1. Florence: Palatina Gallery and Pitti Tour
Go on a guided tour through the Palatine Gallery, the opulent Renaissance palace that served as the Medici family's main residence after it was built during the 15th century. Marvel at the incredible collection of artworks arrayed in the style typical of private collections surrounded by rich decor and ornate original frames. Accompany your local guide through the gallery and admire dozens of Renaissance paintings, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, and many other Italian and European painters from the 15th- to 17th- century. Explore the Planetary Rooms, which were designed by the great Baroque painter Pietro da Cortona to provide a stunning backdrop of frescoes and stucco to the paintings in the Medici collection. Finally, visit the royal apartments once inhabited by the King of Italy. After you 1.5-hour tour, enjoy free time to return to any rooms or paintings you want to take a closer look at. This is the ideal tour for art and history lovers alike, made all the better by your knowledgeable tour guide and coveted skip-the-line access.