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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.

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Vasari Corridor and the History of the Medici Family, Florence, null
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Vasari Corridor and the History of the Medici Family

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 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 $74.15
Florence Combo: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Gallery, Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $142.60
Vasari Corridor Small-Group Tour, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Vasari Corridor Small-Group Tour

The most intimate visit in a small group, unforgettable discovery of the superb collection of Portraits and Self-Portraits of Great Artists, along the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.12
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

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 $131.19
Florence Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Walking Tour, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Florence Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery Walking Tour

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Discover two of Florence’s richest art showcases on this 5.5-hour walking tour of the Vasari Corridor and Pitti Palace's Palatine Gallery. With an expert ...  Read more

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

From USD $96.97
Early Entrance to Accademia Museum with Italian Breakfast and Vasari Corridor Tour, Florence, ... 
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Early Entrance to Accademia Museum with Italian Breakfast and Vasari Corridor Tour

Accademia Gallery Guided Visit Early Access with the “David” and others wonderful masterpieces by Michelangelo followed by the Superb collection of ...  Read more

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

From USD $142.60
Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

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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 $33.08
Private Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

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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 $330.84
Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 $50.20
Private Segway Tour of Florence, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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: Flexible

From USD $36.51

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