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This tour was wonderful! Our guide, Eleanora, was amazing - informative, enthususiatic, insightful and charming, too! We saw so many amazing and memorable sights and hear such details about the art, the Medicis, and the mysterious Ito us) Corridor. I would highly recommend this tour!
If you really, really want to visit the Vasari Corridor - this is the tour I can highly recommend!
The tour included a bit of sightseeing and explanations around the Piazza Signoria - so we were able to understand Florence (and Italy) in historic times.
As well, a brief tour of some of the highlights at the Uffizi (no waiting in line - we entered through a side entrance into the building) was included.
The Vasari Corridor, basically, is another section of an art gallery with very nice paintings of all ages.
However, for me it was just magical to walk in the footsteps of the Medici along the Vasari Corridor while the "common folk" was strolling underneath us in the streets.
We had a knowledgeable guide, and had additional guides in the Vasari Corridor - they were to make sure that no one took pictures in the corridor, but just through the windows to the outside...that was a little strange at first, but understandable.
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The Vasari Corridor was a true highlight for me on our visit to Florence!
I even would do it again!
Our tour guide Eleni made this a GREAT tour. She was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and it rubbed off on us. Getting to see the corridor was the gem int the jewelry- what a place!
It was amazing to be in the Uffizi Gallery only win a a few other people. The tour is really worth it. We were a very small group with a fantastic and very knowledgeable guide, Michele Colloca. I strongly recommend the tour to art lovers.
This is a wonderful tour. It was well planned and worth the time. Our guide was a highly informed and charming young lady who was a Florence native. The chance to glance into this part of the Medici family's history is truly unique.
This was an excellent tour led by our tour guide, Vanessa. The gallery was a delight, particularly for the precious Piero della Francesca. Her authoritative discussions were most interesting. After reading Dan Brown's Inferno, this was also a dream come true. The corridor is not what you imagine it to be. Most enjoyable were the countless self-portraits by various world-renowned artists. And for Americans, my favorite John Singer Sargent was hung right beside that of William Merritt Chase! Another thrill was walking inside the top part of the Ponte Vecchio bridge; those walking below had no inkling we were right above. Thank you Viator!
Fabulous tour with an extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic guide! Small group and very we'll worth the price of the tour!
fascinating and fun. A great way to see the best of the Uffizi and experience the secrets and wonders of the Corridor. Great tour guide too....She was fantastic.
our guide was knowledgeable and very helpful when I had to leave the group toward the end of the tour.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Florence. thank you for making our trip so meaningful.
Very enthusiastic guide who obviously enjoys her job and is passionate about art. it felt like a real privilidge to walk the Vasari Corridor with the world below.
This was the best tour I have ever had! Our tour guide was SOOOOO enthusiastic about the art. I learned so much from him. I would really recommend this trip. AWESOME!!!
Amazing!!!, Just came back from Florence and one on the highlights of our Vacation was this tour, when the tour guide described the art and the history she was very knowledgeable and passionate about it. the Uffizi is always busy and sometimes is challenging to go through the building, but when you enter the Vasari Corridor in this private tour it feels great to scape the crowns.
It was even better than I'd hoped, because Mario was such an engaging and committed guide to the art within the Uffizi. I'm a lifelong art student, and he brought ideas to me that were new. The Vasari Corridor was very interesting, full of great artists' self-portraits, many of them just superb. As it happened that day, the tour did not end at the Pitti, but returned us to the Uffuzi, where I personally spent another 2 to 3 hours. It was a thrill to enter this very private territory and think about Medicis passing through it every day.
An extremely interesting and worthwhile experience that had been recommended by a friend. There is no other way of visiting the Vasari Corridor, and this small group was ideal. The very pleasant tour guide was extremely well informed and kept the whole process moving along and never dragging. The only comment to improve things that we would like to suggest is that the head sets have an ear piece for both ears, not just one. The noise from other visitors and other groups in the gallery itself is very distracting, and those with even a slight hearing problem had difficulties. A double earpiece would cut out much of this distracting noise greatly. We had the 2 ear piece system in the Viator tour we took in Venice a few days earlier to visit the parts of the Doge's Palace not generally open to the public, which included the Casanova gaol cell, amongst other attractions. This too was an excellent tour. We would highly recommend both these tours, and will look for other Viator special interest tours again on future trips.
Great tour. I had always wanted to visit the Vasari Corridor and this tour really fulfilled my dream in many ways. In the early part of the visit the guide took us on a short tour through the history of art in Florence through the Renaissance. In each room we passed through in the Uffizi she would point out one or two painting and explain their significance to the development of art, e.g., illusions related to perspective and depth. Our guide was an art history major and had lots of interesting details and stories about the history of Florence and art.. I loved it when the guard from the Uffizi opened up the double door to the corridor and we decended down the staircase feeling like Alice in Wonderful going into the rabbit hole to visit a whole new world. The smaller group setting was ideal for me as I was able to ask the guide a few questions and learn a little more than I would have in another type of group. The views of the streets, bridges and Arno River from the corridor were amazing. The portrait gallery was probably my favorite area in the corridor presenting us with glimpses of what the different artists looked like (whose work we'd previously seen). Thanks again for a wonderful time. I can't wait to visit again!
Die Tour war insgesamt sehr schön. Wir waren in einer kleinen Gruppe (5 Personen) unterwegs, was es deutlich entspannter machte, unserer Gruppenleiterin Elisa Lotti zu zuhören. Die Kunst in den Uffizien ist überwältigend!
Der Vasari Korridor war weniger spektakulär. Einfach ein sehr, sehr langer Gang, der teilweise über der Ponte Vecchio liegt. Ist jetzt nicht ein unbedingtes MUST.
Alles in allem eine interessante und lehrreiche Führung.
Danke noch mal an Elisa!!!
Fantastic tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging, fun and spoke great English. She brought interest and focus to the art which never allowed the 4 hours to drag or become tiresome. Of course the gallery and corridor had a lot to do with it! Although I was 5 days in Firenze, this tour was the only time I had to see the sites. I left the city feeling like I want to see so much more but at I saw the best parts in a efficient way. Thanks!!
Amazing tour with an amazing guide. She knows so much about the place and really made art come to life! The corridor itself is a little disappointing but again the tour guide made it very interesting. Had a great time totally enjoyed it, a must do in Florence!
This is a pretty incredible experience -- in that we ended up with a very private tour for just the two of us. We met Jessica at 8 AM, and she dove in right away with lots of Florentine history. She then walked us through the Uffizi and gave us a great understanding of the evolution of painting from the start of the middle ages through the height of the Renaissance. Breakfast had a lovely setting out on the terrace, but it was small and simple (a croissant and coffee). We then found the private guard and walked the distance of the Vasari Corridor for about an hour. There are 6,000 people a day who go to the Uffizi Gallery and that day there were just the two of us walking the corridor at 11 AM. Pretty amazing
This was a wonderful tour. Even for a non-art buff it was a great informative time. The guide was Italian and spoke English very well and made the whole time, though long on the feet, a great lesson on art and involved us in recognizing key features of the art periods by first teaching and then having us compare pieces by the different artists and determining the period by the styles and character of the paintings.
Our tour guide, Vanessa, was extremely knowledgeable about all the art and the raison d'être of the Vasari corridor. It was amazing to be the only group (about 14 people) in the corridor. Such an interesting experience. Well worth the visit
The guide was excellent and the tour through the Vasari Cooridor was great
What a great opportunity to see something few people even know about....the Vasari Corridor. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient. It was fascinating!