The collection can be described as princely, in that many pieces were made for the grand-ducal court or were gifts from other European rulers.
The Museum is situated in the Casino del Cavaliere, an elegant little villa at the very top of the Boboli Gardens, from which one may enjoy a superb view.
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 20 minutes.
At the top of the Boboli Gardens
8.15 – 16.30 (November February)
8.15 – 17.30 (March)
8.15 – 18.30 (April, May, September and October)
8.15 – 17.30 (in the month of October when Daylight Saving Time ends)
8.15 – 19.30 (June August)
Entry is permitted up to an hour before closing time.
Closed on the 1st and the last Monday of each month, New Year's Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Information and Booking
Contact Firenze Musei, Tel: +39 055294883
Booking charge : € 3,00 per person.
Disabled visitors may reach the Museum passing throught the Boboli Gardens, entering the entrance on the left of the palace façade or from the Annalena entrance, in via Romana n.39.
Because of the steepness of the paths, parts of the gardens are not easily accessible to people in wheelchairs.
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
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 a café in the Boboli Gardens (Kaffeehaus) and another in the courtyard of the Pitti Palace.
How to contact the Gallery
Tel: +39 0552388709; +39 0552388761
Fax: +39 0552388710
Ornella Casazza 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,