Vasari Corridor
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The Vasari Corridor is a narrow passage, more than one kilometer long, which links Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti going through the Uffizi Gallery. ...

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This fascinating walk winds along an enchanting itinerary of a mile, crossing through the UNESCO World Heritage area: a mile with the highes...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 31

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The inside story

The Vasari Corridor is a narrow passage, more than one kilometer long, which links Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti going through the Uffizi Gallery. The Vasari Corridor, designed by Giorgio Vasari – architect of the Uffizi – was commissioned by the Grand Duke Cosimo I in 1565, for the wedding of his son Francesco with Giovanna of Austria. This extraordinary aerial pathway was made to allow the Grand Dukes to move safely from their private residence to the government palace. After the completion of the work, the meat market, which took place on the Ponte Vecchio, was moved to prevent bad smells during the passage of the Grand Duke and, in its place, the goldsmith shops which still occupy the famous bridge today, were added.

From the Vasari Corridor you can enjoy a scenic view of the Arno River and the Church of Santa Felicita. As part of the Uffizi Gallery, the corridor houses one of the largest and most important collections in the world of self-portraits and portraits of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The museum path starts from the Uffizi and ends at the Boboli Gardens. Because of the narrowness of the passage, the Vasari Corridor can be visited only by appointment or by booking an exclusive tour covering the visit.

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How to get there

Vasari Corridor Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze Florence
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