The Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti), Florence, Italy
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Florence, Italy 50125| Map |
Florence receives more than five million visitors each year, and for many of them the Pitti Palace -- officially known as Palazzo Pitti -- is at the top of their must-see list. Formerly the residence of the grand dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy, the palace now houses important collections of paintings, sculptures, art, porcelain and a costume gallery. Visitors gravitate toward the Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens famous for its beautiful fountains and grottos. Situated on the south side of the River Arno, the core of Pitti Palace dates from 1458. In the late 18th century, the palazzo was used as a power base by Napoleon. It wasn’t until 1919 that its doors were opened to the public as one of Florence's largest art galleries. Today, it houses several collections that trace the history and artists of Florence.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Parents should keep an eye on the little ones, making sure that they do not lean on antique furnishings.
Address: Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Florence, Italy 50125| Map
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