September 30, 2014, 11:36 AM
Pictures not allowed at Galleria Palatina
for the moment it seems that you can't take pictures inside the Galleria Palatina, except for professional photos and videos - an official authorization is necessarily required. Have a look at the official website where you may find all the relative info and any eventual contact detail:
"Permits: In the Museum it is not permitted to take photos or shoot videos. In special cases, authorisation may be granted by the management. For permission for professional photos or videos, apply to the Authorisation Office."
September 30, 2014, 04:39 PM
I was actually thinking about that.... because officially the Polo Museale has yet to publish anything about it allowing pics to be taken at the Uffizi or Accademia, and they are allowed now. What we have published on here so far has been what we have seen from personal experience and I have not been to the Palatina since they started allowing pics at the other museums. So I am not 100% sure how to reply but since I am planning to go back and visit all of the museums over the next 2 months, I'll likely have an answer for you Joao before you come in December!
October 2, 2014, 03:06 PM
Dear Lourdes and Chiara.
Here is the answer I received this morning from the Polo Museale about this question.
in the Palatina gallery, as in all the state museums, is now possible to take picture.
If you want to take pictures to publish them you have to ask for the soprintendenza authorization
October 2, 2014, 06:55 PM
It's great to have written confirmation! thank you for asking and sharing this info with all of us
October 2, 2014, 08:53 PM
Thank YOU guys for such amazing support.
Now I want your opinions, as long as I will have to make choices...hehe
Between Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti- Galleria Palatina, I have chosen for the Pitti. Now I will have to choose between Cappelle Medicee and Cappella Brancacci. I know, I know, they have nothing to do with each other, but I will have to chose between them. What is the "unmissable" one? I have some inclination for the Brancacci, but I want your opinions.
Grazie mille ancora.
October 3, 2014, 11:20 AM
Glad to be of help!
That's a hard one too - I think you'll have to decide between painting (frescoes in Brancacci) and sculpture/architecture (the Chapels main thing to see are the funereal marble monuments by Michelangelo and the beautiful stone inlays in the Chapel of the Princes). So depending on your main interest, I'd choose that way.
October 7, 2014, 12:08 PM
If you had to make the decision to visit one of them again, what would you prefer?
October 7, 2014, 05:03 PM
Both are very worthwhile. In my opinion neither is better than the other. It might be worth considering what else you plan to do that same day, so you could go to the one that is most convenient. Another angle to consider is that one is more centrally located, while the other is in the Oltarno area, which would allow you to see the less congested, less-touristy side of the river. You will be a winner with either choice!
October 7, 2014, 06:03 PM
In that day the plans are Galleria dell'Accademia (9:00am) and Galleria Palatina (afternoon)... I really don't know where to go...hehehe
October 9, 2014, 05:01 PM
Medici Chapel is fairly close to Accademia. Brancacci Chapel (inside Church of Santa Maria del Carmine) is somewhat close to Pitti Palace. I suppose I would make the visit to Brancacci Chapel, because it is less visited and less crowded. You can walk along quiet streets between Pitti Palace and the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine and see lots of small shops in which various artisans are at work. It's a part of Florence that is off the beaten track and not seen by as many tourists. Enjoy!