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Information and ticket booking for the Boboli Gardens and the 'other' galleries, Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy.
On this page you can order a ticket (see further down the page) that allows entrance to the Boboli gardens (behind the Pitti Palace) as well as the porcelain museum, the silver museum and the costume gallery. Please note that we sell another ticket that gets you in to the two main galleries at the Pitti Palace - the Palatine and the Modern galleries.
As regards 'Exhibition' or 'No exhibition' tickets ... if there's no special exhibition at the time of your visit, the ticket costs slightly less than it does if there IS one. If there's a special exhibition, you have no choice but to pay for this marginally costlier ticket, irrespective of whether you intend to view said exhibition or not.
Running from June the 21st to November 2nd 2016 at the Museo degli Argenti (Silver Museum) is an exhibition entitled 'Splendida Minima' - read more on our blog.
The Porcelain Museum (Museo delle Porcellane) is housed in the building known as the Casino del Cavaliere, located within the Boboli gardens. The collection spans the works of the most prized European porcelain houses, most notably Sèvres and Meissen.
The Silver Museum (Museo degli Argenti) is located inside the Pitti Palace and is home to a splendid collection of well, silver, as well as cameo work and pieces of work in semi-precious stones.
The Costume Gallery (Galleria del Costume) is located in the wing of the palace known as the Palazzina della Meridiana, and is home to a collection of theatrical costumes dating from the 16th century up to the present day. Also on show is a collection of Italian garments spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The Boboli gardens are very much worth a visit, if only for the splendid views they offer across the city of Florence, and for the chance of some cool shade during the summer heat! They range up the Boboli hill from the rear of the Pitti Palace, and are a fine example of formal Italian gardens, dotted here and there with a wide range of sculptures and Roman antiquities.
The gardens are also home to small and large grottos, as well as the much-photographed and postcard-reproduced statue Bacchino, a satiric representation of a court dwarf as Bacchus.
There is a wardrobe room where bags of no larger than 40*40*50 cm may be left. The galleries are always closed on Mondays; the gardens are closed on the first and last Monday of every month, and garden opening hours vary according to time of year:
November to February: 08.15AM - 04.30PM
March: 08.15AM - 05.30PM
April, May and September: 08.15AM - 06.30PM
June, July and August: 08.15AM - 07.30PM
October: 08.15AM - 05.30PM
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve your tickets for the Boboli gardens at the Pitti Palace, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!
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