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2-Hours Walking Tour in Florence
"Get an up close and personal experience of Florence on this 2-hour walking tour. If you choose the “Highlights of Florence” option you can visit the highlights of the city including the Duomo the Baptistery the Old Palace and the Ponte Vecchio.Or if you would prefer you can choose the “Oltrarno Slow Tour” option and leave the most common areas of the city and cross the Ponte Vecchio and stroll to Pitti Palace. You can also choose to purchase a ticket to walk through Boboli Gardens and Bardini Garden. With this optio you can visit the famous church and the square of Santo Spirito."
From EUR60.00
 
Boboli: The Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages
"An itinerary to discover the Gardens designed for Cosimo I de Medici in 1562 which became a model for the European royal gardens. Boboli with its green architectures statues fountains terraces and grottoes is the first park in Europe where works of art hide meanings and allegories.On our 1.30 hour walking guided tour path we will meet stories and myths of gods and heroes imagined and represented by artists of many periods
From EUR56.00
 
Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train
"Make your own way to Santa Lucia station in central Venice and catch your train and travel to Florence independently. Train journeys from Venice to Florence can last up to 2.5 hours but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Florence in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city head out to explore! How you spend your time in beautiful Florence — Italy’s second city — is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture or head to Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up the iconic Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in the calm of Boboli Gardens explore the bohemian Oltrarno neighborhood or walk up to the terrace at Piazzale Michelangelo to see the city’s most impressive panorama. Be sure to use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket to travel around town and visit top Florence attractio double-decker bus hop on and off around the city at any of the 15 stops
From EUR115.00

Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti Tips (69)

Palazzo Pitti – The Boboli Garden.

I guess that this is not how things work, but (a kind of illegal) we were able to enter the garden of Palazzo Pitti. When we arrived I had my mind set on visiting the garden, but did not realize that...
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Jerelis
Dec 13, 2016

Palazzo Pitti – Really Huge!

It is quite understandable that in the late 18th century, the palazzo was used as a power base by Napoleon. Right now the Palazzo Pitti is the largest museum complex in the city of Florence. It is...
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Jerelis
Dec 13, 2016

Palazzo Pitti – Pitti Palace.

In English Palazzo Pitti is called Pitti Palace and is a mainly Renaissance palace in Florence. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio. The...
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Jerelis
Dec 13, 2016

Arte Attack

This place had me cross-eyed after a couple of hours.The largest museum complex in Florence, Palazzo Pitti comprises at least five different galleries and two gardens. All of them are either in or...
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goodfish
Oct 28, 2014

Palazzo Pitti – palatial home and gallery

The Palazzo Pitti was originally the home of the Pitti family, who were wealthy bankers in Florence. It was sold to Eleanor of Toledo, wife of Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici, in 1550 and became the home...
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brendareed
Jun 15, 2014

Palazzo Pitti

The Palazzo Pitti is a vast mainly Renaissance palace. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio. The core of the present palazzo dates from 1458 and...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jun 17, 2012

Pitti palace

Built in 1548 by the Pitti palace, it was taken over by the Medici family in 1549 when they became the Dukes of tuscany. The palace today is divided into series of museums the best of which is the...
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Jim_Eliason
Nov 12, 2011

Pitti and garden

No doubt one of the more beautiful and wonderful garden in Italy. The garden area is behind the main palace complex and stretches for maybe 2 miles in circular pathes. It has numerous statuary...
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BruceDunning
Nov 17, 2010

My favourite museum in Florence!

For some reason, Palazzo Pitti doesn't seem to be quite as popular as the museums located on the other side of the Arno River, but if someone were to ask me what to do with only one day in Florence, I...
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Jefie
Jul 07, 2010

Pitti Palace

Luca Pitti commissioned the famed architect Brunelleschi to design this great palace in the 15th century. The wealthy and powerful Medici family bought it and had another architect, Ammannati, enlarge...
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Tom_Fields
Dec 29, 2009

Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens

The Pitti Palace, is a vast mainly Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, walking distance from the Ponte Vecchio. The core of the present palazzo...
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apbeaches
Oct 12, 2009

A Special Palace and Garden over the River

The palace dates back to 1458, and was the residence of Luca Pitti, a wealthy banker. The Medici family bought it in 1549, and stayed here for many years. Napoleon used as a residence in the French...
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BruceDunning
Jun 15, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Florence

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Boboli Gardens - Giardini Di Boboli

The Italian Renaissance spawned not just fabulous art and architecture but gardens as well. Green spaces arranged in tightly ordered symmetry - embellished with sparkling fountains, grottos and...
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Basilica Santo Spirito

On our way to the church of Santo Spirito, we found a really nice local market in the piazza in front of the church on the evening we were there. It looked more like a flea market and has reasonable...
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Ponte Vecchio

one of the most famous Bridge around the world can be found in Florence along the banks of the Arno River. Ponte Vecchio is one of the three old bridges along the Arno River (the other ones nearby are...
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Chiesa Dei Santi Apostoli

We stopped in this little church, Church of the Holy Apostles, to see the architecture of a very old medieval style church. It was off the beaten path and tucked away in a very small piazza with a...
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Piazza degli Uffizi

The Palazzo degli Uffizi (Uffizi Palace) was built between 1560 and 1580 to house the administration of the government. The beautiful building was designed creating an U-shaped building with two long...
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Il Porcellino

this will be the pictures of the famous Pig Fountain in front of the Mercato Nuovo in Florence which is famous for tourists who put coins in the snout and also rub the snout to have their wishes...
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