Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery
Piazza Pitti 1
Currently the two museums can be visited by purchasing a single ticket, and not separately.
Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments
The Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments occupy the whole first floor (“noble floor”) of the Pitti Palace, former residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany – first of the Medici dynasty and later of the Habsburg-Lorraine one – and eventually royal palace of the Kings of Italy from 1860 to 1919.
The magnificent Palatine Gallery was created in the left wing of the Palace by Leopold II Habsburg-Lorraine between the end of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century. A selection of almost 500 artworks coming from the Medicean collections was permanently arranged in the ceremonial rooms, including the largest amount of paintings in the world by Raphael, as well as numerous works by great European masters from the Renaissance to the Baroque, like Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Titian, Van Dyck, Caravaggio and Rubens.
The Royal Apartments are made up of the fourteen magnificent rooms in the right wing of the Palace and were inhabited by the Grand Dukes of the Medici and Habsburg-Lorraine families, and lastly by the Royal House of Savoy (hence their name) when Florence was Capital of Italy. They are sumptuously arranged with furniture collected by the three dynasties and therefore dated from the 16th century to the 19th century: tables with semi-precious stone inlay, silk tapestries, exquisite objects and furnishings – all in a striking combination of styles which shows the daily life and typical taste of the different periods and inhabitants.
Download the map of the museum here.
Modern Art Gallery
Housed on the second floor of the Pitti Palace, the Modern Art Gallery displays a copious selection of paintings and sculptures dated from the beginning of the 19th century to the first three decades of the 20th century. It exhibits Neoclassical statues by Canova, history paintings by Hayez and Ciseri, the prominent collection of works by Tuscan Macchiaioli painters (Fattori, Lega and Signorini), as well as paintings by notable artists of Symbolism and Divisionism and Italian leading figures of the 1930s.
From Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15 am - 6.50 pm
Closed: on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Closing starts from 6.35 pm
The ticket office closes at 6.05 pm
The ticket includes access to Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments, and Modern Art Gallery.
Regular price: € 8.50
Reduced price: € 4.25
Free admission on the first Sunday of each month.
In case of temporary exhibitions the ticket prices are subject to increases:
Regular price: € 13.00
Reduced price: € 6.50
From 13 September 2016 to 5 March 2017 the tickets include the temporary exhibition "Real Time and Time of Reality" on display at the Modern Art Gallery.
Tickets can be purchased also online at the following web address:
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.
Available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
Price: € 6.00 for one pair of earphones, € 10.00 for two pairs.
One bookshop is located in the courtyard of the Palace and another one at the entrance of the Palatine Gallery, where multilingual guidebooks, art history books and Gallery-inspired gadgets are on sale.
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.
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. On the second floor, at Modern Art Gallery, is an accessible toilet after Room 16.
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.
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.