We will visit the imposing and proud Palazzo Pitti, a magnificent symbol of power and wealth manifested by its various residents. From the late 16th century, home to the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany, then of the Lorraine, and finally, the King of Italy.
Opulence is palpable as we view not only silver but ivory, pearls and other precious stones in the Silver Museum with its walls and ceilings adorned with beautiful frescoes depicting architectural illusions.
Apart from being able to take a peek inside the Royal Apartments where the King used to live, we will also discuss the everyday life of those who worked and resided in the palace, their private lives and life at Court.
In the Palatine Gallery we explore, not only the public and private spaces of the court of the Grand Duke and his family, but also, admire the unique and vast collection of paintings by the great masters Raphael, Titian, Perugino, Correggio and Rubens.
After the tour, you may decide to continue and visit the Boboli Gardens that extend on the southern hill guarded by a surviving section of the impressive medieval walls of Florence.
Duration: 3 hrs
Site visited: Royal Apartments, Palatine Gallery & Silver Museum in the Pitti Palace*
Price for 1-4pax: €270
Additional forfeit price for headsets for 5-8pax: €30
*Entry & reservation fees: not included