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FLORENCE LANDSCAPES & AN INVITATION TO COURT

Discover Pitti Palace, the Royal Residence of the Medici

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FLORENCE LANDSCAPES & AN INVITATION TO COURT

Discover Pitti Palace, the Royal Residence of the Medici

Tour Code: RVT6

Vip Regular Tour

Minivan car service pick up and Panoramic Tour. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Florentine hills from the heights of Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole while sitting comfortably in a minivan. Take in the lovely, enchanting landscapes that surround the city. Our journey first passes by Santa Croce Church (on its way to the Arno River) and the splendid view of the Ponte Vecchio. We then move up to Piazzale Michelangelo, which overlooks the city, and its incredible monuments. Our next stop is Fiesole, an enchanting Etruscan gem that towers just north of the city. On our way back to the city center, our tour will pass in front of Santa Maria Novella and finally Pitti Palace.

After the panoramic tour you will join the group tour “An invitation to Court” at Pitti Palace. The itinerary recreates the cultural climate at court during the reign of the Medici. The Galleria Palatina, a private collection of paintings owned by the grand duke, is displayed in the official staterooms on the first floor of Pitti Palace. The extraordinary decoration of the Planetary Rooms, designed by the great Baroque painter Pietro da Cortona, creates an overwhelming effect of frescoes and stucco. It forms the background for the superb exhibition of paintings from the Medici collections, including masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, and Van Dyck. The tour ends in the museum ay roughly 6:00 pm.

By reservation only (tour will take place with a minimum number of 3 participants)