Go to main contentGo to footer

Imperial and Royal Apartments - The alcove of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici

Unveiling the secrets of Pitti Palace.

This room still preserves the original decoration in stucco and gold designed by Giovan Battista Foggini. In the Medici era, it was the alcove of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici, where he preserved the paintings he loved most such as Titian's "Portrait of Pietro Aretino" and Rembrandt's "Portrait of an Old Rabbi". In this bedroom, there was a - still existing - door leading, through a spiral staircase, to a small mezzanine where the Grand Prince used to keep his personal library. In 1765, the Habsburg-Lorraine family turned the room into a private chapel.

Video Stories

The Newsletter of the Uffizi Galleries

Subscribe to keep up to date!