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, 1 May, 25 December

Notes

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

Regular € 13,00
Reduced

€ 6,50

EU citizens aged between 18 and 25 years and citizens of non-EU Countries only upon mutual agreement (Norway, Island, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) more info

Free

First Sunday of each month

School groups from EU countries or non-EU reciprocating countries (Norway, Island, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) prior mandatory booking

Citizens under 18 years of age,  EU citizens with disabilities, EU tourist guides more info

Annual subscriptions

Pitti Palace: € 35

All the museums: € 70

more info

Tickets reservation

Reservation fee € 3.00

Online or by phone at +39 055 294883

For school groups reservation is required and free. Only by phone at +39 055 294883 or by fax at +39 055 264406

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.