See masterpieces by Raphael, Titian and other artists during a 2-hour guided tour of the Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti). Breeze past the queues with your skip-the-line ticket and enter the royal abode, which was once home to the powerful Medici dukes. Hear about the history of the Medici family and admire the stunning Renaissance collection of paintings, which are hung in elaborately decorated frescoed and stucco rooms. Numbers on this tour are limited to 12, ensuring you receive personalized attention.
Meet your guide outside the magnificent Pitti Palace in Florence. Once the opulent home of the influential Medici family, the grand Renaissance palace is now home to a series of important art galleries and museums. Learn more about the palace and about the history of the Medici family, who took over this building in the 16th century and ruled Tuscany up until 1737. During their rule, they amassed an incredible collection of paintings, many of which are now placed in the Palatine Gallery. Use your skip-the-line ticket to gain priority access to the opulent gallery, passing by the regular queue. Once inside, let your specialized guide lead the way through the traditional picture rooms. As you wander through, note how the paintings are not ordered chronologically or by style, but are arranged for aesthetic value.Stop to marvel at priceless works by renowned artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Pietro da Cortona, many of which are hung in sumptuous gilded picture frames. As you contemplate the beauty of the paintings, your guide will explain their significance.From the ornate rooms of the Palatine Gallery, take in views of the elegant Boboli Gardens and of Brunelleschi’s Santo Spirito Basilica from the windows.After two hours, your guide will depart, but you are free to remain in the Palatine Gallery for the rest of the day.