FLORENCE LANDSCAPES & AN INVITATION TO COURT
Discover Pitti Palace, the Royal Residence of the Medici
Minivan car service pick up and the 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 incrediblemonuments. 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.
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays
Time: 2 pm
Length: approx. 4 hours.
Meeting point: pick up at hotel (no drop off) 30 minutes before the start of the tour.
Fee: € 70. Free for children under 2 years old.
Price includes: Private vehicle, English speaking driver, tolls, parking, luggage handling, bottled water on board; guided tour (join a group) of Pitti Palace, pre-booking and entrance fee for the Galleria Palatina in Pitti Palace.
Price does not include: everything not expressly mentioned as “prices includes”.
Available languages: English (other languages upon request).