Purchased in 1550, the Palace was chosen by Cosimo I de’ Medici and his wife Eleanor of Toledo as the new Grand Ducal residence, and it soon became the new symbol of the Medici’s power over Tuscany. It also housed the Court of other two dynasties: the House of Habsburg-Lorraine (which succeeded the Medici from 1737) and the Kings of Italy from the House of Savoy, who inhabited it from 1865. Nonetheless the palace still bears the name of its first owner, the Florentine banker Luca Pitti that in the mid-1400s started its construction – maybe after a design by Brunelleschi – at the foot of the Boboli hill beyond the Arno River.

Today the Palace is divided into four museums: the Treasury of the Grand Dukes on the ground floor, the Palatine Gallery and the Imperial and Royal Apartments on the first floor, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Costume and Fashion on the second floor.


Opening time

Reopening on 4th May 2021 

from Tuesday to Sunday, 1.30pm to 6.50pm 

On Saturdays and holidays it will be necessary to make the reservation at least one day in advance.

Closed on


1 January, 25 December


Ticket office closes one hour before the closure of the museum.

The rooms on the mezzanino floor of the Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Royal and Imperial Apartments will remain closed for the time being, because for architectural and logistical reasons it is not possible to guarantee compliance with the rules on social distancing imposed by the Covid-19 emergency within these spaces

The Museum of Costume and Fashion remains closed for refurbishment works until further notice.


Single ticket

Single ticket for all Palazzo Pitti collections: Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Treasury of the Grand Dukes Details and timetable

Who is entitled for a reduced price?
Entrance reservation
How it works?

PassePartout 5 Days

Single ticket for 5 consecutive days for Uffizi, Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens. Read more


Annual pass

Unlimited priority admission to the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, valid 1 year starting from the date chosen by the visitor at the time of the pass issue. Read more

One person


  • Elevator
    On the right side of the main court.
  • Accessibility
    Entrance from Pitti Square with a 20% slope. Lifts to access to the floors.
  • Cloakroom
    Free. On the right side of the court. Umbrellas, cumbersome bags and backpacks must be left.
  • WC
    In the basement; entrance on the right side of the court.
  • Baby pit-stop
    Dedicated room for breastfeeding, change and relax in the basement, on the right side of the court.
  • Audioguides
    THE DELIVERY SERVICE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. At the ticket office. Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese. Price: 8.00 € for one pair of earphones, 13.00 € for two pairs. The delivery service is available until 4pm. Audio guides must be returned within 6pm. Due to Covid-19 emergency, the service is temporarily suspended.
  • Bookshop
    Due to Covid-19 emergency, only the Palatine Gallery bookshop is open.
  • Cafeteria
    On the right side of the court. From September to May it closes at 7 pm. From June to August it closes at 8:00pm.