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  • Address: Via de' Bardi, 60-red
  • Hours: Wed & Fri at 2pm & 4:30pm and Thurs at 9am & 11:30am
  • Admission: €9.50-15, plus obligatory booking charge (€4) and Uffizi Gallery tkt (€11)

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Vasari Corridor

Built in 1564, the Vasari Corridor was designed to enable the Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici to move between the Pitti Palace where he lived, the Uffizi where he had his offices, and on to the Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of Florentine government since the 13th century. Almost one kilometer (two-thirds of a mile) long, the elevated corridor passes overhead from the Uffizi, across the Arno River over the top of the shops lining the Ponte Vecchio, through the church of Santa Felicita, crossing gardens and houses until it reaches the Palazzo Pitti.

It was built in just five months, making it a major feat of both architecture and civic power – and paranoia: the Grand Duke no longer wanted to mingle with his people and risk being abused or possibly knifed. He also disliked the smells emanating from the butchers’ shops along the Ponte Vecchio and had them all replaced with the less offensive goldsmiths, which to this day still line the bridge.

The Vasari Corridor is lined with self-portraits by artists, nearly 1,000 paintings in all, dating from the 16th century and still being added to today. Access to the corridor is only by guided tour.

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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour, Florence, null
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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 537 Reviews

With limited time in Florence, avoid the crowds and take a walking tour through the Uffizi Gallery before gaining exclusive private access to a collection of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Standard Tour: 3 hours 

Upgrade Tour: 4 hours

From USD $100.37
VIP Experience: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour Including Terrace Breakfast, ... 
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VIP Experience: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour Including Terrace Breakfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 109 Reviews

Avoid the tourist crowds of Florence with skip-the-line entry to the Uffizi Gallery, and enjoy complimentary breakfast on the terrace! Your 4-hour VIP ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.49
Vasari Corridor and the History of the Medici Family, Florence, Viator VIP Tours
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Vasari Corridor and the History of the Medici Family

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Small group tour of the Vasari Corridor with the option of also visiting the Uffizi Gallery in the early morning in the company of your expert guide presenting ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.67
Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Accademia Gallery Tour, Florence, ... 
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Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Accademia Gallery Tour

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Feast your eyes on Renaissance masterpiece after Renaissance masterpiece on this full-day combo tour of three of Florence’s art galleries. Skip the lines ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.70
Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery, Florence, ... 
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Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

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Combine a walking tour of Renaissance-era Florence with a skip-the-line tour of the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’ Accademia)! With a local guide, stroll ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.03
Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Florence Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Tour, Florence, Walking ... 
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Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Florence Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Tour

Sail past the main lines at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery and visit the Vasari Corridor on this private 3-hour tour. With your private guide, enter the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.89
Skip the Line: Florence Vasari Corridor with Optional Boboli Gardens Ticket, Florence, Private ... 
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Skip the Line: Florence Vasari Corridor with Optional Boboli Gardens Ticket

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Explore Florence’s semi-secret Vasari Corridor and Boboli Gardens on this skip-the-line combo. Get priority access to the Vasari Corridor and enjoy a guided ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.31
Florence Medici Tour: Uffizi, Vasari Corridor and Palazzo Vecchio Walking Tour, Florence, Cultural ... 
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Florence Medici Tour: Uffizi, Vasari Corridor and Palazzo Vecchio Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the power, palaces and arts patronage of Florence’s medieval Medici rulers on this Uffizi, Vasari Corridor and Palazzo Vecchio walking tour. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.98
Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery ... 
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Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Tour

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Breeze into three of Florence’s greatest art museums on this full-day combo tour. Ideal if you’re short on time but still want to do justice to ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.98
Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

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Turn your vacation snaps into masterpieces on this 3-hour private photography walking tour of Florence. With a professional photographer guide, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.59

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