Palazzo Pitti Tickets

Palazzo Pitti is among the greatest architectural examples in Florence.
It overlooks the famous Boboli Gardens and houses important collections of sculptures, paintings, art objects, costumes and porcelain.

Palazzo Pitti and Palatine Gallery Tickets: Skip the Line

Visit the opulent royal apartments and admire the works in the several Galleries.
Audio guides are available.

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Its construction was commissioned by Florentine merchant Luca Pitti in the second half of the 15th century and was done by Brunelleschi's apprentice, Luca Fancelli.

Originally it consisted only of the central part; later, after it was handed over to the Medici, it was enlarged and in 1560 Bartolommeo Ammannati designed and built the large, opulent courtyard and added the two side wings.

Later, Cosimo II de' Medici enlarged and opened the square in front.

Palazzo Pitti is made up of several museums: the Treasury of the Grand Dukes on the ground floor, the Palatine Gallery and the Imperial and Royal Apartments on the main floor of the Palace, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Costume and Fashion on the second floor.

The Palatine Gallery exhibits works by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Correggio and other European artists from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

The Gallery of Modern Art houses a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, mainly by Italian artists ranging from the 18th century to the First World War.

The Costume Gallery houses 6,000 items including 18th and 20th century costumes used in the theatre. It is the largest Italian museum dedicated to fashion, and one of the most important in the world.

The Treasury of the Grand Dukes (also known as the 'Silver Museum') houses the precious 'Medici Treasury': vases made of semi-precious stones, rock crystal, amber and ivory.

The Porcelain Museum boasts the finest collection of porcelain in Europe.

Priority entrance tickets for Palazzo Pitti

By booking your ticket online you can visit Palazzo Pitti avoiding long waits at the ticket office by entering through a dedicated door.

Audio guides are available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.

Palazzo Pitti Opening Hours

You can visit Palazzo Pitti from 1.30 p.m. to 6.50 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday.

Last admission: one hour before closing time.

Opening days and hours

From Tuesday to Sunday
1.30 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.

Closing days

Closed every Monday, on 1st January and 25th December.

Where Palazzo Pitti is located

Palazzo Pitti is located in the centre of Florence on the right bank of the Arno River.

How to get to Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti is about 1 km from S. Maria Novella railway station, a distance that can be covered by bus D, which stops in front, or on foot walking along Via delle Belle Donne - Via de' Tornabuoni - Ponte S. Trinita - Via Maggio.

Palazzo Pitti cannot be reached by car because it is located in the historical centre of Florence. You can possibly use the car parks in Piazza della Calza 1 or those close to Ponte alle Grazie and the National Library, about 900 m away.

Useful information Palazzo Pitti

What can you find inside Palazzo Pitti?

Inside Palazzo Pitti, which covers a surface of 32,000 square metres, are some of Italy's most famous works of art. The palace is divided into several museums and galleries housing more than 500 works of European art from the 17th century.

Some of the must-see works of art at Palazzo Pitti are signed by Botticelli, Piero del Pollaiolo, Filippo Lippi, Fra Bartolomeo, Bronzino and Raphael's Madonna and Child dated 1514.

How long does a visit to Palazzo Pitti last?

A visit to Palazzo Pitti lasts approximately 1-2 hours depending on how long you linger in each room to admire the works.

Is Palazzo Pitti accessible by wheelchair?

Palazzo Pitti is accessible to visitors with disabilities. There are lifts to the first and second floors.

Is it possible to eat inside Palazzo Pitti?

There is a cafeteria inside Palazzo Pitti. It is forbidden to eat in the exhibition areas.

Is there a cloakroom in Palazzo Pitti?

The cloakroom service is free of charge. Umbrellas, large backpacks and bulky bags must be left at the entrance.