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Guided Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden with Private Guide
Duration
Duration 3 hours
Type
Walking Tours
Calendar
No Mondays

Private guided walking tour to visit Pitti Palace and Florence Boboli Gardens with your expert guide, you will discover the Pitti Palace, originally designed by Brunelleschi and built for the Pitti family in 1457, the Boboli Gardens just behind Pitti Palace considered a large open-air museum in Florence and an important example of 16th century Italian garden.
Palazzo Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens were the impressive residence in town of Medici family.

With your own private guide, you will visit Florence Pitti Palace. In particular, you will have the chance to marvel at the splendor of the Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments (fourteen magnificent rooms), which occupies the first floor and served as the residence of the Medici dynasty.

Palatine Gallery host an impressive collection of works of art comprising works by Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona and other Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

In the Palatine Gallery the paintings, which are sumptuously framed, cover the walls of the rooms in the style of traditional 17th-century picture galleries.
The Palatine Gallery has a unique attractiveness due to the way the paintings are placed as well as the lavish plaster and fresco décor of the suite of six rooms overlooking the Piazza.

Your tour will continue with a visit of the Boboli Gardens, just behind the Pitti Palace. The large space of the gardens with its formal layout is a real outdoor museum, home a collection of sculptures by Roman and Renaissance periods.

The Gardens became famous with the Medici family, who called in Niccolò Pericoli, known as Tribolo, to design the landscaping and he created a masterpiece of landscape architecture rich of fountains and sculptures in a scenography setting with an artificial lake that was a prototype for many European royal gardens.

 

 


HIGHLIGHTS
- The most beautiful gardens of Florence
- Pitti Palace, the impressive residence of Medici family
- 3 hours with your private expert guide
- The Renaissance style of Boboli gardens
 

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
3 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour:

Closed:
the first and last Monday of each month

Meeting Point:
In front of Palazzo Pitti Palace Museums in Pitti square

Inclusion:
Personal expert and licensed guide
Admission Tickets


Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional),


Notes:
More of 6 persons rates on request.

 


F.A.Q.

 

  • Is Pitti Palace worth seeing?


Yes, Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy, is definitely worth seeing. Here are several reasons why:

1. Art Collections: Pitti Palace houses several important art collections, including the Palatine Gallery, which features works by renowned artists such as Raphael, Titian, Rubens, and Caravaggio. The palace also contains the Gallery of Modern Art, showcasing Italian works from the 18th to the 20th century.

2. Historic Architecture: The palace itself is a remarkable example of Renaissance architecture. Built in the 15th century, it served as the residence of the powerful Medici family and later the residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The architecture, interior decoration, and lavish furnishings offer insights into the opulent lifestyle of Florence's elite during the Renaissance and beyond.

3. Boboli Gardens: Adjacent to Pitti Palace are the magnificent Boboli Gardens, one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance gardens. The gardens feature lush greenery, fountains, sculptures, and panoramic views of Florence, providing a peaceful retreat from the bustling city.

4. Cultural Significance: Pitti Palace has played a significant role in the cultural history of Florence and Italy. It was the seat of political power during the Renaissance and later became a center for art and culture under the rule of the Medici and Habsburg-Lorraine dynasties. Today, it continues to be a hub for cultural activities, hosting exhibitions, events, and concerts throughout the year.

5. Location: Situated on the south side of the Arno River, Pitti Palace offers stunning views of Florence's historic city center. Its location provides easy access to other major attractions in Florence, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo, making it a convenient stop for visitors exploring the city.

Overall, Pitti Palace offers a rich and immersive experience for visitors, combining art, history, architecture, and natural beauty. Whether you're interested in art and culture or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Pitti Palace is a must-see destination in Florence.


  • Which Medicis lived in Pitti Palace?


The Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy, was originally built for the Pitti family, but later it became the main residence of the powerful Medici family. Several members of the Medici family lived in the Pitti Palace at various times. Some of the notable Medicis who lived there include:

Cosimo I de' Medici (1519–1574) - Cosimo I was the first Grand Duke of Tuscany and a prominent member of the Medici family. He acquired the Pitti Palace in 1549 and renovated it to be the primary residence for himself and his family.

Eleonora di Toledo (1522–1562) - Eleonora was the wife of Cosimo I and the Duchess of Florence. She lived in the Pitti Palace with her husband and their children.

Ferdinando I de' Medici (1549–1609) - Ferdinando I was the son of Cosimo I and Eleonora di Toledo. He succeeded his father as Grand Duke of Tuscany and also lived in the Pitti Palace during his reign.

Cosimo II de' Medici (1590–1621) - Cosimo II was the grandson of Ferdinando I and the Grand Duke of Tuscany. He resided in the Pitti Palace during his rule.

These are just a few examples of the Medicis who lived in the Pitti Palace over the centuries. The palace remained an important residence for the Medici family and later for the rulers of Tuscany until the House of Medici died out in the 18th century.


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