The Palatine Gallery occupies the whole left wing of the first floor of the Pitti
Palace, which was the residence of the Medici grand-dukes. In 1828, when Tuscany
came under the rule of the Lorraine family, the most important paintings in the
Palace, most of which had been collected by the Medici, were hung in the Gallery.
It is an impressive collection comprising works by Raphael, Titian, Correggio,
Rubens, Pietro da Cortona and other Italian and European masters of the Renaissance
and Baroque periods.
The paintings, which are sumptuously framed, cover the walls of the rooms in
the style of traditional 17th-century picture galleries. The way they are hung
and the rich plaster and fresco decoration of the suite of six rooms overlooking
the piazza give the Gallery its particular fascination.
From the Palatine Gallery the visit continues through the Royal Apartments. They
consist of fourteen magnificent rooms which were the home of the Medici and Lorraine
grand-ducal families and, from 1865, of the king of Italy.
Piazza Pitti 1. 50125 Firenze.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15-18.50
Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, May 1st, Christmas Day
The Royal Apartments are closed for maintenance every year in January
Tickets for the Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments, bookable through our Concierge Desk, have different costs according to exhibitions taking
place in the Gallery: please ask the price and ticket reservation when booking
the hotel room.
This offer is strictly reserved to our hotel guests.