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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)
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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 466 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 $95.02

Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Accademia Gallery Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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 at ...  Read more

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

From USD $144.21

VIP Experience: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour Including Terrace Breakfast

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 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 $139.74

Skip the Line: Boboli Gardens with Vasari Corridor Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

See the Vasari Corridor and Boboli Gardens in one afternoon in Florence! Following in the footsteps of 15th-century aristocrats, walk through the Vasari ...  Read more

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

From USD $72.67

Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 Reviews

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 $61.49

Florence Medici Tour: Palazzo Vecchio and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour with Optional Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3.5 or 5.5 hours depending on option selected


From USD $95.02

Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 Florentine art, ...  Read more

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

From USD $144.21

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 4-hour tour. With your private guide, enter the ...  Read more

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

From USD $156.51

Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

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 $83.84

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