Vasari Corridor Florence

The Vasari Corridor was built by Giorgio Vasari in only five months in the 1564 for celebrating the wedding between Francesco I de' Medici and Giovanna of Austria; the Corridor link the Pitti Palace, where the Duke resided, with the Uffizi where he worked.
It is a covered walk of about a kilometre in length that starts from the West part of the Gallery Corridor, heads the Arno, follows the river as far as the Ponte Vecchio, and crosses the Old Bridge passing on top of the famous shops.

The Corridor was restored and reopened to the customers in 1973 but can only be visited by appointment or to groups. From the windows of the Corridor the visitor can enjoy some magnificent panorama of Florence and the passageway contains more than 700 paintings, all dating from the 17th and 18th centuries by some of the most famous masters of painting of the 16th to the 20th century.
This collection was created by Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici in the mid 17th century, and receives regular additions to this day.
It displays self-portraits by Andrea del Sarto, Beccafumi, Bernini, Rubens, Canova, Hayez, Corot, Ingres, Ensor and others.

You can hire the entire Corridor for a private evening view but you can take small three-hour guided tours at other times by contacting.

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