BOOK SPACES ON A GUIDED TOUR OF THE VASARI CORRIDOR, FLORENCE

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Ticket booking for tours of the Vasari Corridor, Florence

It has traditionally been difficult to see the Vasari Corridor - Corridoio Vasariano - despite an official reopening in 2010. Access is restricted, and you may only visit as part of a guided group. Perhaps that is why this absolute gem still remains largely unknown, a genuine hidden treasure of Florence, despite being on full view to pretty much every visitor to the city!

The corridor, constructed in just 5 months during 1564 to designs by Vasari, was built to allow Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici to travel from the family residence in the Pitti Palace to the Palazzo Vecchio, crossing the river Arno and avoiding having to descend at any time to rough it with the plebeians. It is a series of long (total length is approaching a kilometre), elevated passageways, starting in the Boboli gardens, crossing the river atop the famed goldsmith shops of the Pontevecchio, traversing the Arno before entering the Uffizi and on to the Palazzo Vecchio. The photograph below shows the Pontevecchio section before it turns 90 degrees into the riverside corridor- the route is marked by the series of regular, square windows atop the arcades.

Florence, Italy - an image of the Pontevecchio and the Vasari corridor

This will likely be one of your more unique experiences in Florence, offering countless unique perspectives on the city as well as viewings of more than 1000 artworks from the 17th and 18th centuries plus the unique collection of self portraits housed in the Uffizi section of the corridor. You may read more about the Vasari Corridor on our blog here.

Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar to the left.

Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the tours that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

Vasari Corridor, group tour

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor, lasting around one hour and half. Cost includes all entrance tickets as well as the tour itself. Children under the age of 8 may not take part in these tours.

A tour lasting at least an hour and half, sometimes slightly longer, starting at 12.15 PM Tuesday to Sunday in high season, on Sundays and Saturdays in low season. This tour of the Vasari Corridor starts at the Uffizi side of the river and finishes in the Boboli Gardens (these aren't included in the tour - you'll be escorted from the gardens at the end of the corridor tour).
There is a hostess to provide assistance at the beginning and end of the tours. Your guide to the Corridor is a qualified instructor in the History of Art and earphones are always provided.

Vasari Corridor, group tour

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor, lasting around two hours (1 hour inside the Vasari Corridor). Cost includes all entrance tickets as well as the tour itself. Children under the age of 8 may not take part in these tours.

The tour starts at 11:10 in the Piazza della Signoria, and after an explanation of the artistic history of the square, continues to the Vasari Corridor for an hour. The tour ends in Piazza Pitti at around 1 or 1:15 PM.

Vasari Corridor and Uffizi, group tour

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, lasting around three hours. Cost includes all entrance tickets as well as the tour itself. Children under the age of 8 may not take part in these tours.

The tour lasts around three hours from beginning to end, roughly 75 minutes in the Uffizi Gallery and an hour in the corridor itself. The tour begins at 09.45 AM and it runs on Saturday and Sunday until March, from March until the end of October it runs every day apart from Monday. The tour starts over the river at the Palazzo Pitti and begins with a walk towards the Uffizi, admiring the exterior of the corridor along the way.
The tour has a 30 minute coffee break between the Uffizi and corridor sections of the tour.

Vasari Corridor and Uffizi, group tour

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, lasting around three hours. Cost includes all entrance tickets as well as the tour itself. Children under the age of 8 may not take part in these tours.

The tour lasts around three hours from beginning to end, roughly 75 minutes in the Uffizi Gallery and an hour in the corridor itself. The tour starts on the Uffizi side of the river.
The tour has a 30 minute coffee break between the Uffizi and corridor sections of the tour.

Vasari Corridor, Uffizi and Palatine Gallery group tour

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor, the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and the Palatine Gallery, lasting over four hours. Children under the age of 8 may not take part in these tours.

A tour lasting over four hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings only. The tour starts on the Uffizi side of the river and has a 30 minute coffee break between the Uffizi and corridor sections of the tour, and a lunch break between the corridor and Pitti Palace/Palatine Gallery sections. The tour of the Pitti Palace and Palatine Gallery lasts around 90 minutes, meaning that the entire tour finishes between 4:15 and 4:30 PM.

Vasari Corridor + Uffizi, private tour (2 to 4 people)

Ticket for the Vasari Corridor + Uffizi private tour, Florence.

The tour lasts around two and a half hours from beginning to end, roughly 75 minutes in the Uffizi Gallery, a 30 minute coffee break, and an hour in the corridor itself. The tour begins at 10.20 AM and it runs every day apart from Monday.

