Pitti Palace is one of Florence's largest architectural monuments. It was built on a design of Filippo Brunelleschi, the most important architect in Renaissance times.
The original building was purchased by the Medici and became the principal residence of the grand ducal family. The construction was then widened and altered, with the addition of a sumptuous courtyard and two lateral pavilions, until reaching an architectural completion during the first half of the 19th century.
Today, the Pitti Palace houses several important museums, such as the Palatine Gallery, and the Gallery of Modern Art. Furthermore, behind the palace lie the enchanting Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens, famous also for its fountains and natural caves.