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Pitti Palace: Tickets and Tours

Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Europe. The city is known around the world for its history, particularly in relation to Renaissance architecture. Florence boasts countless notable attractions and historical landmarks to add to your itinerary.

The Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace), a magnificent 15th-century building that has housed notable Italian royal figures, is one such landmark. The palace now hosts several museums and galleries and is a popular Florence attraction.

A visit to Pitti Palace is an unforgettable experience that should not be missed by anyone visiting Florence!

You will find below everything you need to know about the Pitti Palace, one of the most visited attractions in Florence.

How much do Pitti Palace tickets cost?

A single entry ticket to the Pitti Palace grants access to all attractions. The prices are as follows:

  • Single Regular Ticket: €16
  • Combined ticket (Pitti Palace and Boboli): €22
  • Reduced ticket: €2
  • Entrance Reservation: €3
  • Passepartout 5 Days (five-day admission ticket to the Pitti Palace, Uffizi, and Boboli Gardens): €38

The following groups of people receive free admission to the Pitti Palace with proof of eligibility:

  • Children under the age of 18
  • People with disabilities
  • Journalists
  • Scholars (students and teachers)
  • Tour guides and interpreters
  • Italian citizens living abroad (with proof)
  • School groups for research purposes

Who is eligible for discounts?

Discounted tickets for Pitti Palace are available to EU citizens (18–25 years) with a valid ID or passport. Non-EU citizens from Norway, Switzerland, Uruguay or Liechtenstein can also receive discounted tickets. People in these categories can buy a Pitti Palace reduced-price ticket for €2 instead of €16.

In addition, the museum offers a 50% discount on all tickets purchased before 9 AM every day and on all tickets purchased after 3 PM on Wednesdays during the low season (November to February). This discount is not valid between Dec. 26 and Jan. 6.

What are the best Pitti Palace tours?

When visiting a new place, choosing the best attractions and activities to participate in can be tricky. Guided tours relieve the stress of travel planning and allow you to enjoy all a city has to offer.

You can choose a guided tour of the Pitti Palace to enjoy a stress-free visit. Some of the most popular tours include:

Explore the lush art and paintings in the Palatine Gallery on a self-guided tour. Discover the beauty of the place that ancient monarchs and grand dukes of Florence inhabited.

Learn about the Medici family's history and explore the Palace and its galleries with the help of a tour guide on this nearly two-hour tour.

Are there any combined tickets or tours including Pitti Palace and other attractions?

Combination tours are the perfect option for travelers seeking to maximize their time and money. If you want to visit other attractions, including the Pitti Palace, consider booking one of the following combination tours:

Save money and time with this €44 per person combination tour. Your ticket provides you access to all three attractions during a three-day tour of three of Florence's museums.

For €78 per person, you can get a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Pitti Palace. You can enjoy the palace's elegance, walk through its beautiful garden and explore an incredible collection of art pieces and unique furniture.

This combination tour also gives you access to Boboli Gardens and Palatina Gallery, so you can fully explore Florence's best historical and cultural attractions.

Should you book Pitti Palace tickets in advance?

The Pitti Palace is one of many famous attractions in Florence. It attracts visitors daily, so long lines at the entrance are common, especially during the peak holiday season. You can reserve your tickets ahead of time to avoid standing in line for too long.

You can also receive a discounted rate by booking your Pitti Palace entry ticket online.

What will you see inside the Pitti Palace?

The main block of Pitti Palace is divided into eight museums spread across three floors.

The Treasury of the Grand Dukes, formerly known as the Silver Museum, occupies the ground floor. This museum houses the Medici family's former living quarters and the "Medici's Treasure." There is a section dedicated to jewelry that hosts collections dating back to the 17th century.

The Imperial and Royal Apartments, located on the first floor, were once occupied by the Medici. The Grand Dukes of Habsburg-Lorraine then took over and, later, the Royal House of Savoy between the 18th and 19th centuries.

Here you can admire antique household items such as vases, mirrors and tapestries. You'll also see the Palatine Gallery, a section of the floor dedicated to works by notable artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio and Tintoretto.

The second floor houses the Gallery of Modern Art, which features a collection of paintings and sculptures from the 18th to the 20th centuries and provides an excellent view of Florence. This floor also houses the Museum of Costume and Fashion.

The museum is dedicated to the history and evolution of Italian fashion and displays dresses, jewelry and fashion items dating from the 18th century to the present.

Other parts of the palace include the Porcelain Museum, the Palatine Chapel and the Museum of Russian Icons. Visitors can also check out the Boboli Gardens, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery — the home of Michelangelo's famous "David" sculpture.

How to get to the Pitti Palace?

The Pitti Palace is accessible by taxi, rideshare, car, train and bus. If you take the train, ride on the Gest T2 line to Unita station.

You can also take bus C4, 11 or 36 to the palace. If you take the C4 bus, ride to the Pitti bus stop and get off directly outside the Pitti Palace. Alternatively, take bus 11 or 36 to the Piazza San Felice bus stop and walk a short distance to the palace.

When is the best time to visit Pitti Palace?

Evenings are the best time of day to visit Pitti Palace when the hot weather of the afternoons has passed, and the crowds at the ticketing office have significantly reduced.

Which other attractions can be visited in Florence?

Travel tips

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The palace is closed on Mondays, so plan your trip accordingly.
  • You can book your tickets online to save time and money.