Private Palazzo Pitti Tour with Boboli Gardens Access
Immerse yourself in the glittering world of Renaissance Florence on this private tour of the beautiful Palazzo Pitti, with an introduction to the magnificent Boboli Gardens and free time to explore. Enjoy LivTours priority access to the palace, now the largest museum complex in Florence. Your private guide will expertly navigate you through the opulent galleries where you can admire the lavish, gilded interiors and exquisite décor, and see Renaissance masterpieces by Raphael and Titian. And finally, step into the majestic Boboli Gardens. Enjoy free time to stroll among the statuary, grottos, and fountains, and feel like a Renaissance courtier for the day.
- Get priority access to the magnificent Palazzo Pitti & Gardens
- Enjoy a fully guided tour of the palace, the largest museum complex in Florence
- Admire the lavish interiors and masterpieces by Titian, Raphael and Rubens
- Learn about the powerful aristocratic families who lived here from the 1400s
- End at the entrance to the majestic Boboli Gardens and enjoy free time
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Meet your LivTours private guide outside the main entrance to the 15th-century Palazzo Pitti, and enjoy the skip-the-line entrance to this vast museum complex – the largest in Florence at over 32,000 square meters. Set on the southern bank of the River Arno, this vast and magnificent Renaissance palace is a grandiose architectural statement of epic proportions.
With your private guide, explore the magnificent Palazzo Pitti – the grand ducal residence of three ruling dynasties, and afterward enjoy free time in the beautiful formal grounds of the Boboli Gardens behind the palace.
The banker Luca Pitti built the Palazzo in 1446, a statement to dwarf the residences of his rivals. It later became home to three ruling families over the centuries: the House of Medici, the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, and even the House of Savoy – the kings of Italy! It is filled with artistic treasures by revered maestros such as Titian, Rubens, and Raphael, and as you explore the lavish gilded 17-century interiors, you’ll learn about the aristocratic lives of the Medici and other noble families who ruled the glittering, by-gone era of the Italian Renaissance. In particular, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici (1667-1743) was the Palazzo’s greatest patron of the arts.
The gardens have been open to the public since 1766, but in 1919 King Victor Emmanuel III donated the palace – and all its contents – to the Italian people. Today, the Palazzo Pitti is one of the most magnificent and extensive collections in the world.
Lastly, enter the truly majestic grounds of the Boboli Gardens. From the terrace your guide will tell you all about this horticultural masterpiece, filled with ancient and Renaissance statuary, formal landscaping, grottos, and follies: then leave you to wander around at your leisure. A perfect finale to a resplendent tour!
- Priority entrance tickets to the Pitti Palace
- Boboli Gardens tickets
- Privately guided tour of the Palace
- Lavish 17th century gilded interiors
- History of the families who lived there
- Masterpieces by Raphael, Titian and Rubens
- Works by Caravaggio, Canova and Van Dyck
- Introduction and free time in the Boboli Gardens
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When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
"Monica was spectacular. She shared all of the incredible information she knew with us in a way that was very intriguing and kept our attention. Our tours of the Pitti Palace and Uffuzi would not have been the same without her as our guide. I highly recommend this tour with LivTours. Worth the money! "
Georgina W - United States
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