Palazzo Pitti was the most stunning private residence in all of Florence in the fourteenth century.
Palazzo Pitti was the most stunning private residence in all of Florence in the fourteenth century. Created by architect Luca Fancelli, this elegant building is a very prominent feature of Florence. It was bought by the wife of Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1550 thus, becoming the official residence of the Medici family.
Throughout the centuries, museums and gardens have been added to the palace. The Boboli Gardens, Palatine Gallery, Silver Museum, Costume Museum, Porcelain Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Royal Apartments are all found here. After the extinction of the Medicis, the Lorraine family took over Palazzo Pitti and then soon after the Savoia family gained control.
Today Palazzo Pitti is a great representation of Italian Renaissance architecture with enriched rooms and gardens. Each year, thousands of tourists and locals flock to this location to tour a museum or relax in a garden.
Palazzo Pitti, Piazza dei Pitti 1, 50125 Florence, Italy
Opening and Closing Days and Times
Tuesday to Sunday 8.15-18.50
Closed on Monday