Palazzo Pitti, Part II

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by roza4 on September 8, 2002

Since I am limited to 500 words and that wasn't enought to write about Palazzo Pitti, here is a continuation.

I found that here, at Palazzo Pitti, you can easily get in without standing in line for several hours and there is no chaos that is so typical of Uffizi. The paintings are well placed and you can sit down and look at the walls and ceilings, you can really pay attention and not wait for crowds of tour groups to pass through so that you can come up to the painting.

When Medici bought the palace in the 16th century they laid out spectacular Boboli Gardens which are rather large and have their own entrance schedule and fees. So if you have a whole day to spare, after you visit the museums inside and still can walk, you can also venture into the Gardens where you will find besides the obvious rare trees and bushes arranged in geometric patterns an amphitheater, several fountains with sculptures, the orangery, Forte di Belvedere and the Porcelain museum in the Rose garden which is temporarily closed.

Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace)
Piazza Pitti, 1
Florence, Italy, 50125
+39 0552388614

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