The Palazzo Pitti also known as the Pitti Palace, positioned on the south side of the River Arno, short distance walk from the Ponte Vecchio. The palace can be dated back to 1458 and was originally the residence of Luca Pitti, who was a Florentine Banker.
In 1549 the Famous Medici Family bought the Palace and become the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Napoleon in the late 18th century went on to use the palace as a power base, and later becoming a royal palace of the newly united Italy.
King Victor Emmanuel the third donated the palace and its belongings to the people of Italy in 1919.
Currently the Palazzo Pitti serves as the largest museum complex in Florence, 32,000 Square Meters and has been split into several principal galleries and museums.
|List of Palazzo Pitti Rooms:||List of Palazzo Pitti Rooms:|
|Room of Castagnoli||Room of Prometheus|
|Room of the Ark||Hall of Poccetti|
|Room of Psyche||Room of Justice|
|Room of Ulysses||Room of Iliad|
|Room of Saturn||Room of Jupiter|
|Room of Mars||Room of Apollo|
|Room of Venus||White Hal|
|The Royal Apartments: Includes 14 rooms|
|The Green Room was frescoed by Giuseppe Castagnoli in early 19th Century.|
|The Blue Room contains collected Furniture|
Museums housed in the Palazzo Pitti:
|The Palatine Gallery||The Silver Museum|
|The Museum of Modern Art||The Porcelain Museum|
|The Costume Gallery||The Museum of Carriages.|
The Boboli gardens date back to the 15th century, and until the 19th century the gardens had been worked on. That’s four hundred years of development and history all compacted in to this beautiful and stunning gardens.
Architectural style: Renaissance architecture
Architects: Filippo Brunelleschi, Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati
|Type of Ticket||Price|
|Full price||€ 11.50|
|Entry after 16.00 Full||€ 9,00|
|Entry after 16.00 reduced||€ 4,50|
|Free admission:||children under 6 years old, disabled people and their helpers, authorized tour guides and leaders, teachers accompanying school groups, Firenze Card owners|
Address: Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy