Free tour

The Palatine Gallery: Journey into the splendor and magnificence of Palazzo Pitti.

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English
Quality Verified Registered on August 17, 2019

The Free Tour was born in 2011, as the first free tour group in Florence; since then we offer varied tours and attractiveness of great quality. Authorized guides, national officers specialized in Florence and Tuscany. We are locals, graduates, food experts organized many years ago, as tour guides in Florence!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Palatine Gallery; journey into the magnificence and splendor of the grand dukes of Tuscany . Welcome to the Medici court

An evocative itinerary in the splendid rooms of Palazzo Pitti defined as the " Florentine Versailles" full of furnishings and decorations, the last seat of the enlightened Medici dynasty, a family that lived the last 150 years of its existence in unbridled luxury, as was usual at the time , which at the same time announced its slow and inexorable decline. Together we will pass through the sumptuous and sumptuous apartments of an era that marked a lifestyle dedicated to magnificence.
We will meet characters such as Cosimo II, disciple and friend of Galileo Galilei, Ferdinand II, a man of culture and science, but also Cosimo III, a bigoted man with no personality, or Giangastone, both incapable of governing and giving new impetus to the already ruinous Tuscan economy. We will have the opportunity to admire 8 fantastic paintings by the great Raphael. In such final desolation, however, the family's desire to amaze the world emerges with an incredible collection of paintings and statues of inestimable value capable of still fascinating thousands of visitors today, which makes the Palatine Gallery a unique museum in the world. Don't miss this opportunity.

  1. Minimum number of participants 5
  2. Walkers are asked to obtain the entrance ticket in advance (it is advisable to book on public holidays)
  3. 3 If you have booked the tour, if you wish to cancel it, please do so no later than 24 hours before the start of the tour. Thank you for your presence.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI...
    Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
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    Meeting point: in front of the main entrance of Palazzo Pitti. The guide will be equipped with a Florentine flag and a sign to indicate the name of the tour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Palazzo Pitti

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Laura 18 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Great tour! We really recommend it. Palazzo Pittu is fantastic but it may be overwhelming, and the tour really helped us understand and appreciate better what we saw.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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