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 five museums: the Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Museum of Russian Icons (with the Palatine Chapel) 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.

Timetable

Opening time
 

From Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15am to 6.30pm

Closed on

Mondays

1 January, 25 December

Notes

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

The Imperial Apartments and the Museum of Costume and Fashion remain closed for refurbishment works until further notice. 

November 8 - 29th: visits to the mezzanine floor of the Treasure of the Grandukes are stopped. They will be permitted again according to the ordinary conditions, that are visit up to the Exotic Room, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., for a maximum of 6 people accompanied by staff.

 

Tickets

Single ticket

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

Regular
10€
Combined Pitti + Boboli (single price)
14€
Reduced
Eligibility criteria for reduced-price tickets
2€
Free admission
Eligibility criteria for free admission
0€
Entrance reservation
How it works
3€

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
70€
Family
100€

PassePartout 5 Days

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

Regular
18€

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; in the courtyard for people with reduced mobility.
  • 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
    In the courtyard and at the first floor.
  • 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.