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  • Address: Via de' Bardi, 60-red, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy
  • 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.

Tours & Tickets

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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour, Florence, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Be entertained by Florence's top tour guides as history is brought to life on this marvellous city tour. In a small group, be led through the charming streets ...  Read more

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

From USD $31.71
Private Segway Tour of Florence, Florence, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Segway Tour of Florence

A fast way to have fun and discover the best of Florence, choose this private segway tour with a professional guide.

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

From USD $34.99
Private Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce, Florence, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

A licensed expert guide will lead you on a fascinating private guided walking tour through the streets and piazzas of Florence. A tailored tour that will trace ...  Read more

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

From USD $317.14
Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence

This private electric bike tour is the best way to discover Florence and its green hills without get tired and enjoying the best panorama!

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

From USD $58.32
Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto

4 star rating: Recommended 120 Reviews

Cruise along the Arno River and under the incredible Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s famous bridge, on a barchetto, a small traditional boat! Florence’s answer to ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.65
Renaissance Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

See the great Renaissance treasures of Florence on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, visit the Piazza della Signoria to gaze at the Palazzo ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.34
Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Renaissance Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery plus Chianti ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Florence Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Renaissance Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery plus Chianti Wine Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Follow a morning of Renaissance art, sights and history with an afternoon in Chianti, spent sipping on fine wine and discovering Tuscan villages! After ...  Read more

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

From USD $141.73
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