Palazzo Pitti’s main floor is the symbol of the city’s most glorious times. In these rooms, art has been closely interwoven with the stories and secrets of three major dynasties: the Medici, Lorraine and Savoia families- for centuries. The Royal Apartments, located between the Yellow Room and the Queen’s Rooms, housed what was known as Ferdinando de’ Medici’s alcove. A strong-tempered, unconventional, libertine and society man, the Grand Duke met with his mistresses in these rooms, amidst very precious works of art. Above the bed, a raised study hidden behind a gilded and carved wooden grate is still visible today. Only one of the many stories worth discovering in these noble rooms.