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Top 10 Florence and Tuscany by Alexandra Lawrence, Reid Bramblett

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Pitti Palace, Florence

This one-time residence of the Medici family is a treasure trove: there are royal apartments, galleries of modern art, costume, silverware and porcelain. But above all, there is the Galleria Palatina, frescoed by Pietro da Cortona, and second only to the Uffizi. It contains one of the world’s best collections of Raphaels and Titians. The paintings are still hung 19th-century style, when “Does that Tintoretto match the room’s decor?” or “Let’s put all the round ones together” mattered more than any didactic arrangement.

prac_infoPiazza de’ Pitti

Galleria Palatina and Appartamenti Reali • 055 294 883 • open 8:15am–6:50pm Tue–Sun ...

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