Porcelain Museum within the Boboli Gardens, Florence
Porcelain Museum within the Boboli Gardens | photo by Giovani Racca via Flickr

Porcelain Museum (Pitti Palace)


The Porcelain Museum in Florence (Museo delle Porcellane) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. It houses the porcelain that was collected and used by the nobility of Florence, starting from the period of the Medici family to the unification of Italy.

The collection includes over two thousand items by European manufacturers like Capodimonte from Naples, Carlo Ginori from Sesto Fiorentino, Sèvres and Vincennes from Paris, and Meissen from Dresden. Many items were gifts from European monarchs, while other items were specially commissioned.

The museum is located inside the 18th century Palazzina del Cavaliere, on one of the highest points of the Boboli Gardens. It opened its doors to the public in 1973, and has since become an internationally acclaimed institution in the field of ceramics.

Practical Information

Piazza de Pitti 1, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2388709
Opening Times

In January, February, November and December the Porcelain Museum closes at 16:15. In June, July and August the the Porcelain Museum closes at 18:30. Closed every first and last Monday of the month.

Monday 08:15 - 18:15
Tuesday 08:15 - 18:15
Wednesday 08:15 - 18:15
Thursday 08:15 - 18:15
Friday 08:15 - 18:15
Saturday 08:15 - 18:15
Sunday 08:15 - 18:15

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on first and last Monday of the month, 1 January, 1 May, 24, 25 December

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