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Palazzo Pitti and Giardino Boboli

Palazzo Pitti © xiquinhosilva
Palazzo Pitti © xiquinhosilva

Once the property of the iconic Medici family and the one-time residence of the Italian king, the Palazzo is a grand structure boasting no less than seven museums. Among these are the Medici treasures showcased in the Museo degli Argenti, the Museum of Costumes and the Porcelain Museum. The Galleria d'Arte Moderna provides a fascinating display from the Macchiaioli school, as well as a collection of Neoclassical and Romantic art. The collections in the Palazzo Pitti keep visitors captivated for hours. Extending behind the palace are the elaborately landscaped and beautifully maintained Boboli Gardens, well-known for their fountains and grottos. Their most celebrated treasure is the Grotta del Buontalenti, in which rests the sculpture Venus Emerging from her Bath. Another notable structure is the enormous amphitheatre designed on a scale to serve the Medici's tastes.

Address: Piazza Pitti 1

Website: www.polomuseale.firenze.it/en/musei/pitti.php?m=palazzopitti

Admission: There are a variety of ticket options available. Check the website for further details.