The Palatine Gallery at the Pitti Palace
1/2 DAY TOUR
An itinerary that 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 the 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 Dijk.