The Vasari Corridor is a raised bridge about 1 kilometer in length, built by the Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1564 and designed by Giorgio Vasari.
To date, the Vasari Corridor has lost its original purpose - to serve as an internal and secret passage between two buildings - and has become a Museum. It is a fairly narrow passage which has its entrance at the beginning of the second corridor of the Uffizi Gallery, extending along the Arno, over the Ponte Vecchio up to Palazzo Pitti. Once the family residence of the Medici, today the Corridor hosts a part of the seventeenth and eighteenth Uffizi paintings collection and that of famous Artists self-portraits.
Discover the secrets that lie behind its construction and feel part of the Medici family walking through one of the most precious hidden treasures of Florence.
The idea of an elevated walkway was absolutely innovative for its times. From the corridor one can enjoy a scenic view of the Arno River and the Church of Santa Felicita. From the hallway, one can see the Church interiors exactly as the Medici saw them when attending functions; in fact, along one wall there is a window that overlooks what once was the private box of the family.
Customers interested in this tour will have the opportunity together with their dedicated tour guide to discover the famous collection of self-portraits, unique in the world for the quality and number of works presented, the result of the passion for the art of the last Medici.
- Tickets Included
- Visit of the Corridoio Vasariano and Uffizi
- Private tour for small groups
- Departure from an agreed meeting point or from your hotel
- Professional guide
- Return to an agreed meeting point or to your hotel
- Languages: Italian + English, French and Spanish on request