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 costume museum, the silver museum and the porcelain museum, all located inside the palace or gardens. 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.
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 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 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.
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, September and October: 08.15AM - 06.30PM
June, July and August: 08.15AM - 07.30PM
As with many venues in Italy, there are often special exhibitions running, and the ticket price will reflect this. For 2013 we can tell you that there will be a Porcelain exhibition (see blog) running from 19th of March until the 23rd of June, and from 16th of July until 3rd of November there's an exhibition of Baroque ivory work (blog piece).
Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar below. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.
(Do remember that dates are in European (day-month-year) format and that the galleries are closed on Mondays.)
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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