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Florence: Palatina Gallery & Pitti Palace Guided Tour

1. Florence: Palatina Gallery & Pitti Palace Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour inside this marvelous Renaissance Palace, which was built during the 15th century. It was then bought by the Medici Family and became their glorious residence. With an expert guide, discover the Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments. The Palatine is the main gallery inside the Palace and it contains around 500 Renaissance paintings. It was the private collection of the Medici family. There are 28 rooms and inside their last sumptuous residence, you can still admire remarkable masterpieces by Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio, and many other Italian and European painters from the 15th to the 17th century. 

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Florence: Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace Guided Tour

2. Florence: Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace Guided Tour

Explore one of the great treasures of the Renaissance, and see art by masters of European painting on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Palatine Gallery, Florence. Located in the former residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later King of Italy, the museum is the 2nd most important Florentine painting gallery after the Uffizi Museum. Follow your guide to see masterpieces by renowned artists, such as Rubens and Caravaggio. Learn to appreciate the skills and techniques of artists like Tiziano and Raffaello. Works are shown on dividers between the fantastic rooms of the Renaissance palace, still decorated with extravagant frescoes and stucco work. Once the guided section of your tour is complete, feel free to stay and browse at leisure. See the Royal Apartments of the Palazzo Pitti, and discover Italian art from the 19th and 20th centuries at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Gallery of Modern Art).

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Florence: Semi-Private Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery Tour

3. Florence: Semi-Private Pitti Palace & Palatine Gallery Tour

Those wishing to visit the main attractions in Florence simply cannot miss the Palazzo Pitti and the Palatine Gallery. This palace was the last residence of the Medici family in Florence, and as part of a small guided group tour you'll have the privilege to enter from the priority entrance of the palace without waiting in the long lines. Starting from the office and crossing the Ponte Vecchio, you'll arrive in front of the palace to discover the most important works belonging to the daily life of the family of the Grand Dukes of the Medici. Discover works from Cosimo the 1st to Anna Maria Luisa, the latter of which was also called "Electress Palatine" from which the name of the gallery is derived. Your guide will show you works concerning the families which followed the Medici, from the Habsburgs Lorraine to the first King of Italy, including annexed royal apartments. Visit the main attractions of the palace such as the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Treasury of the Grand Dukes, and the Museum of Fashion and Costume. The entrance ticket that your guide will give you will be valid for the whole day, allowing you to remain inside the gallery even after the end of the guided tour.

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What people are saying about Palatine Gallery

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Outstanding guide!

We had the pleasure of being guided by an exceptional guide whose knowledge, passion and professionalism are second to none. Her name is Francesca - she works for walkabout Florence - which based on our personal experience is one of the best (if not the best) operators in Florence

We booked our tour with FLORENCEPASS. Everything was very well organized. Our tour guide, Maurizio, was exceptional. So much knowledge! A brilliant experience!

A perfect guide

We had already been to Palazzo Pitti, but with a guide like Valeria we enjoyed the tour much more, deepening the history of Florence and the Medici. Thank you

Informative and value for money

Our guide was super knowledgable, engaging and friendly. She had a passion for the history and it was evident in her guiding.

Guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the artwork in the Pitti.