VIP Morning Experience: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor

discover the treasures of the Uffizi Gallery and the astonishing silence of the Vasari Corridor, secret passageway of the Medici.

Overview

** Visits temporarily suspended due to construction work for safety reasons. **

The greatest opportunity to visit the Uffizi Gallery avoiding much of its crowd and to discover the astonishing silence of history as you enter the Vasari Corridor, the secret passageway of the Medici family.

Early entrance will allow you to be among the first to access the Uffizi gallery from a reserved door, avoiding much of the crowd inside the museum during high season, visiting the main rooms and works of art enjoying the personalized attention that only an exclusive small-group tour can provide. This experience will also allow you to have a break for breakfast (included) in the panoramic terrace of the Uffizi Cafe, and then discover the exclusive visit to the Vasari Corridor. ** Please note: due to operational management changed by the Uffizi Gallery, the breakfast is postponed from 10:30am to 11:30am approximately and will be made into a beautiful cafe in Piazza Pitti.

  • Tour is scheduled and confirmed without minimum number of participants from April to October, from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Timing: 8:00am
  • Professional guide in English.
  • Meeting with the guide 15 minutes before the entrance time, in Via Lamberti 1.
  • Tour lasts about 4 hours.
  • Visit will be made on foot. Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with impaired mobility.
  • Visit starts with the guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery to then proceed to the Vasari Corridor and ends at the Boboli Gardens of the Pitti Palace.
  • At the end of the visit, you will be provided with an elegant and informative booklet about the Vasari Corridor (included).
  • Big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.
  • 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.
  • Tour will end outside of the Vasari Corridor, in front of Palazzo Pitti.

Please Note: It is not possible to return to the Uffizi Gallery after the tour.

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]

Cancellation Policy:
There will be no penalty for cancellations of excursion bookings communicated in writing at least eight days prior to the booked excursion date. Further cancellations and no shows are NOT refundable.

VIP Morning Experience: Uffizi Gallery & Vasari Corridor

Enjoy the special pleasure derived from being among the first visitors of the day to enter the Uffizi Gallery, and to discover some of the greatest artistic treasures in peace and quiet, including those kept in the Vasari Corridor, the Medici's secret passageway.

First, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the main rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, skipping the usual long lines and avoiding much of the crowd inside the world-famous museum, as you will be entering from a reserved entrance. View the main masterpieces by artists like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and others, enjoying the personalized attention that only an exclusive small-group tour can provide.

A delicious Italian breakfast will then be served at the Uffizi Cafe, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a break surrounded by the fascinating views from the Cafe terrace.

Then, the door will open and you will walk down a flight of stairs into the magic atmosphere of one of the best kept secrets of Florence – the Vasari Corridor.

Hidden between city houses and passing through the Ponte Vecchio (the landmark bridge of Florence) and a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. It has served as a passageway since1564, when the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de' Medici ordered his favorite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to built a path that would allow him and the Medici family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (palazzo della Signoria, on the other side of the river Arno).

The Vasari Corridor also houses one of the greatest collections of portraits and self-portraits in the world.

As the corridor is rarely open to the public, we urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures on this exclusive small-group guided walking tour. Bring the magic of this experience back home with you, with an elegant and informative booklet on the Vasari Corridor (included).

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