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Our tour guide was outstanding. She is a PhD in art history and took us though renaissance art and the accompanying history of the region as seen through the Uffizi gallery collection. The Vasari Corridor was great since there were no crowds only our group and our guide sent us though the local history with stories of the many portraits in the gallery. Best art museum tour I have ever been on!
Excellent tour !!
We had access to one of the most secret place in Florence. The Vasari corridor which connect two palaces.
We have learnt a lot from our guide Lucia B who really knew the subject and could give an answer to our questions. She really made our day.
Absolutely fabulous - would definitely recommend. In the Uffizi the guide focussed on only a small number of items but as a result you were able to appreciate and learn a lot more than just wandering around and trying to take in everything all at once. The groups were small only 4 for accademia and tour guides very knowledgable and engaging. It was a priviledge to visit the Vasari Corridor. And yes, beating the queues is a very significant benefit!
Brilliant. This was so informative and interesting. I feel so lucky to be one of the few that has the opportunity to visit the Vasari Corridor. Our guides were fantastic. Doing this tour has really helped me start to put together the pieces of the history of this truly wonderful city. I loved it and if you get a chance, do it! Definitely once in a lifetime experience.
What was the guide's name? Veronica? Allisandra?
I only know she was excellent - providing a highlighted sense of the Uffizi while bringing the Corridor to life. I wasn't yet in tourist mode so didn't think until it was over that she should have been tipped. Sometimes we're a slave to our culture... If you're reading this, I apologise.
I'd read my Vasari before the holiday, but it's not enough: the Uffizi is like the Louvre - if you like art you could spend months in there. When I return to Florence I'm certainly going to look for a longer, specific tour.
Paradoxically, the combined tour is too much and not enough. I felt 'art-bombed' even as we were moved steadily on past artworks that I could almost name, towards something equally familiar.
My only regret is that by taking the tour, I didn't get a chance to visit the Uffizi Bookshop...and the rooftop cafe. If the tour allowed a gelato-break, I would certainly demand 6 stars!
I've heard that the Corridor might be changing - at least the content might as it's not properly climate controlled. As the paintings are a unique collection of artists portraits, I fully recommend a visit before it's turned into a 'sculpture tour'.
Mind you, it's not as though Florentine Sculpture is actually bad. Kind of jaw dropping actually.
Expensive? Yes. And worth every Euro.
Uffizi Gallery was fantastic! Plus, once in a lifetime walk on the Vasari Corridor with marvelous paintings.
My husband and I had a great experience during our Vasari Corridor tour! We were the youngest in the group as normal but the tour guides made all ages feel included and interested. The artwork in the passage is amazing not to mention the stories behind the building of the corridor. If you're in Florence, don't miss the chance to walk where few get to walk.
Terrific tour with our very knowledgeable guide Sara, who is a professor in art history. She escorted us through key works and rooms and works in the Uffizi and then into the Vasari Corridor. While the whole concept of the corridor and being able to walk it is a treat in itself, so too are many of the artworks including the huge collection of artist self portraits. These span centuries including some more modern ones by Marc Chagall, Joseph Beuys and Robert Rauchenberg. This tour was one of the best things we did in Florence.
Our tour guide, Mario was absolutely contagious with excitement and knowledge about the arts and how we can appreciate it more. The vasari Corridor was somehting exceptional and much expertience. The crowds at Ufizi are overwhelming and to have access to the Corridor, behind the closed doors is a great escape.
Frederica was so knowledgable on art, history and architecture. We visited the Piazza first and the the Uffuzi gallery. She gave us a highlight tour but with great detail. This was a great way to do such a large gallery. We stopped for a light breakfast tea and croissant where we got to know each other better. Then to the Vasari corridor too see how the Medici's traveled from the Pitti palace to the city offices. She talked about art, politics, history, and family trees, and many other things. We learned so much and felt lucky to get into such a unique space.
