Uffizi & Vasari Corridor: Morning Tour
VASARI CORRIDOR HAS REOPENED AND YOU CAN BOOK YOUR VISITS AGAIN! AFTER ITS CLOSURE AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2016 IT WILL REOPEN HOPEFULLY IN SPRING 2018!
SMALL GROUPS ONLY: MAX 19 PEOPLE.
PLEASE CONSIDER THAT DUE TO SECURITY REASONS THIS VISIT IS NOT ALLOWED TO CHILDREN UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE AND TO PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY (NO WHEELCHAIRS, NO WALKING CANES, NO CRUTCHES ETC.).
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Your FlorenceTour is a memorable experience through the Medici’s private passageway from the Uffizi Gallery across the Ponte Vecchio, avoiding 100% any queue and including all entrance-tickets both to Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor, the latter more and more famous since the publication of Inferno, Dan Brown's latest novel.
Since May 2012 you can join Uffizi Gallery & Vasari Corridor Florence Small Group Tour and be one of the many tourists from all over the world, enthusiastic about having found a simple way - with FlorencePass - to have access to such an intimate and spectacular place.
Our mission is to make such a splendid architectural uniqueness accessible providing unrivalled Quality/Price Ratio, maximizing your precious time: NO LONG QUEUE.
Highlights of this Tour:
• Uffizi Gallery’s iconic paintings admired with a professional fluent English speaking tour-guide
• Breathtaking views of Florence from Uffizi’s panoramic terrace
• Exclusive walk through the Vasari Corridor with exhaustive description of its unique collection of artists’ self-portraits.
After the welcome, you will enter the Uffizi Gallery through a skip the line access. Your guide will tell you about history and origins, colors and shapes, of some of the most famous paintings in the world, as the Madonna Enthroned by Giotto, the Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano, the portraits of the Dukes of Urbino by Piero della Francesca, the Birth of Venus and Allegory of Spring by Botticelli, the Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation, and the Michelangelo's Tondo Doni.
After that, you will take a break for about twenty/thirty minutes at the Uffizi Café, where you can enjoy an amazing view of Florence from the rooftop terrace.
Directly from the Uffizi Gallery, you will enter into the Vasari Corridor, where your guide will tell you first the architecture and history of the famous building, and then the artistic treasures that it houses.
Designed by Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), the Vasari Corridor in Florence served as passage and as an escape route for the Medici family.The Vasari Corridor in fact connects the Palazzo Vecchio, which is located on the north bank of the Arno River, with the newest and most prestigious Pitti Palace in the Oltrarno, south bank of the river. Palazzo Pitti was purchased in 1549 by Cosimo I de' Medici and his wife Eleonora of Toledo, and soon became their new residence.
The Vasari Corridor superbly travels through the top floor of the Uffizi Palace, and reaches the world-famous Ponte Vecchio with a 90° bend, in order to cross the Arno River and continue towards the Pitti Palace.The Corridor allowed the Medici family to reach safely their new residence without being seen by their subjects!
During your Uffizi & Vasari Corridor Morning Tour you will discover the unique collection of self-portraits (up to the twentieth century) and many other masterful works featured in the Vasari Corridor.
Your Uffizi & Vasari Corridor: Morning Tour will be conducted entirely in English and always in small groups of maximum 19 people.
Regrettably this tour is not available for people with limited mobility.
Children can participate to this tour only if 8+ yo.
N.B. In the Vasari Corridor there is no air conditioning system.
Bring your cameras, pictures without the use of flash ARE allowed!
Backpacks, big bags and big umbrellas are not allowed and must be dropped at the Uffizi cloakroom. Please consider that at the end of the tour it is neither possible to remain inside the Boboli Gardens nor to go back the Uffizi Gallery.
An unforgettable morning at Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor
Start: Piazza della Signoria outside Caffé Rivoire at junction with via Vacchereccia
End: Piazza Pitti
Reduced price: €71.20