Best tours and activities for Vasari Corridor
2-day tour with panoramic bus in Florence from Venice by high speed train
VIP Small group tour of the Uffizi Gallery
Private Guided Tour of the Uffizi Gallery, with cocktail and Gelato included
Small Group Boat tour in Florence, with aperitif included
Best of Florence small group tour: city centre, Accademia and Uffizi Gallery
Best attractions in FlorenceFlorence Cathedral Uffizi Gallery Piazza della Signoria Ponte Vecchio Basilica of Santa Croce Vasari Corridor Florence Baptistery Palazzo Vecchio Galleria dell'Accademia Pitti Palace Michelangelo Square
Things to know about Vasari Corridor
Built in 1564 by Giorgio Vasari by order of the Medici Family, the Vasari Corridor is an elevated passage-way that connects the Ponte Vecchio with the new residence of the Pitti Palace.
In its interior, the Vasari Corridor holds over a thousand paintings, all dating from the 17th centuryand 18th centuries, as well as an important collection of self-portraits.
The entrance to the Vasari Corridor is located on the first floor within the Uffizi Gallery, but it is set up as a separate area: its unmarked door often escapes the attention of most visitors that crowd the Uffizi every day, ignoring that behind that featureless door stands agreat treasure (but that can be only visited upon reservation on a guided tour).