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Florence handicapped Pitti Palace wheelchair accessible tours, is a vast mainly Renaissance palace in Florence. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio.
The core of the present palazzo dates from 1458 and was originally the town residence of Luca Pitti, an ambitious Florentine banker.
It was bought by the Medici family in 1539 and later became the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, becoming a great treasure house as various generations amassed paintings, plate, jewelery and luxurious possessions.
In the late 18th century the palazzo was used as a power base by Napoleon, and later served for a brief period as the principal royal palace of the newly-united Italy.
Together with its contents, it was given to the Italian people by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1919, and its doors were subsequently opened to the public as one of Florence's largest art galleries.
Florence handicapped Pitti Palace wheelchair accessible tours the principal block, often in a building of this design known as the corps de logis, is 32,000 square metres.
It is divided into several principal galleries or museums tours as follow: Palatine Gallery, Royal Appartments, Gallery Of Modern Art, Silver Museum, Porcelain Museum, Costume Gallery and Carragies Museum.
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