** Visits temporarily suspended due to construction work for safety reasons. **
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures on this exclusive aerial way, thought to allow the grand-dukes to move in safety without escorts, from their private residence to the government palace, and was a prestigious reason for the Medici.
- Tour is scheduled, confirmed without needing a minimum number of participants, from Tuesday to Sunday at 3:pm
- Professional guide ONLY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
- Meeting with the guide 15 minutes before the entrance time, meeting point to be defined.
- Tour lasts about 3 hours
- Visit will be made by foot.
- Visit starts with the guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery to then proceed to the Vasari Corridor and ends at the Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace.
- Note: It is not possible to return to the Uffizi Gallery after the tour.
- There will be no penalty for cancellations of excursion bookings communicated in writing to the organization at least eight business days prior to the booked excursion date. Further cancelations and no show are NOT refundable.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT UMBRELLAS: Only small umbrellas are allowed inside the Uffizi Gallery. Clients bringing large umbrellas will be required to store them in the museum locker before entering the Gallery. At the end of the tour in Piazza Pitti, clients will have to go back on their own to the Uffizi Gallery (10 minutes walking) to retrieve their umbrellas. The storage service at the entrance of the Gallery, is open until 6:40pm.
Next, we will proceed to the visit of the Vasari Corridor, an elevated walkway of more than one kilometer. The Vasari Corridor links the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti via the Uffizi Gallery. It was constructed by Giorgio Vasari (the Uffizi architect) upon the wish of Grand Duke Cosimo I in 1565 for the wedding of his son Francesco with Giovanna of Austria. This extraordinary aerial way was built to allow the grand dukes to move safely from their private residence to the government palace. It now contains an important collection of portraits and paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries.