For the first time, a single ticket to visit the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and the gallery of statues and paintings of the Uffizi, passing through the picturesque aerial corridor that connects the two buildings on Via della Ninna, which is the first section of the Vasari Corridor, wanted by Cosimo I de' Medici and realized by the architect Giorgio Vasari in 1565 to allow the Florentine dukes to move without danger from the palace of government, Palazzo Vecchio, 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 integrated ticket allows the visit of 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)
The time of your booking corresponds to that of the passage from the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio to the gallery of statues and paintings of the Uffizi, and it is binding and compulsory. 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.
You must collect your integrated ticket at cashier number 3 of the Uffizi Gallery, exhibiting the confirmation voucher you will receive from us once you have booked the service, from one hour to 15 minutes before the time reserved to access Palazzo Vecchio.
Your visit begins at Palazzo Vecchio, 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.
Before you start your visit, the integrated ticket holders must deposit backpacks, suitcases and umbrellas at the cloakroom on the ground floor of the Palazzo Vecchio Museum. After the visit to the Uffizi Gallery, visitors must return to collect the items deposited at Palazzo Vecchio, no later than the closing time of the wardrobe:
- - Mondays to Fridays
- ** July 5 - September 30: 11:00 pm
- ** October 1 to January 14: 7:00 pm
- - Thursdays at 4:00 pm
The Uffizi Gallery closes at 6:50 pm (on Tuesdays until September 26, 2017, the 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
- Throwing chewing gum on the floor
- 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.
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.
Restrictions and 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
Practical Information - Before You Book
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The museum or attraction 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.
Combo: 'From Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi' | Weekend in Italy
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.
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).