Vasarian Corridor & Uffizi Gallery

Duration: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes  Location: Florence
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Why choose this experience?

1 To visit a very special place, only accessible by reservation and normally closed to the public
2 To learn about and admire the works of art in the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor with a guided tour
3 Because you can combine a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor and access two extraordinary places by booking online one single tour

A new tour that will allow you to discover, accompanied by an expert guide, a place of incredible charm, that is usually closed to the public ... the Vasari Corridor in Florence, Italy is a charming secret passage made 5 centuries ago by the Medici family, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti. Besides the tickets and visit of the Vasari Corridor, the itinerary includes the entry and the guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited and renowned Italian museums worldwide.

The Vasari Corridor tour begins with a stroll on the Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence, where you will get an initial overview of the Vasari Corridor and enjoy breathtaking views of the Arno River.

The Florence Vasari Corridor tour continues with a visit to the wonderful Uffizi Gallery, a must for those who want to know the city: thanks to our tour 'Uffizi Galleria and Vasari Corridor', you can avoid long queues at the entrance and make the most of your time.

The Uffizi Gallery, built from the mid 1500s, contains some of the most precious works of art in the world: its splendid frescoed rooms house masterpieces by Mantegna, Giotto, Raffaello, Masaccio, Tintoretto, Canaletto, Giorgione, Gentile da Fabriano, Bellini, Tiepolo, Caravaggio, Cimabue, Botticelli and many other famous artists.

Our guide will accompany you to discover this beautiful building - characterized by long corridors and large rooms - and the wonderful works kept inside. We are talking about masterpieces such as La Primavera, the famous painting by Botticelli in 1482, the Adoration of the Kings by Leonardo da Vinci, the painting of Venus of Urbino by Titian and the Double Portrait of the Dukes of Urbino, the work of Piero della Francesca portraying spouses Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza.

On the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery another important section, the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints is located: with more than 150 thousand drawings by Italian and foreign artists from the 14th century to the present day, the exhibition is considered one of the richest and most important international graphic collections.

If you want to admire the most important works of the gallery with the valuable support of an experienced and prepared guide, book on line our tour: the visit to the Uffizi Museum and the Vasari Corridor will give you unforgettable emotions!

The Vasari Corridor walking tour continues with a visit to one of the most charming parts of Florence, the Vasari Corridor, a narrow secret passageway wanted by the Medici that connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, passing over the Ponte Vecchio.

The long Vasari path in Florence, approximately 1 km, was built in just five months by the architect Giorgio Vasari from Arezzo, from whom it takes its name, and by order of Cosimo I de 'Medici: with the Vasari Corridor on the Ponte Vecchio, the nobleman wanted to offer an alternative route to allow the Grand Dukes to move from their residence to the government palace in complete safety. The work also served to give further prestige to the Medici family as the idea of creating an elevated walkway turned out to be very innovative for that period.

The Vasari Corridor is part of the Uffizi Gallery, and there is direct access from the first floor of the historic building through a normal door: the curious thing is that a lot of visitors from the gallery cannot imagine that over the anonymous passage a priceless treasure is hiding...

It should be noted that because this extraordinary place is usually closed to the public: the Vasari Corrido guided tour take place only with early reservations.
Does the idea of visiting a rarely accessible place – and for this reason making it more fascinating and mysterious - attract you? If the answer is yes, do not waste time and book our Vasari Corridor tour! Admire the amazing works of the Uffizi combined with an exciting visit to the Vasari Corridor!

Crossing the threshold for the Uffizi Vasari Corridor, you will have the impression of being in a parallel dimension: the narrow and quiet hallway will make you breathe an almost surreal atmosphere, completely different from that of the adjacent Uffizi Gallery.

The Vasari Corridor guided tour will allow you to enjoy some of the many works of art housed within it: in addition to the vast collection of Vasari Corridor self-portraits, there are also some fine paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries in the collection of the Uffizi Gallery.

A tour to the Vasari Corridor in Florence is a really exciting experience: you will be fascinated by the wonderful view of the Arno River and, through one of the windows that exist along the walls of the Vasari Corridor, you will see the interior of the Chiesa di Santa Felicità.  Just how the Medici used to do to assist to religious functions without being seen!

Join us to explore the most famous sights of Florence! Enjoy the wonders of the fascinating Uffizi Galleria and the Vasari Corridor: booking in a click on toscanainside.com!

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Important info

Availability:

Until 30 November 2016, except for the first Sunday of every month.

Departure point:

Pick up at the hotel only if located in Florence's historic centre; alternatively, you will be notified after booking.

Departure time

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Sunday
9.30 am

Languages available

English: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Italian: Saturday


Prices

Full price: € 98.00

Concessions:
children 8-17 years: €88.00

This tour is not permitted for children under 8 years.

Duration

approx. 3 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery
  • Vasari Corridor tickets and Uffizi Gallery Skip the Line access
  • Vasari Corridor guided tour
  • Entrance ticket to the Vasari Corridor
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

There is no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated on the voucher) and / or denial of service on site; if customers lose their way  during the tour; or when customers decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

To attend the tour it is necessary to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the indicated time for the start of the tour and show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

It  is expected to that participants will be picked up at the hotel if located in Florence centre. Otherwise it will be agreed by telephone from time to time

The departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people

The tour is available by appointment only and is not permitted for children under 8 years

Reservations can be made up to 72 hours before.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

10 reviews for Vasarian Corridor & Uffizi Gallery

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Simon

July 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 31 Jul `16 - Booking No. 0

'Worth the cost '

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Vasarian Corridor & Uffizi Gallery

Skipping the long the line was really a pleasure. The tour is very long and very interesting, the Corridor is a real jewel. Booking in advance made things easier.

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Monica

July 2016

Group of friends

SPAIN

Reviewed on 25 Jul `16 - Booking No. 0

'Muy bueno'

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Vasarian Corridor & Uffizi Gallery

El servicio “sin cola” fue muy util porque estaba una cola de miedo y no tuvimos que esperar nada. La guìa hablaba espanol y era muy capaz y agradable y la visita muy larga. Saludos, Monica.

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Julie

January 2016

Mature couple

AUSTRALIA

Reviewed on 18 Jan `16 - Booking No. 0

'Vasarian Corroidor and Uffizi'

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Vasarian Corridor & Uffizi Gallery

It was very helpful to make reservations in advance as this avoided a long wait in line to obtain tickets and the tour delivered on all promises! Loved it!

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