Highlights / General details
Your exciting guided tour will start at Palazzo Pitti going backwards through the ideal “Prince’s
Itinerary”, to see from the outside the suggestive elevated passageway which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti, in the Oltrarno district, passing though the Uffizi Gallery and over the Ponte Vecchio. You will cross Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's best known images, famous for its gleaming gold shops. In the center of the bridge you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city.
Then you will reach the elegant Uffizi Palace, designed by the architect Giorgio Vasari. The museum is considered one of the most important in the world, which hosts plenty of invaluable works of art, like the Birth of Venus and the Allegory of Spring considered the maximum symbol of sublime beauty.
After the guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery you will enjoy a break of 15 minutes. Then you resume the guided visit right at the entrance door to the Vasari Corridor, the amazing elevated passageway which you have seen from the outside while walking from Piazza Pitti to Piazza Signoria. You will have the privilege to walk through the suggestive passageway, following the footsteps of the “Prince’s itinerary”. It was commissioned on the occasion of the wedding between Francis I and Joan of Austria and built with the idea of giving Florence a precious jewel. It was motivated by the Grand Duke's desire to move freely between his residence and the government palace as passing through the streets could be dangerous and dirty. You will instantly be hit by a deep sense of emotion: the corridor is a royal passageway that runs over the heads of the citizens of Florence. You will be dazzled to discover a superb collection of paintings and a row of round windows of the aerial passageway offering breathtaking views over the hills, the Arno river, its bridges, the palaces and churches of the city. You will admire the magnificent collection of artists’ self-portraits from Vasari to Italian and foreign artists of the 20th century.
Assistance at the Meeting Point; Skip the line entrance to the Galleria degli Uffizi; Skip the line entrance to Vasari Corridor; Official guide; Earphones for groups of 15 people and over.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available Tuesday-Sunday, departing at 10:00am. No tour departures on: 1st Sunday of each month.
The tour is conducted every day (except on Monday) in English, French on Saturday, and Italian on Sunday.
Approximately 3.5 hours.
Meeting Point: In front of Pitti Palace main entrance (Piazza dei Pitti), Florence.
Small Group Tour with a minimum of 2 participants, maximum 25 participants.
Children 0-7 years of age not admitted.
Clients must reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, mainly due to security reasons for which the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside it. Based on the above reasons any possible delay cannot be attributable to Caf Tour & Travel responsibility.
Visitors are not allowed to bring inside the Museum any large or bulky backpacks, large bags or purses of any kind, large umbrellas, or bottles with liquids in them.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**