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VIP Vasari Corridor

Highlights / General details

Following in the footsteps of the “Prince’s

Itinerary”, we will walk through 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: one of the most magnificent example of the 16th century architecture ever built! It was commissioned on the occasion of the wedding between Francis I and Joan of Austria and built in the record time of only 5 months by Giorgio Vasari, with the idea of giving Florence a precious jewel that would also serve the purpose of giving the ruling family of Florence a safe passage between the seat of government and their home. As the door opens, 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, a fantastic imaginary carpet where the grand Duke of Florence could walk without an escort in total safety. This is an amazing discovery, amongst 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. In the three main sections of the corridor, we will see 16th and 17th Roman and Neapolitan paintings, and then the magnificent collection of artists’ portraits and self-portraits from Vasari to Italian and foreign artists of the 20th century.

A face to face encounter with artists that doesn’t exist in any other museum in the world, a discovery that will print an indelible memory of Florence in your mind forever.

Inclusion

Assistance at the Meeting Point; Guide; Skip the Line Museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee.

Exclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing at 11:00am. 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.

Duration

Approximately 1.5 hours.

Location

Meeting Point: Via della Ninna, 7 outdoor – along side Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo degli Uffizi, Florence.

Additional Information

Small Group Tour with a minimum of 2 participants, maximum 15 participants.

Participant restrictions

Children 0-7 years of age not admitted.

Show a document proving children’s age upon request.

Policies

Clients must reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

The tour is conducted in English only.

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.

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 I Need Tours responsibility.

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**

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