A curious insight into the exclusive Vasari Corridor

A curious insight into the exclusive Vasari Corridor

 

I can think of no better way to beat the crowds than to arrange a private appointment at the Vasari Corridor. What an unbelievable feeling to pass through an unmarked door in the Uffizi, a door that most visitors probably don’t even notice, into the cool, quiet of the Vasari Corridor portrait gallery. The gallery is filled with self portraits (Andrea del Sarto, Rubens, Corot, Ingres, Delacroix, David, and Chagal to name a few). It is surely the largest collection of self-portraits in the world. It is also one of the best aerial views to be had in the city.  I love sharing the Vasari Corridor with my special guests!

The corridor is an elevated passageway from Palazzo Vecchio towards Palazzo Pitti, passing through the Uffizi Gallery. The exclusive path covers the Lungarno Archibusieri, crosses Ponte Vecchio and runs above the façade of the Santa Felicita church. The Corridor was built in only five months in 1565 by order of Cosimo I de’ Medici and designed by Giorgio Vasari.

The enchanted beauty of the Corridor will take your breath away. Virtues and vices of the last members of the Medici family, stories of banquets and thefths, curiosities beyond the amazing collection of selportraits (more than 500!).

More info about the exclusive admission to the Vasari corridor to info@florencewithflair.com

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