I am insanely excited that the UK government has updated the travel rules and made international travel not illegal. There are still very few laces you can go without a massive quarantine and numerous COVID tests are required but not illegal – I’ll take it. That said, I have no trips planned until our wedding at the end of October but I am hoping once the green list of countries expand at the end of May and I can pick somewhere fun to go!
And while I am wishing about travel I realized It has been a little while since I have shared with you a snippet of our Italy Roadtrip. Today I am excited to come back with a feature on one of my favorite places in Florence – the Pitti Palace! You may recall seeing a bit about this in my Best of Florence post but it is gorgeous and deserves a full post especially with the Boboli Gardens.
On a particularly raining day we toured the Palatine Gallery though sadly the Royal Apartments were shut. This palace is famous for it’s 17th Century Italian Art and see some of the masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, and Titian. If you are planning on visiting do not miss one of the most gorgeous rooms, the Jupiter Room with frescoes and stucco work by Pietro da Cortona.
Once you are finished with the galleries, which arguably could take hours, make sure you also have a ticket to the stunning Boboli Gardens. The Medici family who built the palace designed them and essentially founded the Italian garden style. It is not just flowers and trees though, there are beautiful statues, gorgeous fountains, and unique grottos throughout the grounds. It started raining quite heavily during our garden visit so I do not have as many photos as I would have liked but hopefully you can still get a sense:
Have you ever been to the Pitti Palace?