The Pitti palace ( Palazzo Pitti ) was built in 1458 for Florentine industrialist Lucca Pitti. The stone pillars and walls are rusticated and echoed the rough, symmetrical framework of Renaissance architecture. There is a substantial, symmetrical framework, high, broad arches, and a robust, balanced framework.
The building was constructed during the second half of the 15th century. Luca Fancelli, Brunelleschi’s apprentice, was commissioned by Florentine merchant Luca Pitti, an ally and friend of Cosimo de Medici. A major goal of Pitti’s was to make his residence one of the most imposing in the city.
The house later became the property of Eleonora di Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de Medici and a famous and powerful duchess. With a broad collection of galleries and the spectacular Boboli Gardens, it has become Florence’s largest museum.
The Pitti Palace served as a residence for King Vittorio Emanuele II during the period when Florence was the capital of Italy. The Pitti Palace was donated to the Italian state by his grandson Vittorio Emanuele III in 1919, becoming the city’s museum headquarters.
There are four museums in the Palace today: the Treasury of the Grand Dukes on the ground floor, the Palatine Gallery and the Imperial and Royal Apartments on the first floor, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Museum of Costume and Fashion on the second floor.
PITTI PALACE – ( Palazzo Pitti ) – OPENING HOURS
Opening time From Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15 am8.15 am to 6.30 pm6.30 pm.
Closed on Mondays 1 January, and 25 December
Notes Ticket office closes one hour before the closure of the museum.
The Imperial Apartments remain closed for refurbishment works until further notice.
Visits to the mezzanine floor of the Treasure of the Grandukes are permitted up to the Exotic Room, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 pm and 5 pm, for a maximum of 6 people accompanied by staff.
The Palazzina della Meridiana currently houses the “Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1784 – 1855). Un protagonista della pittura romantica dell’Ottocento.” exhibition. The Museum of Fashion and Costume collections will be exhibited again on a date to be determined.
PITTI PALACE – ( PALAZZO PITTI ) TICKETS RESERVATION – PRICES & INFO
Single ticket for all Palazzo Pitti collections: Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Treasury of the Grand Dukes
Combined Pitti + Boboli (single price)
Purchase your ticket here for 22€
How it works 3€
Unlimited priority admission to the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, and Boboli Gardens, valid for 1 year starting from the date chosen by the visitor at the time of the pass issue. Read more
One person 70€
Passepartout 5 Days
Single ticket for 5 consecutive days for Uffizi, Pitti Palace, and the Boboli Gardens. Read more
THE DELIVERY SERVICE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. At the ticket office. Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese. Price: 8.00 € for one pair of earphones, 13.00 € for two pairs. The delivery service is available until 4 pm. Audio guides must be returned within 6 pm. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the service is temporarily suspended.
PITTI PALACE – ( PALAZZO PITTI ) – SERVICES
On the right side of the main court.
Entrance from Pitti Square with a 20% slope. Lifts to access the floors.
Free. On the right side of the court. Umbrellas, cumbersome bags, and backpacks must be left.
In the basement; the entrance is on the right side of the court.
A dedicated room for breastfeeding, change, and relaxation in the basement, on the right side of the court.
Due to the Covid-19 emergency, only the Palatine Gallery bookshop is open.
On the right side of the court. From September to May, it closes at 7 pm. From June to August, it closes at 8:00 pm.