Combo: 'From Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi'

Combo: 'From Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi'

Available for the first time - a single ticket to visit the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi, passing through the first part of the Vasari Corridor.

One ticket, two of the most important museums in Florence!

Visit two of Florence’s iconic destinations - the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery - with one easy ticket!

For the first time, these two museums are available on one ticket - and you’ll pass from one to the other through the famed aerial corridor that connects the two buildings on Via della Ninna. It is the first section of the Vasari Corridor, realized by the architect Giorgio Vasari in 1565 on commission from Cosimo I de' Medici. Cosimo wanted his family to be able to move without danger from the governmental palace to their residence at Palazzo Pitti.

This ticket is being launched for a first trial period from July 5, 2017, to January 14, 2018.

The combo ticket gives you access to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio (excluding the excavations of the Roman theatre, the Ronda walk and the tower) and the Uffizi Gallery (statues and paintings galleries included, as well as temporary exhibitions).

IMPORTANT - please note: Your voucher will display the reserved time to access the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, as well as the time to enter the passage. At this time, you must go to the entrance of the passage located in the green room of the apartment of Eleonora, on the second floor of the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio. Failure to comply with this timetable will result in the loss of the right of access to the Uffizi Gallery.

 

How it works:

  • 1) Pick your ticket up at the Uffizi by showing the voucher (which you will receive from us when you book this combo) at cashier number 3 of the Uffizi Gallery. Make sure you do it from one hour to 15 minutes before the time reserved to access Palazzo Vecchio.
  • 2) Head to the entrance of the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and leave bags and umbrellas at the wardrobe located on the ground floor of the museum. At the exit from the Uffizi Gallery you will need to go back to the wardrobe to pick up deposited items. The wardrobe closing hours are:
    • Mondays to Fridays:
      • July 5 to September 30: 11:00 pm
      • October 1 to January 14: 7:00 pm
    • Thursdays at 4:00 pm
  • 3) Enjoy your visit to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, beginning with direct access to the first floor of the museum (Salone dei Cinquecento). The Museum of Palazzo Vecchio opens at 9:00 am, and the visit takes about an hour. The duration of the visit to Palazzo Vecchio is flexible; the only constraint is to present yourself at the entrance of the passage to the Uffizi at the time booked.
  • 4) Please be at the entrance of the passage located in the Green Room of Eleonora's apartment, on the second floor of the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, at the time indicated on your voucher, in order to access the Uffizi Gallery. Please note that failure to comply with this timetable will result in the loss of the right of access to the Uffizi Gallery.
  • 5) Enjoy your visit to the Uffizi Gallery - which takes about 3 hours. The Uffizi Gallery closes at 6:50 pm (on Tuesdays, until September 26, 2017, closing time is 10:00 pm).

 

Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance.

Maximum 25 persons per group.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Cancellation Policy: Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no-shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).

 

Rules of Conduct:

>> The following actions are forbidden:

  • Touching the artwork
  • Leaning on the bases of the sculptures or the walls
  • Smoking
  • Throwing chewing gum on the floor or sticking it anywhere else
  • Consuming food and beverages
  • Sitting on the floor and on the protection barriers
  • Speaking loudly
  • Behaving in any way that does not respect the dignity of the place
  • Bringing backpacks and umbrellas - on rainy days it is advisable to carry only small umbrellas
  • Using your mobile phone
  • Using the telescopic extender to take photographs (selfie stick)
  • Using laser pointers
  • > Taking photographs and movies is permitted provided they are made without flash, lights and tripods, for exclusively personal use without profit.
  • The use of the elevator at the entrance of the museum is reserved for people who have special needs – even temporary – and the maximum capacity is 6 people at a time.

 

Save time ordering: Add all the service tickets you want to your basket, then fill in the form and send your request.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

This new, integrated ticket allows the general public for the first time to pass directly from the museum of Palazzo Vecchio to the gallery of statues and paintings of the Uffizi using the aerial passageway that connects the two buildings on Via della Ninna.

This covered passage is the first part of the famous Itinerary of the Prince or Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti along the Uffizi Gallery and crosses the River Arno on the Ponte Vecchio.

Wanted by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1565, on the occasion of the marriage of his son Francesco with Joan of Austria, the corridor takes its name from the famous Giorgio Vasari, trusted architect of the Grand Duke, who completed the construction in a few months. The private corridor allowed the court to move easily between the palaces of the medicean sovereignty, discreetly and in complete safety.

The dizzying covered bridge that crosses the ancient Via di Dogana, today Via della Ninna, is a work of ingenuity and great technical expertise, and connected the two poles of the ducal power.

Duke Cosimo I de' Medici had chosen Palazzo Vecchio, the former seat of the Republican government of the city, as a dwelling place to reaffirm his sovereignty over the Florentine territory, making it larger and transforming it into a sumptuous palace with the help of several renowned artists. After the transfer of the court to Palazzo Pitti, the ancient building had retained its eminent political function and representation. The frescoes, painted wooden ceilings, paintings and sculptures that decorate the open spaces of Palazzo Vecchio are mainly traceable to that period.

The building of the Uffizi, which at the time of the realization of the aerial passage was still under construction according to the project of Vasari himself, was instead wanted by Cosimo to bring together all the judiciary in one palace and thus reorganize the administrative structure of the State, under his absolute control. The building was partially modified by Francesco I, son of Cosimo, who in 1581 transformed the upper floor into a gallery, thus laying the foundation for the transformation into the famous museum that today brings together most of the masterpieces of the Medici collections.

The corridor suspended on Via della Ninna was used as a private passage even in the period of the Lorraine, and was closed in the 19th century following the changes of ownership of the two palaces. So far, it has been open to the public only exceptionally and for guided tours.

Thanks to this integrated ticket, today it is finally possible to visit the two museums, connected by this route, and only upon reservation due to the needs of security and crowding limits.

 

Full Price

Reduced Price:

  • European Union citizens and non-EU Member States on the condition of reciprocity aged 18 to 25 (with valid ID)

Free tickets:

  • Children under 18 years old from any country
  • Children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Tourist guides and interpreters from the EU, with official documentation
  • ICOM, ICOMOS, and ICCROM members
  • Teachers and students of: Academies of Fine Arts or corresponding institutes of the European Union; Faculties of Architecture, preservation of cultural heritage, education sciences; degree courses in letters or literary subjects with archaeological or historical-artistic field of study of faculties of literature and philosophy or studies and corresponding courses established in the member states of the European Union
  • Staff of the Italian public school system
  • Persons with special needs and their companion
  • Journalists

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit, are due for ANY KIND OF TICKET as well as for free admission days.
  • When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction. Entrance will be denied without it.

 

WARNING: Admission to booked site or service will be denied without presenting the voucher or the ticket. Presenting a copy of the order form does by not give you the right to be admitted. No exceptions can be made to this rule.
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