Palazzo Pitti In Florence
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Pitti Palace, Florence (Italy)
Built in Renaissance architectural style, Palazzo Pitti is a huge palace and is among the largest architectural monuments of Florence. Pitti Palace in Florence was originally built in the year 1457 for the Pitti Family. The palace complex is home to royal quarters, museums with Italian artworks, and sprawling gardens.
History of Palazzo Pitti
In the year 1549, this property got sold to Medicis and thus it was converted as the primary residence of Grand Ducal Family. The palace went through alteration and enlargement from the year 1560. Bartolomeo Ammannati was the designer of the renovations and extensions that include the grandiose courtyard and two of the lateral wings.
Gardens of Palazzo Pitti
Boboli Gardens are the vast green spaces adjacent to the main palace building. Laid out in the 15th and 16th centuries, the gardens feature oak trees, ornate fountains, and beautiful Renaissance sculptures. It’s one of the most popular places in Florence to soak up the warmth of summer months.
Architecture of Palazzo Pitti
The beautiful design of the monument was done by Filippo Brunelleschi and built under the guidance of his student Luca Fancelli. The original building had only the middle cube which you can find in the current palace.
Palazzo Pitti is a magnificent palace which houses many major museums of Florence. The first floor has Palatine Gallery that has a collection of the paintings from the 16th and 17th century and the Royal apartments that exhibit the furnishing dated back to the 19th century. The ground floor houses Silver Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art.
Museums in Palazzo Pitti
The Palazzo Pitti is indeed worth to visit with the following exciting museums which speak about the life of an era that had seen a great deal of luxury.
1) Palatine Gallery
Palatine Gallery is housed in the left wing of the first floor of Palazzo Pitti. It was in 1828 that the gallery was formed. It was during the reign of the Lorraine family that all major paintings in the palace got accumulated and exhibited to the public in the gallery. This collection comprises of very excellent work that includes Rubens, Correggio, Titian, Raphael and Pietro da Cortona.
2) The Royal Apartments
Royal apartments are also on the first floor that has 14 rooms, the designs, the furniture and the overall look of this space which was the residence of Lorraine and Medici families is overwhelming. These rooms have three major historical moments and also style those points to the palace's growth with time.
3) The Gallery of Modern Art
Gallery of Modern Art is located on the second floor of the Palazzo Pitti and has an awesome collection of sculpture and paintings of Italian style that is dated back to the period between the 18th century and World War I. The rooms have exhibits from the romantic, neo-classical period and also from the era of Macchiaioli movement.
4) Silver Museum
Museum has a great collection of the precious objects and many were of the members of the Medici family. The artworks from the Florence workmanship of other schools, countries and has rock crystal vases and work in the chinoiserie, clocks, carpets, silver, camaros, gems and ivory.
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It is a famous Renaissance palace in Florence, popular among tourists.
The ticket prices differ based on which attractions within the palace you want to visit.
Spending three or so hours here should cover the entire palace.
Palazzo Pitti was originally the residence of the Florentine banker, Luca Pitti. Later, in the year 1549, it was bought by the Medici family and became the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
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