The construction of Palazzo Pitti was done during the second half of the 15th century. This work was commissioned by Luca Pitti, a Florentine merchant. Luca Pitti wanted his residence to be the most impressive in all of Florence! Pitti bought all the houses between his new palace and the footpath of the hill to construct the Boboli Gardens or in Italian Giardino di Boboli to accomplish this goal. Eleonora de Toledo bought the palace a century later. From that moment and for the next 2 centuries, the palace was remodeled and expanded to what it is today.
“Purchased in 1550, the Palace was chosen by Cosimo I de’ Medici and his wife Eleanor of Toledo as the new Grand Ducal residence, and it soon became the new symbol of the Medici’s power over Tuscany.”
Today, the Palazzo Pitti houses many sculptures and paintings that are visited by millions. Palazzo Pitti is also home to many costumes, separating itself from other museums. The palace is separated into five different museum/galleries. Make a day out of the Palazzo Pitti and visit all five parts to this fabulous museum!
Of course in the warmer months we know that the Boboli Gardens are the highlight. Check out our Boboli Gardens page for more info. The Palazzo Pitti ticket includes the gardens, but a Boboli ticket can also be purchased individually.
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:15am-6:50pm
Click here to book online or call +39 055 294883 to reserve your tickets. If you really want to make a day out of it, get the combined ticket for all museums, which includes the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens.
Save some €€€: 50% discount for visitors early in the morning. Visitors to the Pitti Palace who purchase their ticket before 8.59am and enter the complex in the museums’ first time slots (8.15 to 9.25 am), are entitled to a 50% discount on the price of admission.
European Union citizens, between the ages of 18 and 26 years old are eligible for a reduced price ticket! Make sure you bring your passport or ID card. For the rest of us, for the moment we can still take advantage of FREE entry on on the first Sunday of the month.
Come find us!
Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, Florence, 50125
Tel: (+39) 055 294883