Vasari Corridor Tour: the EXCLUSIVE opportunity to visit the UFFIZI GALLERY avoiding much of its crowd, being among the first to enter with an English-speaking guide. And to discover the astonishing silence of history as you enter the VASARI CORRIDOR, the secret passageway of the Medici family.
VASARI CORRIDOR TOUR
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 among the first inside. You will thus be able to view the main masterpieces by artists like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc, 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 and the fascinating views from the Cafe terrace. After this, the door will open and you will walk down the staircase into the magic atmosphere of one of the best-kept secrets of Florence: the Vasari Corridor. Hidden between city houses and even passing through Pontevecchio (the landmark of Florence) and a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance.
It serves as a passageway dating back to 1564, when the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de’ Medici ordered his favorite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to build 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, other side of the river Arno). The Corridor also houses one of the greatest collections of portraits and self-portraits in the world. The corridor is rarely open to the public, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures on this exclusive small-group guided walking tour.
When in Florence… do like the Medici used to do!
A nice and interesting booklet on the tour and the city will be our present that you can take back home with you to remember this wonderful experience.
Departure TUE to SUN at 8am
Period APR to OCT
CLOSE OUT DATES
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
Big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.
Tour will end outside of the Vasari Corridor, in front of Palazzo Pitti.
This tour runs rain or shine.
The tour includes:
- Small-group walking tour (maximum 15 people)
- Personalized attention
- Uffizi Gallery tickets and reservation (skip the line – AMONG THE FIRST TO ENTER THE UFFIZI GALLERY)
- Vasari Corridor exclusive reservation fee
- Delicious Italian Breakfast at the Uffizi Gallery Cafe
- English Speaking Licensed Guide
- Skip the long lines and avoid much of the crowds
- Tour Booklet