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“Relaxing stone spa”
Review of Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Relaxing stone spa”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Very relaxing piazza......just lying there on the stone garden!

Can just lay there whole day and look at the blue sky above with cool stone on your back!

Visited September 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful grounds and museum”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Pitti Palace has something for everyone. Beautiful gardens with views to die for are out back, which alone could take days to explore. I would recommend doing these in the morning, because it gets hot in the afternoon. There are also many museums and pieces of art to see. Do research on which museums you want to go to, since there are a few different ticket options for different museums (one ticket does not allow you to access all of them unfortunately). I saw the silver collection and costume museum, both of which were stunning. The silver collection had much more than silver, encompassing the Medici family china and jewelry. The costume collection had both modern and medieval pieces, which was really fun to look at and admire. Definitely leave a whole day for this place, it's HUGE, but well worth it.

Visited July 2013
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denver, colorado
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“My choice for best Florence art museum, and beautiful gardens!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a mind-bogglingly huge palace, filled with artwork, and the gardens, which stretch up a hill behind it, are gorgeous. When Napoleon was in Italy he chose this as his residence, and no wonder. It's pretty hideous on the outside but the interior is gigantic and beyond extravagant. It's worth spending an entire day here, and there is a cafeteria with very reasonable prices, especially if you order at the counter.

I'm not sure how many rooms this place has, but the first and second floors seemed to have an endless succession of stunning rooms with so much artwork in each, and by just about every old master you could name, that it was difficult to take everything in. The rooms themselves were astounding, marble everywhere, and all of the ceilings had elaborate reliefs and giant murals. A few rooms had unbelievable window dressings and antique furniture.

The gardens in the back stretch up a hill with charming paths running all over the place, and down on the bottom be sure to see the grotto. Because the grounds run right up a hill there's a lot of uphill hiking, but if you save the grotto to last you'll be relieved to see you can exit without any further climbing.

The artwork in here was so exceptional, the rooms so sumptuous, and the garden so refreshing, that if you're short on time I'd recommend this even above the Uffizi Gallery.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“A significant collection with lots of history”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This palace has an extensive art collection as well as very fine examples of the special objects d'art used by the inhabitants. The building itself has many beautiful features and the gardens are also impressive. I highly recommend a guide, if your budget allows it. We had Shiela Barkley from Context and she was fabulous -- very knowledgeable, a scholar with the Medici Archives. The palace is so expansive that you need someone to 'edit' for you and especially to point out the building details and the history of its use. There are numerous Raphaels, Titians, a Caravaggio, an Artemisia Gentileschi and many more. The downstairs rooms which were used for hot weather are well preserved and the frescoes are amazing.

Visited November 2013
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Saumur, France
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“Most enjoyable.”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Each of the rooms of this palace is like a small art gallery, and they are all different and interesting in their own way. There is so much to see, but the time just flew. We had walked through the Boboli Gardens the previous day, so I am not sure whether they could managed on the same day as the palace. You would need good walking legs!

Visited October 2013
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