Palazzo Pitti
Palazzo Pitti
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If you're headed to Oltrarno for a stroll through the Bóboli Gardens, it's worth it to take some time to tour the Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace) as well. This former Renaissance residence is now home to Florence's most extensive grouping of museums. The most notable of the Pitti's galleries is the Galleria Palatina, which – with its impressive collection of works by Raphael, Titian and Rubens – is second in prestige only to the Uffizi Gallery. Other museums within the palace spotlight everything from historical fashion to household treasures once belonging to the Medici family. 

Recent visitors suggest going early and blocking out several hours to see the museums and gardens, or even coming back on a second day if you can't fit it all in to one day.

Sitting on the opposite end of Ponte Vecchio from central Florence, the Palazzo Pitti houses a total of six separate museums, all of which feature their own hours of operation and entry fees. For more information, visit the palace's website.

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