LAST CHANCE TO VISIT THE VASARI CORRIDOR: The corridor will be closed from the end of October 2011 for a major restoration work scheduled to last about 3 years. 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.
ATTENTION: On December 24th and 31st, visit time is changed to 2:45 pm.
- Special winter promotion: 15% discount, for visits, always confirmed without minimum number of participants, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 15:30 until the end of February 2011.
- Tour is in program, confirmed only when a minimum number of 10 people is reached, on Thursdays and Saturdays. ATTENTION: for these two days, tour will be confirmed only a few days before the date; charge to the credit card is made at the moment of the order to be included in the waiting list. In case visit is not confirmed because of the minimum number of people needed not reached, we will refund the import charged for the visit.
- Professional guide in English.
- 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 days prior to the booked excursion date. Further cancelations and no show are NOT refundable.
Not visiting Florence in winter? You can still book the regular price visit to the Vasari corridor for dates from March to October 2011.
Vasari Corridor and Uffizi Gallery
Meeting with our guide and visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statues. Ordered by Granduque Francesco I and enriched by the contributes of many members of the Medici family, passionate collectors of paintings, sculptures and art objects, its paintings collections of the 12th Century and the Renaissance contain some of the masterpieces of art ever made, by authors like Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio.
Also important the collections of German, Dutch and Flemish including Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens.
Visit continues inside the Uffizi in the exhibition The mind of Leonardo da Vinci, with various designs and original paintings, a series of models of his most innovative machines and smartest experiments.
Next, we will proceed to the visit of the Vasari Corridor, a vantage walk long more than one kilometer, that links Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti going through the Uffizi Gallery. It was made by the wish of Granduque Cosimo I on 1565, for the wedding of his son Francesco with Giovanna of Austria, constructed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi architect.
This extraordinary aerial way was thought to allow the granduques to move in safety without escorts, from their private residence to the government palace, and was a prestigious reason for the Medici. It contains now a collection of portraits and important collections of paintings of the 17th and 18th Centuries.