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Palazzo Pitti - Pitti Palace

Florence

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The Pitti Palace was built in 1458 by a Florentine banker, Luca Pitti, and was bought in 1549 by the Medici Family Grand-Duckes of Florence to make it their residence home, today it hosts several museums with its collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain and a costume gallery, besides providing a magnificently decorated historical setting which extends to the Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens famous also for its fountains and grottoes.

It comprises the following galleries and museums:

- The Palatine Gallery

- Gallery of Modern Art

- Costume Gallery

- Museo degli Argenti(Silver Museums)

- Porcelain Museum

- Boboli Gardens

Extraordinary opening “Art Tuesdays”

Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Bargello National Museum, Medici Chapels, Museum of San Marco, Museum of Palazzo Davanzati, Gallery of Modern Art, Palatine Gallery will be extraordinary free open from 19.00 to 23.00 have been scheduled on: 29 March, 26 April, 31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August, 27 September, 25 October, 29 November and 27 December 2011.

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Piazza Pitti 1 , Florence-Centre

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