Mario and this tour were amazing!! The walk alone is worth every penny, however Mario was passionate, knowledgeable, and very captivating. He taught us more in 90 minutes about Italy, history and art than I could ever imagine. I strongly recommend this tour and MARIO!!
This tour was exceptionally interesting and our guide Eleanora was so knowledgable. Definitely recommend it.
Our tour guide Vanessa was truly amazing and made the tour really great!! We loved the artwork chosen for the highlights in the Uffizi and the Vasari Corridor was extremely interesting. Thank you for a great tour - we really enjoyed it!
We had a great tour and of course it was fun to experience the Vasari corridor.
This was a very special event for us. I recommend this tour. Skip the que was a real plus. Thoroughly enjoyed the Vasari corridor knowing we were walking in the footsteps of the Medici's. The guide really gave a thorough recount of the history.
This tour was pretty great. The tour guide spent time learning everyone's name and it helped to keep people engaged while we learned the differences between Renaissance and Baroque art - we were almost experts by the end! We saw all of the main art works and the Corridor tour just made you feel special because it's so exclusive.
Mario, the guide, was amazing. It is worth going through the Vasari Corridor. Worth every penny. Great and definitely unique experience for the whole family.
We aren't normally "tour" type of people but the opportunity to view the Vasari corridor was a rare one. Vanessa was fabulous; she really drew us in with her energy and the knowledge that she shared was top notch.
This was a great tour to go on. The crowds in the Uffizi (August 2014) were suffocating. So the first part of the tour was in the Uffizi but we still had to fight the crowds to see some of the main works of art. The second half was the Vasari Corridor. It was a relief to get out of the crowds. The Corridor itself is lined with paintings sent in by the 'who's who" in the days of the Medici's. Very interesting to hear the various history of some of the paintings as well as the purpose of the Vasari Corridor. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. I have found that we learned so much more by using a guide versus just walking through ourselves.
This is not the tour to just see the famous artworks at the Uffizi but the tour to quickly understand the progress of art development and history from renaissance and baroque to neoclassical and realism art. As Mario our english enthusiastic guide stated "is this natural or not?" The Vasari is the largest protrait gallery in the world and so quiet and peaceful after the crowds inside the Uffizi galleries. Enjoy ed by all the family.
Great to know the history behind the art, the Vasari Corridor is especially good!
Wish the tour in the Uffizi Gallery part was longer.
Brilliant tour guide. Engaging, knowledgable, and enthusiastic - a joy to be with in such a special place.
Of all the tours we took during our 3 weeks in Europe, this one was the best by far! Mario is passionate about art history and made the past come to life through the paintings. We were so glad that we had started our tour of Europe in Florence because after this tour we understood the background and history so much better. It really made our whole vacation more meaningful. He is such an inspiration!
Our guide Mario was amazing! We are a family of 5 with 3 sons aged 17 - 22 and we learned a great deal without being overwhelmed with information. This was one of our best tours on a month long tour of Paris. Zurich. Venice, Barcelona, Florence and Rome! Fantastic!!
Really great tour. Our guide Mario helped us understand the art in the Uffizi much better than we ever
would have done with our limited knowledge, whilst keeping the whole group captivated and involved.
The Vassari corridor was a must see experience, the passageway, the views from it and the art on display
The tour guide for the Uffizi was clear and concise. We learned much more than we had on previous tours. We had been to the Vasari before (our friends had not) and again, we learned more than before. It was also very nice to have the listening devices because the group was large and there were several children who were distracting. My only recommendation would be to have the tour guide give a little talk ahead of time so that the rules of the Corridor are clear to everyone. There were no rules given and the security people spent a lot of time chastising people.
Our tour guide Elisa was extremely professional and knew many stories that brought the art we were touring to life. Would recommend this tour for a really inside look at the private world of the Vasari corridor. Great photos too.
Viator uses a local tour operator for this tour and i am very happy about that. Our tour guide Aniko was simply incredible and made a point to talk about only the most interesting of details as we walked around. The combined Uffizi and Vasari Corridor tour is a must do.
The tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide, Mario Gesu, was incredible!!! Mario’s passion for the arts was contagious. The entire tour was a class in Medieval, Renaissance, Post Renaissance and Reformation paintings. We never had a tour guide like Mario, he makes us involved in the paintings, and make us understand them. The best tour guide we had ever. The tour was magical and we did not want the tour to end. I will recommend him to my friends. Stella and Karel H. - Lima - Perú.
A very interesting look at a tourist site that is different..
Being a small tour group makes this event..like a trip back in time.
For a while you may even allow yourself to be a Medici!
Elaine and Harris