Wonderful experience with a small group. The Vasari Corridor is not widely known which is a plus for visitors. Excellent guide using headphones so that we could look and listen. Along the walls are the most wonderful self-portraits of all the well-known artists from earlier times to modern. Wonderful views from all the windows along the way with plenty of time to photograph, not at all hurried.
Our guide Katerina was knowledgeable and engaging and we truly enjoyed our tour. The Vasari Corridor was a true privilege to see! I highly recommend this tour!
Brilliant tour of the Gallery and the Vasari Corridor. Not to be missed if you are in Florence.
We had a wonderful time at the Uffizi Gallery. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. The Vasari corridor makes this tour even more special! Highly recommended for art lovers.
Fantastic experience well worth the time and money. Our guide, Mario Gesu was superb He was articulate, entertaining and engaging for the entire 4 hours of the tour including breakfast at the gallery - he really brought the tour to life in a well paced and balanced manner. Our group ranged from 9 yrs to 80 years old and we never felt rushed or hurried. Getting in to the Uffizi Gallery as it opened and then a veritable private tour of the Vasari Corridor and it's beautiful art collection and views were a wonderful treat.
I loved this tour. We were expertly guided through many of the major works by the lovely Federica. The Botticelli room was and absolute highlight for me and the privacy of the Vasari Corridor was a very special experience. It was nice to escape the crowds in the main parts of the Uffizi Gallery.
While just seeing the Vasari Corridor rates as five stars, your guide Caterina, made it a truly unforgettable experience. She was extremely knowledgeable, very funny and engaging. My group loved her and wish she could be our guide all over Italy!
Worth every penny. The tour guides are very informed and entertaining. The Vasari Corridor makes your whole trip to Florence worth all the expense alone.
We had a guide who managed to get our group in straight away. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining! We particularly enjoyed the Vasari corridor.
This was one of the very best tours my wife and I have ever taken. The Vasari Corridor Walking Tour and Pitti Palace tour with Florence Pass and Roberta were exceptional. We were one of two couples on the Pitti Palace Tour and were spoiled. Wow, what a big difference a small group makes. Even I learned things! You can hear the guide, ask questions and literally stand right next to them as they describe the art work. Thank you so much Florence Pass and Viator for making this all come together. Richard
Tours can be made or broken by the guide and this one was led by Maurizio of Florence Pass tours and he was great! Funny, knowledgeable, obviously passionate and proud with a real love for the city, it's history, it's art and it's people. The private tour of the Vasari Corridor was not to be missed and I got the feeling he would have stayed there much longer if we could. It was also a small group of 8-10 which made it very personal. Awesome and inspiring! I came away wanting to read the biographies and histories of many of the artists because of his engaging and charming portrayal of the art we were witnessing. Book it and you won't be disappointed.
Wonderfull tour and superb guide Giulia. This is my third visit to Firenze and first tour with the local tour operator. It was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour for the knowledge imparted and experience of seeing the fantastic Uffizi and wonderful Vasari corridor.
My first Group tour and it was totally fantastic!
The guide was charming and very knowledgeable about art history
Vasari Corridor itself was well worth visiting and a group is the only way to do so
Easy walk and very reasonably priced
Viator makes everything easy, directions are precise and easy to follow
The Uffizi is excellent and the Vasari Corridor is very special. Have your coffee before the tour, breakfast is nothing special croissant and capuchino but the rest is excellent. Combine this tour with the Academia tour.
the ufizzi docent roberta is very knowledgeable about the gallery, paintings, and history of medici. she's very professional and has the ability to waltz us right into the gallery while a long line of people waiting. the afternoon vasari corridor and accadeia gallery tour was led by maurizio. he's a florentine and is very proud of the city and its history. he knows his michelangelo by heart. also, with him you can also waltz into accademia without waiting like all the single ticket holders.
if you love art and history, not content to just take a quick photo of david and birth of venus, do this tour with this company, florence pass!!! Highly recommend!
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