- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
A great view of Palazzo Pitti from where the museum is.
NileGuide Expert tip:
A visit to this museum will show off the importance of porcelain back in the Medici era.
Museo delle Porcellane holds the most beautiful porcelain of Europe. It was bought by Pietro Leopoldo and Ferdinand III: this collection was enriched by the arrival of other porcelain from the historical palaces of Parma, Piacenza and Sala Baganza. The Museum is located in the 18th century building called the Palazzina del Cavaliere at the top of the
Boboli Gardens. Although its opening date back only to 1973, the porcelain collection is very old, with pieces given away by the Grand Dukes and other European rulers. The heart of the collection was largely led by the Savoy family in the Pitti Palace unifying the collections of some rules, taken from the fact after Italy was unified. In particular, this collection owes much to the collections of the Palazzo Ducale in Parma. In this pavilion, the Accademici del Cimento gathered and Gian Gastone de Medici took French lessons.
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