Conceptio in Itinere

Walking City Tour; Monumental Florence

Florence, cradle of the Renaissance art
length 3hrs approx Available: everyday am/pm

Florentine art collections

Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Fine Arts Museum
length 3 hours approx Available: everyday am/pm  except on Monday

Pitti Palace

Art collections on the right side of Arno river
length 4hrs approx
Available: everyday am/pm – except on Monday when the museums are closed

 


The Pitti Palace originally was the residence of the Dukes of Tuscany and, successively, the residence of Italian Kings. Today, the Palace houses many important and exceptional paintings and sculpture collections, the silver, porcelain and costume galleries offer a magnificent historical context, perfectly preserved and extended to the Boboli Gardens, one of the first and most famous Italian terraces.

The complex of Pitti Palace includes:

The Palatine Gallery; it's extended to the entire noble floor of Pitti Palace, in the left part of the building and created by the Lorena Family, Dukes of Tuscany after the Medici Family. They placed in these boardrooms all the masterpieces coming from the Medici collections that, up to this moment, were set in different points of the residence. This is an extraordinary collection with works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian and Rubens. The prestige of the paintings and the sumptuous frames covering all the walls' surface of these six rooms, together with the beauty of the ambience, confers an absolute charm to the Gallery.

At the second floor of Pitti Palace we find the Gallery of Modern Arts, with works and sculptures by artists, mostly Italian, going from the end of '700 to the I World War years.

The Costume Gallery is located in the Meridiana minor palace, always in the residence, and houses more than 6.000 pieces of antique and modern dresses, theatre dresses and accessories. We can define it the most important fashion museum of Italy and surely one of the major in the world.

The Silver collection is preserved in a very special corner of the Palace, the Summer Apartments of the Medici family redecorated on the occasion of the Wedding ceremony between Duke Fernando II and Vittoria Della Rovere. The collection includes incredible treasures from the bowl with precious stones of Laurence the Magnificent to the amazing jewels collection of Anna Maria Luisa the last heiress of House Medici.

On the back of Pitti Palace, spreads the Boboli Garden. Projected by Medici Family it became the real model of Italian garden, took as example for many European royal courts. It's an open-space museum decorated with antique statues and framed with fountains of the renaissance age.

 

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Tour includes: authorized local English speaking guide, reservation and entrance tickets at Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

Images: Pitti Palace's facade and one of the corners of Boboli Gardens overlooking the fields around Florence.