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 was also the royal palace of other two dynasties: the House of Lorraine-Habsburg (which succeeded the Medici from 1737) and the Kings of Italy of the House of Savoy, who inhabited it palace 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 Royal Apartments on the first floor, the Modern Art Gallery and the Museum of Costume and Fashion on the second floor.

Timetable

Opening days From Tuesday to Sunday
Opening hours 08.15 am - 6.50 pm
Closed on

Mondays

1 January, 25 December

Notes

Closure starts from 6.30 pm
The ticket office closes at 6.05 pm

Period from 01/03 to 31/10 from 01/11 to 28/02

Single ticket

regular 16€
reduced 8€
regular 10€
reduced 5€

Combined ticket for all museums

regular 38€
reduced 21€
regular 18€
reduced 11€
Annual subscription Pitti Palace 35€
Annual subscription for all museums 70€

Free entry on the first Sunday of each month (get the free ticket at the ticket office; it is not possible to book tickets on this day).

More info on free admission and reduced prices

Ticket reservation (fee 3€) online or by phone at +39 055 294883. For school groups reservation is required and free.

50% discount early in the morning. Purchase the ticket before 8:59am and enter until 9:25am. More info

Dos and don’ts of the Museum Etiquette: respect some rules and enjoy your visit

Services

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
At the ticket office. Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese. Price: 8,00 € for one pair of earphones, 13,00 € for two pairs.
Bookshop
On the left side of the court.
Cafeteria
On the right side of the court.