Pitti Palace or Palazzo Pitti was originally designed for Pitti family in 1457, It is one of the largest architectural monuments in Florence, Italy.
Pitti Palace is divided into several museums and art galleries. Following are the popular art galleries in building:
The Treasury of the Grand Dukes in Ground Floor
The Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments in First Floor
The Modern Art Gallery in Second Floor
The Museum of Costume and Fashion in Second Floor
Best Time to Visit Pitti Palace
Florence is full of vistiors during summers, so you must visit museums, art galleries and other monuments early in the morning when they first opens and same goes to Pitti Palace for visiting. Booking ticket in advance is a big advantage to get rid of long standing queues.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 AM – 6:50 PM
Palazzo Pitti is closed on every Monday of each month, on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Pitti Palace Address: Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Tickets and Tour Guide
Tickets: We recommend you to Book Palazzo Pitti tickets in advance either from ticket counter or from online platforms and avoid standing in long queues. Booking tickets online is the easiest way which saves your money, time and energy.
Guided Tours: Booking Guided Tours are the best option to explore this beautiful Palazzo because there is so much to see that only Expert Guide can explain you.
Guided Tours are available in different languages and you can Book Tour Guide from local travel agency or simply book online according to your language and choice.
Famous Gallery in Pitti Place
It contains a large collection of more than 500 Renaissance art work by Europe’s greatest painters (including works by Raphael) in 28 rooms of Palatine Gallery.
Important rooms to visit in Palatine Gallery are:
Room of Castagnoli: This room is decorated with beautiful portraits of royal Medici and Lorraine ruling families, and the masterwork of stone-inlaid table of Muses.
Room of the Ark: This room contains a fabulous 17th century art work by Giovan Battista Caracciolo. Luigi Ademollo frescoes the ceiling of room with Noah entering Jerusalem with the Ark.
Room of Psyche: This room contains the paintings by Salvator Rosa and ceiling frescoes is done by Giuseppe Collignon.
Hall of Poccetti: Earlier the frescoes on the vault were accredited to Bernardino Poccetti which is now attributed to Matteo Rosselli.
In 1716, a table commissioned by Cosimo III in the center of the hall. Some of the art work by great artists like Rubens and Pontormo are also implanted in this hall.
Room of Prometheus: This room is known for holding a large collection of round shaped paintings from which the most famous painting is Madonna with the Child. In this room frescoes was done by Giuseppe Collignon.
Room of Justice: This room has one of the most amazing frescoes on ceiling by Antonio Fedi and it also display art work by Titian, Paolo Veronese and Tintoretto.
Room of Iliad: At one time this room was used to play “Trucco”, similar to today’s billiards. Room is named after the paintings in the lunettes and on the ceiling that depict scenes from Homer’s epic poen, “The Iliad”.
The sculpture in the center of the room represents charity was designed by Lorenzo Bartolini.
Room of Saturn: Room has the collection of art work by Raphael which includes Portrait of the Madonna of the chair, Agnolo Doni, and Portrait of Cardinal Inghirami and Cardinal Dovizi. It also contains an Annunciation by Andrea del Sarto, and Jesus and the Evangelists by Fra Bartolomeo.
Room of Jupiter: This room holds the painting collection by Rubens, Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Perugino and Justus Sustermans. Famous paintings in room are the portrait of Galileo Galilei by Sustermans and the Veiled Lady by Raphael.
Room of Mars: Rubens designed the visuals representing the Consequences of War (represents the name of the room) and the Four Philosophers (among them Rubens portrayed himself on the left along with his three brother Phillip, Juste Lipse and Jan Woverius).
Room of Apollo: Portrait of Madonna with Saints by Rosso Fiorentino is the main attraction of this room. This room also hold the famous paintings which includes Magdalen and Portrait of an English Nobleman by Titian.
Room of Venus: Room contains the sculpture of Venere Italica by Antonio Canova commissioned by Napoleon. Salvator Rosa deigned the landscapes on walls and four paintings are designed by Titian which includes a Portrait of Pope Julius and La Bella.