well preserved palace that enabled me to really get a sense of how the ultra wealthy and powerful lived back in the day. The palace is huge and I only visited the Galleria Palatina/apartments. I skipped the uppermost floors of the palace which housed a modern art gallery, and costume gallery as I simply had no energy left to see more art! If I ever return to Florence, I’d try to visit the Boboli Gardens during springtime when flowers would be in bloom.
Written February 20, 2020
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BristolMan
Bristol, United Kingdom34 contributions
Feb 2020
A beautiful place to visit, ridiculously opulent and over the top rooms, with chandeliers, gilt, painted ceilings and artworks, each room providing a new level of ridiculousness. The guides are helpful, there are leaflets in each room in Italian and English. I thought the amount of stairs was going to kill me, though.

You are forced to leave any backpacks at the cloakroom...if they don't like the look of you. We saw other visitors with backpacks and handbags far larger than the one we were forced to put into storage, and saw people being forced to put bags even smaller than ours into storage, so there seemed no logic to it other than the whim of the guy in the booth at the entrance.
Written March 1, 2020
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Caroline D
Lagos, Portugal40 contributions
Sep 2021
Wow, wow, and more wow. Even my husband who has very little art knowledge was blown away. It is over the top and more. Bear in mind, however, that there is absolutely nothing to help you know what you are looking at, & almost no guides nor descriptions for the paintings and sculptures in most of the rooms. I don’t think they offer any kind of audio tours. Outside staff were less than friendly, unlike the Accadamia staff who were awesome and well organized. Even so, there’s so much beautiful art it makes your head hurt.

*Important* We had been told our ticket purchassed from the museum office included the Boboli gardens, it did not.
*Important* There are lots of stairs and we saw NO elevators. It’s a hike.
Written September 5, 2021
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