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This is somewhat rare in Florence as the emphasis is on the clothes between 1960 and 1990 though there is a small part with some items of clothing from the Medici era. What is fully amazing is the backdrop in every room. Treasures of the...More
From my understanding this is a museum in which the exhibits rotate with some frequency. I was so excited to view some 17th, 18th, and 19th century clothing but was instead met with 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. You could find similar items hanging on...More
I was looking forward to seeing this but it's a waste of time. A couple of dozen haute couture dresses from the latter 20th century. I was hoping for historical insights into dress in the past centuries. Couldn't be more of a let down.
We visited the Galleria del Costume for the first time this August. The collection had been laid out to explore a specific theme by room. One was a pun on the fleeting nature of fashion seen through the unstoppable decay of the fabric in the...More
This is one of the museums in the Pitti Palace and looks at costumes over time by famous Italian designers but mostly from the 20th century. Of particular interest were the remains of clothing recovered from the graves of Cosimo and his wife which have...More
I expected to see several centuries of Italian clothing, but the exhibit has almost exclusively 20th century pieces. They did have 16th century funeral clothing worn by Cosimo 1, his wife Eleanor of Toledo, and their son. It was the most interesting part of the...More
We went expecting to see a full on museum about the evolution of fashion, to find it was more of influential women in the Italian culture and their contribution to Fashion. To go and see the museum on its on i wouldn't say its worth...More
It's a nice space, but the exhibition is very modest. Several items are indeed exquisite and I am sure there's much more that may be offered here, but all in all I felt like I got the tip of the iceberg and I was not...More
I found this collection quite interesting especially the clothing that had been recovered and restored from the graves of Cosimo 1 and his wife. The collection is primarily composed of 20th century dresses designed by notable Italian designers b.ut is quite fascinating and well displayed
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.