Are you interested in Renaissance history and art and looking for a slightly different private tour of Florence? Choose our tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens with an expert private guide!
Choose our Private Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens if you want to visit two treasures of Florence, located in the relaxing and off-the-beaten-track area of Oltrarno, with a friendly and knowledgeable private guide. This tour is perfect for all those who have already visited the main highlights of Florence, or if you have a keen interest in Italian Renaissance history and art. Choosing a private tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens ensures you can tour at your own pace and focus on your own interests, asking questions whenever you please. What’s more you will be blown-away by the little known treasure of the Brancacci Chapel, Florence’s very own ‘Sistine Chapel.’
You will meet our fully licensed private guide in front of the entrance to Pitti Palace for a 4 hour tour in the area called Oltrarno, on the other side of the Arno River. You will enter Pitti Palace, for a fascinating exploration into the life and times of one of the most important families in the Italian Renaissance, the Medici family. You will learn about the huge impact they had on Italian art through their patronage, as well as the rivalry that existed between themselves and other noble families of the time. Inside Pitti Palace you will admire paintings by Rubens, Titian and Raphael.
Next your private tour will continue to the luscious Boboli Gardens to discover one of the greatest Renaissance parks, adorned with beautiful statues and fountains from the 16th century to the 18th century. A real open air museum, did you know the expansive Boboli gardens were the inspiration for the gardens of Versailles in Paris?! There are even grottoes and a real amphitheater in the Boboli Gardens. With a private guide by your side, you will be sure not to miss anything- or get lost!
The last stop of your Private tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens will be the nearby Church of the Carmine, renowned for the Brancacci Chapel by Masaccio and Masolino. Adorned by stunning frescoes, the Brancacci Chapel is a real gem, often likened to the Sistine Chapel in Rome!
For a fabulous half day strolling through Renaissance Florence, choose our Private Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens.
Pitti Palace, Florence
DRESS CODE: in order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, every participant must make sure they cover their shoulders and knees.
We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.