Private Palatine Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Firenze, Italy
Private Palatine Gallery Guided Visit

From $144.03

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience one of Florence’s greatest art collections with the depth and focus that comes with a privately guided tour. This tour of the Pitti Palace’s Palatine Gallery showcases the highlights of the Renaissance and 16th-century collection, mostly amassed by the Medici. View works by greats like Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and Rubens, plus frescoes by Pietro da Cortona, and more. Includes pre-booked tickets so you can bypass the main entrance lines.
  • Private tour of the Palatine Gallery at Florence’s Pitti Palace
  • Skip the main admission lines with a pre-booked ticket
  • Explore the highlights the Palatine's art collection, mostly amassed by the Medicis
  • See works by Raphael, Caravaggio, and Titian, and frescoes by Pietro da Cortona
  • Learn about the paintings, artists, and collection from a private guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • Local professional Guide at your side
  • Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants
  • Palatine Gallery skip-the-line tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Everything not mentioned as Included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pitti Palace
    Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

    Entrance Time: between 02.00 am and 04.00 pm Meeting with the guide at Pitti Palace main entrance (Pitti Square, 1)

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2023 - 10/31/2023

    Tuesday - Sunday : 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Select a morning or afternoon tour when you book. Then, meet your guide outside Florence’s Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti), the magnificent Renaissance palace to the south of the Arno River.

Take in the restrained exterior of the building as your guide sheds light on its history. Purchased by Florence's ruling Medici family in 1549, the palace soon became their principal residence, and a display of their wealth and power.

Show your pre-booked ticket for fast-track access, and then follow your guide to the Palatine Gallery, the palace’s largest collection of art. Home to about 500 works by greats such as Titian, Caravaggio, and Rubens, all formerly owned by the Medicis, the gallery runs through a string of 28 sumptuous chambers, salons and public audience halls.

Admire the lavishly decorated rooms as you explore, and view the highlights of the mainly Renaissance and 16th-century artworks as your guide puts each one in context. Study masterpieces like the 'Veiled Lady' by Raphael, the 'Madonna and Child' by Filippino Lippi, Caravaggio’s 'Sleeping Cupid,' and more by masters such as Botticelli, Rubens, and Van Dyck.

As you view the art, soak in the lavish baroque decoration of the rooms, including chambers bearing frescoes painted by Pietro da Cortona in the mid-1600s. Marvel at Cortona’s works, and learn how they were created to celebrate the Medici lineage, and completed by the artist's pupil and collaborator, Ciro Ferri, during the 1660s.

Your tour comes to an end near the start point when your guide says goodbye.

Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by CAF Tour and Travel

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


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This tour was one of my favorites in...
Andrew62, Aug 2017
This tour was one of my favorites in Florence. The Palantine Gallery is quite large and has a tremendous number of paintings. Combine that with a much quieter atmosphere everybody is jammed into Academia and Uffizi and an excellent tour guide and you have a recipe for success. Our tour guide Alessandra I believe was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. My friend and I had an amazing time and due to the quieter nature of the Palatine gallery had a lot more time to appreciate and learn about the various pieces of art we saw. Alessandra couldn't have been warmer or more helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Elena knows everything and is...
tobias_b, Jan 2017
Elena knows everything and is passionate about arts. Her German is really good. I would even prefer the Palatine tour Palazzo Pitti over the Uffizien, because it is less crowded and equally interesting !

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