It was already the afternoon when we finally finished at the Uffizi Gallery and we then crossed the Ponte Vecchio to the south side of the river to head up to the Pitti Palace. On our way there we stopped at a small pizzeria for a quick bite that turned out to be not the greatest pizza ever but it was good enough. From there it was just another two minutes walk uphill to the palace entrance. The Pitti Palace, called the “Palazzo Pitti” in Italian, used to be the home of a Florentine banker named Luca Pitti. In the 1500s the palace was sold to the Medici family who enlarged it and eventually made it their family residence. Because it was a place where people lived, the Pitti Palace’s collection of treasures has a lot of expensive furniture, luxury goods, and chandeliers along with paintings and sculptures. In the back of the Palace are the Boboli Gardens, however they closed for the day before we got to them. We still got to see parts of the gardens through the windows of the palace but I think my parents would have liked them a lot, especially my mom who is an avid gardener. The sun had gone down when we exited the Pitti Palace and we then crossed the river back to the north side and returned to the apartment.