Pitti Palace

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    • Day 8

      Pitti Palace

      May 26, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 88 °F

      This is an huge palace that was the residence of The Medici, Hapsburgs, and even Napoleon over the course of history. I breezed through most of the art because I’m frankly getting tired of it, but it was super cool to be in a real palace where so many rulers have lived. It was a really beautiful place overlooking the gardens where I was yesterday. One of the coolest things was Napoleon’s bathrooms - just funny to think that he actually took baths in there. There was also a live piano concert happening in a beautiful ballroom which was cool to see. They had a nice mix of art from different areas and also an interesting exhibit about Dante and his theories of metaphysics, heaven, and hell.Read more

    • Day 21

      Boboli Gardens

      May 22, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Directly behind Pitti Palace are the marvellous Boboli Gardens. The Medici family established the layout of the gardensand the subsequent Habsburg-Lorraine and Savoy dynasties further developed the layout, extending the boundaries that flank the ancient city walls until Porta Romana. Today the garden is part of the Uffizi Galleries.Read more

    • Day 15

      Pitti Palace, SandwiChic, Shopping

      July 19, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

      This morning began very leisurely as we all had a chance to sleep in. When we finally got ourselves together, we walked over to the Pitti Palace, which houses all sorts of museums. We were most interested in their art collection, or the Palatine Galleries.

      When we walked into the gallery we were stunned by an incredible chandelier! I suppose that was to give us a small taste of the opulence of the palace itself. Every room is lined with Renaissance paintings and all the ceilings are painted with various motifs. Among the pieces we got to see were another Caravaggio, Visari, and a Reubens. The rooms were a bit of a labyrinth with offshoots here and there. Evan and I wandered off on our own for a bit, but then decided to stay put so Brad could find us!

      After the Palatine Galleries, we toured the apartments. They once housed some of the Medici family and then were inhabited by the Grand Duchess. We got to see the furniture and other decorative items from the bedroom and ballroom. In addition, we saw a bathroom that was designed for a visit from Napoleon. Lastly, we did a quick tour of the modern art collection. Brad was hoping to see work by an Italian "futurist" but 10 of the rooms were closed - that's Italy for you! We did, however, get to go down the huge staircase they refinished 10 years ago so that was a bonus!

      It was now past 2 and we needed lunch, so we walked a few blocks to SandwiChic. This place came highly recommended, and it deserves its accolades. The whole place is about the size of a walk in closet. You order at the counter (they have so many sandwiches to choose from) and then we ended up sitting on stools tucked into a corner. Once you had a bite, you didn't mind being totally squished and hot though - they were delicious! I had one with capocolla, smoked buffalo mozzarella and artichoke spread; Brad and Evan got sbriciolona (like a salami), pepper jam, and cheese.

      Completely stuffed, we spent the rest of the afternoon shopping. They have several high end streets with big designer names (Chanel, Gucci, Prada) so only window shopping happened there! Brad bought a cool new watch with an eye in the centre, but then we had to endure Evan making a lot of eye puns afterwards!

      We returned to our apartment to cool down and so I could finish the laundry. Later we will head out for our final meal in Firenze!
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    • Day 4

      Palazzo Pitti

      September 14, 2021 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

      Am Nachmittag war wieder etwas Kultur angesagt und es ging in den Palazzo Pitti wo sehr viele Gemälde und wunderbare Räume anzusehen waren.

    You might also know this place by the following names:

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