Pitti - The Palatine Gallery and the wonders of the Grand Duchy's picture gallery

A guide expert in history and art will accompany you through the immense labyrinth of paintings that was the home of the demanding Medici family and after the second half of the 18th century of the Lorraine.
You will visit their apartments taking a journey through time and immerse yourself in the art that decorated and still decorates these places. Among the most famous members of the family you will know Vittoria della Rovere, wife of the Grand Duke Ferdinando II de ‘Medici who with her inheritance made a great contribution to increasing the artistic heritage of the Medici family, a Puritan woman who, due to her bigotry, decided to cover or “amputate” some ancient statues that decorate the gallery. Among the most famous artists you will meet great names such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Rubens, Van Dyck and many others … So much beauty and so much history to see together!
* Duration: 1 to 45 minutes
* Starts: Florence, Italy
* Trip Category: Sightseeing Tickets & Passes >> Attraction Tickets




A guide expert in history and art will accompany you through the immense labyrinth of paintings that was the home of the demanding Medici family and after the second half of the 18th century of the Lorraine.
You will visit their apartments taking a journey through time and immerse yourself in the art that decorated and still decorates these places. Among the most famous members of the family you will know Vittoria della Rovere, wife of the Grand Duke Ferdinando II de ‘Medici who with her inheritance made a great contribution to increasing the artistic heritage of the Medici family, a Puritan woman who, due to her bigotry, decided to cover or “amputate” some ancient statues that decorate the gallery. Among the most famous artists you will meet great names such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Rubens, Van Dyck and many others … So much beauty and so much history to see together!

Visit: Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti, Amici di Palazzo Pitti Piazza Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

The Palatine Gallery is a museum inside Palazzo Pitti, it is the picture gallery of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, among the most relevant names we find a representation of some of the works by Raphael, Titian and Rubens, in fact the layout respects the taste of past centuries, with the paintings placed on several rows, selected for decorative criteria, and not for period and schools. Chronologically, with a few exceptions, the paintings mainly cover the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, making it one of the most important museums of its kind in Italy, as well as an obligatory stop for the knowledge of the history of European collecting. Beyond the picture gallery, to admire the whole cycle of frescoes on the ceilings, a whole sequence of mythological hero stories always making allusion to the Grand Prince of the Medici. Inside the Palatine Gallery you can breathe beauty wherever we look!