Best tours and activities for Pitti Palace
VIP small group tour around Florence by bike with gelato (Italian ice cream)
Small Group Tour of Florence by bike with Food Tastings
Full Day Private guided Tour of the Centre of Florence
Food Tour of Florence, to Discover Traditional Italian Food
Something Different: Explore Florence on a Bike Photo Tour
Private Guided Tour of Florence in the footsteps of the Medici family
Guided Walking Tour to Discover the Legends of Florence Centre by Night
2-day tour with panoramic bus in Florence from Venice by high speed train
Group Tour of Pitti Palace and Galleria Palatina in Florence
Best attractions in FlorenceFlorence Cathedral Uffizi Gallery Piazza della Signoria Ponte Vecchio Basilica of Santa Croce Vasari Corridor Florence Baptistery Palazzo Vecchio Galleria dell'Accademia Pitti Palace Michelangelo Square
Things to know about Pitti Palace
Pitti Palace is one of Florence's largest architectural monuments. It was built on a design of Filippo Brunelleschi, the most important architect in Renaissance times.
The original building was purchased by the Medici and became the principal residence of the grand ducal family. The construction was then widened and altered, with the addition of a sumptuous courtyard and two lateral pavilions, until reaching an architectural completion during the first half of the 19th century.
Today, the Pitti Palace houses several important museums, such as the Palatine Gallery, and the Gallery of Modern Art. Furthermore, behind the palace lie the enchanting Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens, famous also for its fountains and natural caves.