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.


Single ticket

Single ticket for all Palazzo Pitti collections: Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Treasury of the Grand Dukes, Museum of Costume and Fashion  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


On the right side of the main court.
Entrance from Pitti Square with a 20% slope. Lifts to access to the floors.
Free. On the right side of the court. Umbrellas, cumbersome bags and backpacks must be left.
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.
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.
Due to Covid-19 emergency, only the Palatine Gallery bookshop is open.
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.