"Palazzo Pitti" Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti Tip by dvideira

Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti, Florence: 66 reviews and 140 photos

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by dvideira

One of the most visited sites on the southern bank of the Arno, The Palazzo Pitti was originally built, following a design by Brunelleschi, as a residence for the banker Luca Pitti, around the middle of fifteenth century, The Medici purchased the building a century later and commisioned Bartolomeo Ammannati to enlarge it.

It houses the private art collections of the Medici family, at the Galleria Palatina ( 8:30am - 6:50pm - Last Admission: 5:30pm )
The Gallery of Modern Art ( 8:30am - 1:50pm -
Last Admission: 12:30pm ) holds over two thousand works providing a panorama of Tuscan art from the 18th to 20th century.

Behind the palazzo you will find the Boboli Gardens - a nice place to relax enjoying beautiful views of the city.

Address: Piazza de' Pitti
Directions: Near Via Romano and Viale della Meridiana
Phone: +39 055 294883
Website: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/en/musei/pitti.php?m=palazzopitti

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  • Updated May 30, 2004
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