The Gallery, which is situated on the second floor of the Pitti Palace , has a fine collection of paintings and sculpture, mostly Italian, dating from the late 18th century to World War I.
The elegant rooms, which were formerly inhabited by the Lorraine grand-dukes, are decorated with works of the neo-classical and romantic periods. There is also a splendid collection of works by artists of the Macchiaioli movement and of other Italian schools of the later 19th and early 20th centuries.
Piazza Pitti 1, 50125 Firenze.
How to get there
To Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport, by shuttle bus VOLA IN BUS to the station of Santa Maria Novella.
To the station car park of Santa Maria Novella.
To the station of Santa Maria Novella.
No direct bus service from the station, only from nearby Via della Scala (11,36,37) and Via Rucellai (B).
From the station about 15 minutes.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15-18.50
Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, May 1st, Christmas Day
The Royal Apartments are closed for maintenance every year in January.
Il biglietto è valido anche per l'ingresso alla Galleria Palatina
Information and Booking
Contact Firenze Musei, Tel: +39 055294883
Booking charge : € 3,00 per person.
Lifts available off the courtyard.
Admission is free of charge.
Booking is compulsory and free of charge. Firenze Musei – Tel: +39 055290112
The list of visiting students and teachers on the institution’s letterhead stationery must be presented at the ticket office.
Educational assistance for Italian school visits can be arranged with Firenze Musei at the time of booking.
Cost: € 3.00 per student
Tel: +39 055284272
On request, the Office provides educational assistance to schools in the Province of Florence, Prato and Pistoia: it conducts specific programmes, arranges workshops and itineraries in the Museums of the Special Superintendency for the State Museums of Florence.
Cost: workshops free of charge; Museum lessons, € 3.00 per student. Education Department
Audio guides in Italian, French, English and German are available from the ticket office.
Charge: single € 4.65, double € 6.20.
The Nuova Biblioteca Palatina is beside the Education office in the Andito degli Angiolini (main staircase, upper mezzanine floor).
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10-13
In the courtyard of the Pitti Palace and at the entrance to the Gallery.
Guides to the collections in various languages are available, besides other art publications and objects inspired by works in the Palace.
There is one cloakroom for all the museums, off the courtyard, next to the lift.
Visitors must leave umbrellas, large backpacks and bags. There is no charge.
School backpacks must be left in the cloakroom.
There is a café in the courtyard of the Pitti Palace.
How to contact the Gallery
Tel: +39 0552388601, +39 0552388616
Isabella Lapi Ballerini Director Simonella Condemi Deputy Director
Friends of the Pitti Palace (Amici di Palazzo Pitti)
The Friends, founded in 1996, aim to support the Pitti Palace while enjoying the possibility of exploring its collections.
Amici di Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti 1, 50125 Firenze
Tel: +39 0552658123,