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Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour

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Firenze, Italy
Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour

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Overview

Get an up-close look at works from Titian, Raphael and Rubens on this tour of Florence’s Palatine Gallery. Located inside the Pitti Palace, former home of the Medici rulers, you’ll skip the main entrance lines with your guide and head straight inside. Explore the elaborate interior of the gallery and the impressive paintings on display as you learn about how the Medici family came to amass their private collection. To ensure an intimate experience, numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour.
  • Skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the Palatine Gallery in Pitti Palace
  • Discover the history of Pitti Palace and of the Medici family
  • Avoid waiting in line and enjoy fast-track access with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Admire the elaborate décor of the lavish picture galleries
  • See works by renowned artists including Raphael, Titian and Rubens
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people
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Departure Point

Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Please meet your guide right by main and central entrance (huge wooden door) of Pitti Palace. Guide/representative will have a sign "Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery Guided Tour"

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin in front of the resplendent Pitti Palace. The former home of the powerful Medici family, the lavish Renaissance palace now hosts an extraordinary collection of art.

Bypass the lines at the main entrance and enjoy direct entry with your skip-the-line ticket. Follow your guide through the opulent rooms of the Palatine Gallery, arranged for aesthetic value rather than being displayed chronologically. As you roam from room to room, hear about the history of the building and the Medicis, who took over the palace in the 16th century until their fall from power in the 18th century.

Pause to admire some of the incredible works amassed by the Medicis during their rule. See works from Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona and Rubens, learning the stories and techniques behind the masterpieces. From the windows, catch views of Brunelleschi’s Santo Spirito Basilica and the Boboli Gardens.

Your tour will conclude in the gallery after two hours, leaving you free to continue exploring on your own, if you wish.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza Pitti Palace
A magnificent Piazza in Florence explained before stepping into the Pitti Palace
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Pitti
Enjoy a full description of the biggest palace ever built in Florence
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Gallery
Explore in the company of a fluent English speaking certified guide the most mesmerising museum in Florence, with literally hundreds of painting covering the walls of the apartments where the Medici used to live as Grand-dukes of Tuscany.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY FlorencePass
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Pitti Palace & Palatina Gallery on a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Grazie to Maurizio, an excellent professional guide with a nuanced grasp of English." See review

Reviews

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star-5
A 4 Hour graduate course!
SeanMullin
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Mauricio, was outstanding! His knowledge of art, history, architecture, government, politics, and horticulture were amazing. He was informative, engaging with the perfect mix of humor and insight. We would absolutely take another tour of Pitti and Bobili with him again!
star-5
Pitti Tour
Kristin_C
, Oct 2021
We loved having a guide and learning about the history. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Amazing artwork!
star-5
Unbelievable!!
Karla_B
, Oct 2021
The whole tour was amazing! Mauricio was extremely knowledgeable about the Medici family and the works of art in the palace. I am grateful for his time and help understanding the wonderful preservation of all the works of art!!!
star-4
Pitti Palace visit
AnaPaula_F
, Oct 2021
It is a guided tour that makes us notice lots of things that otherwise we might have not noticed. We get to know more about Florence history.
star-1
Tour operators didn’t show up
LoriAnnDavis
, Jun 2021
The tour operator didn’t show up! We waited in the hot sun for this tour. I got a phone call 15 minutes after the tour was scheduled to begin. THEY FORGOT. I’m trying to get my refund of €120 but VIATOR IS NOT REPLYING
star-5
Delightful Pitti Palace tour
LucretiaA
, Nov 2019
Three couples from Texas comprised the small group tour of the Palatine Gallery on November 6. We found ourselves in the company of an extremely knowledgeable guide who effectively shared his enthusiasm for the artwork collected by the Medici family. He made excellent use of the time we had in the gallery and recommended a number of additional things we could see in the palace following our tour. We were very pleased with the tour.
star-5
Wonderful tour and guide
j b
, Nov 2019
We enjoyed a most informative and enlightening tour. Our guide had such an understanding of the amazing art and history - we loved this tour. Highly recommend!
star-5
Background and perspective
Travel45580997764
, Oct 2019
Our wonderful guide Sarah brought to life the history and stories of the Medici’s and the artists of the time with such insight and detail that it backfilled much of the knowledge to explain what we had already experienced in Florence. Highly recommend this tour and can’t thank Sarah enough for sharing her knowledge with us.
star-4
Not as Much to See as I Had Hoped
chenig730
, Oct 2019
The tour guide was good and she pointed out the best of what was on display. But the sad fact of the matter is that there are a lot of less than glorious paintings. And the apartments of the king and queen are tired and uninteresting. Had I known this, I would have taken a tour of the gardens instead.
star-4
A beautiful attraction
Evelyn W
, Oct 2019
This is a beautiful palace and not to be missed. Our tour guide was very informative and pleasant, we had a beautiful day to be there.

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