The Palazzo Pitti is a palace complex and monument situated in Florence, Italy. The original palace was built in 1457 for the Pitti family, designed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi. The palace was sold to Medicis in 1549 and it was expanded and altered to meet the grand ducal family. The courtyard and two lateral wings were added in 1560. Today, the palace is home to some of the most important museums in Florence, including the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, Treasury of the Grand Dukes and the Gallery of Modern Art.
The palace is situated a 20-minute walk away from the central transport hub of Florence. The best option is to use the C3 or D buses from there which stop at the palace.
Opening Times and Admission
You can buy a single ticket which gives you access to the palace grounds and all of its museums, this costs 16 euros for adults and 8 euros for concessions in the summer months (March to October). In the winter months (November to February) prices are reduced to 10 euros for adults and 5 euros for concessions. Every first Sunday of the month, entry is free to all. The palace is open six days of the week Tuesday to Sunday 8.15am-6.50pm with Mondays being a weekly day of closure.