Originally owned by the wealthy banker Luca Pitti, the Palazzo
later became the property of the Medici family. It is a grand
structure that now boasts no less than seven museums. Amongst these
are the Medici treasures that are showcased in the Museo degli
Argenti, the Museum of Costumes and the Porcelain Museum. The
Galleria d'Arte Moderna provides a fascinating display of works
from the Macchiaioli school - early 19th-century
proto-impressionist paintings - as well as a collection of
Neoclassical and Romantic art. Extending behind the palace are the
elaborately landscaped and beautifully maintained Giardino Boboli
(Boboli Gardens). The most celebrated aspect of the gardens is the
Grotta del Buontalenti, located close to the entrance. In the
deepest recess of the cave is the sculpture
, attended by curious imps.
Another notable structure is the enormous amphitheatre designed on
a scale to serve the Medici's tastes.
Address: Piazza Pitti 1 Website: www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/boboli Telephone: +39 055 294 883 Opening Time: Each museum has its own opening hours, but most are
closed on Mondays Admission: From EUR4 to EUR8.50. A ticket for all museums is
EUR10.50. Entry to the gardens only is EUR4
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