Treasury of the Grand Dukes and Costume and Fashion Museum

Address

Piazza Pitti 1

50125 Florence

Currently the two museums, along with the Boboli Garden, can be visited by purchasing a single ticket, and not separately.

Treasury of the Grand Dukes

The Treasury of the Grand Dukes (formerly known as Silver Museum) is located on the ground and mezzanine floors of the Pitti Palace, formerly inhabited by the Medici family during summer. It hosts the precious “Medicean Treasure”: semi-precious stone vases, rock crystals, ambers and ivories. The silverware comes from the so-called “Salzburg Treasure”, namely the collections belonging to the Bishops of Salzburg and brought to Florence by Grand Duke Ferdinand III of Habsburg-Lorraine. The museum also preserves a remarkable collection of jewels made between the 17th and 20th centuries along with a considerable section focused on contemporary jewels.

Costume and Fashion Museum

The Costume and Fashion Museum (formerly known as Costume Gallery) is housed in the small building called “Palazzina della Meridiana” adjoining the southern wing of the Pitti Palace. It is the first Italian State museum of fashion history, whose collections include garments and accessories since the 18th century up nowadays, being constantly increased thanks to the State acquisitions of private and institutional donations. The collection also includes famous costumes worn by the actors of important movies and theatrical works as well as an extremely rare exhibition of 16th century garments worn by Grand Duke Cosimo I de'Medici, his wife Eleanor of Toledo and their young son Garcia. In addition to the main exhibition of works selected from deposits (totally replaced every three years), there is a smaller section dedicated to events lasting for short periods.

 

Opening Hours

From Monday to Sunday

8.15am – 4.30pm in November, December, January, February

8.15am – 5.30pm in March (6.30pm when Daylight Saving Time starts)

8.15am – 6.30pm in April, May, September, October

8.15pm – 5.30pm in October (when Daylight Saving Time ends)

8.15am – 6.50pm in June, July, August

The last admission is always half an hour before the closing time.

Closed: first and last Monday of each month, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.

 

Admission tickets

The ticket also includes access to Boboli Garden, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Garden.

Regular price: € 7.00

Reduced price: € 3.50

Free admission

Free admission on the first Sunday of each month.

In case of temporary exhibitions the ticket prices are subject to increases:

Regular price: € 10.00

Reduced price: € 5.00

Free admission

Tickets can be purchased also online at the following web address:

http://www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/uffizi/

The b-ticket website is the only official channel authorized by MIBACT (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) for selling tickets online for the Uffizi complex, Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden. 

Bookings can be made by calling Firenze Musei at the following phone number: (+39) 055294883.
Reservation fee: € 3.00

Also discover the opportunities of FIRENZECARD: 72 museums for 72 hours at 72 euros. The card may be purchased at the ticket office of Pitti Palace. For further information see the website www.firenzecard.it.

            

Bookshops

One bookshop is located in the courtyard of the Palace and another one at the entrance of the Costume and Fashion Museum, where multilingual guidebooks, art history books and Gallery-inspired gadgets are on sale.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria is located under the right colonnade in the courtyard of the Palace, near the entrance to Boboli Garden. It offers both table and counter service with different prices respectively. It is therefore recommended to check prices before ordering.

Accessible toilets

One toilette accessible to visitors with disabilites is located under the colonnade of the Palace's main courtyard nearby the entrance to Boboli Garden and the cafeteria. 

Another accessible toilet is located near the Treasury of the Grand Dukes' exit, at the bottom of the "Moro Staircase".

Toilets and Baby Areas

Toilets for men and ladies are in the basement, and both are provided with changing-tables. Nearby a feeding area is available too. 

In the Treasury of the Grand Dukes the toilets are located at the end of the museum, at the bottom of the "Moro Staircase". In Costume and Fashion Museum the toilets are on the opposite side with respect to the entrance's corridor.

Cloakroom

The cloakroom is free and available for all the museums of the Pitti Palace. It is close to the lift on the ground floor, accessible from the tunnel next to the main staircase. Visitors are kindly asked to leave umbrellas, cumbersome bags, backpacks and any object which may damage artworks or annoy  people.