This is a private tour for up to four people, with a hotel pick-up available (in central Florence) if requested.

Vasari Corridor + Uffizi, private tour (5 to 12 people)

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor, approximately two and a half hours. Cost includes all entrance tickets as well as the tour itself. Children under the age of 8 may not take part in these tours.

The tour lasts around two and a half hours from beginning to end, roughly 75 minutes in the Uffizi Gallery, a 30 minute coffee break and an hour in the corridor itself. The tour begins at 10.20 AM and it runs every day apart from Monday.

This is a private tour for up to twelve people, with a hotel pick-up available (in central Florence) if requested.

Vasari Corridor and Boboli Gardens group tour

A fascinating 75 minute guided tour to the Vasari Corridor, constructed by Cosimo I de Medici so that he could travel between the Pitti Palace and the Palazzo Vecchio in privacy. The tour is followed by free time to explore the beautiful Boboli Gardens.

After experiencing the corridor in the company of an experienced guide, you'll have free time to explore the Boboli Gardens on your own - you'll be provided with tickets and a map with a description of the key attractions.

The tour is available in English (apart from Mondays), in Spanish (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) and French (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 8.

Vasari Corridor, Uffizi & Accademia - Florence in a day.

A full-day guided tour of artistic Florence that takes in not only the Vasari corridor but also the joint treasure-troves of the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David.

Three of Florence's must-sees in one day, a day full of some of the most incredible artistic destinations in Italy, indeed Europe, with a lengthy pause for lunch and recovering from Stendhal Syndrome. This tour (which includes all entrance tickets) begins at 9.15 AM and finishes at 5.45 PM with a lunch break (when you'll be independent of the tour group) from 1.15 PM to 4.00 PM.

The day begins with a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery - you'll be accompanied at all times (lunch aside) by a qualified English speaking guide - followed by a guided tour of the Vasari Corridor. After a lengthy lunch break the group (never more than 25 people) gets together again at 4.00 PM for a visit to the Accademia, home to Michelangelo's David, at a time when the large crowds are likely to have dispersed. Please note that due to the Florence authorities policy, because this tour includes the Vasari corridor, children under the age of 8 may not take part.

Vasari Corridor, Florence, small group tour

We offer several guided tours of the Vasari Corridor - this one is different in that the group size is smaller than usual and is limited to a maximum of 15 people.

This tour of the unique Vasari Corridor begins at eleven in the morning, finishing in time for lunch at 12.00 PM - from April until October it runs six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) and from November through to March it runs at the weekend only.

The corridor and its amazing collection of rarely-seen artworks is not ordinarily open to the general public and the only way to explore it is as part of a guided tour - with this smaller group tour you will feel much more as though you're taking part in a private showing. Please note that children under 8 years of age are not permitted on this tour, in keeping with the policy of the Florentine authorities.

Vasari Corridor & Palazzo Vecchio guided tour

A guided tour of the Vasari Corridor preceded by an exploration of the Palazzo Vecchio and its museum, an immersion in the Florence of the Grand Duchy, the Republic and the Medici family.

This tour (which includes all entrance tickets) begins at 9.15 AM and finishes at 1.00 PM, a total time of three and a half hours.

The day begins with an introduction to the history of the Piazza della Signoria before continuing with a visit to the Palazzo Vecchio and the museum therein. You'll be shown around the various rooms, halls and chambers of the Palace, richly ornate and decorated with various masterpieces. Accompanied at all times by your English-speaking guide, this tour concludes with your visit to the incredible Vasari corridor.

Please note that due to the Florence authorities policy, because this tour includes the Vasari corridor, children under the age of 8 may not take part.

Vasari Corridor & David (Accademia), early morning small group tour

An early morning tour of the Accademia and Michelangelo's David followed by a break for breakfast and coffee before a guided tour of the Vasari corridor, all finished in time for lunch!

This tour (which includes all entrance tickets and the cost of breakfast) begins at 8.00 AM and will see you viewing the magnificent David long before the real crowds build up. You'll have an hour long guided tour of the main rooms of the Accademia - including the David, of course - as part of a small group - no more than 15 people.

You'll then (9.15) be left to enjoy breakfast at the 'Grand Amore' hotel before, an hour later, you'll meet your guide for a brief walking tour of the main sights of central Florence. Finally, at 11.00, accompanied at all times by your English-speaking guide, this tour concludes with your visit to the incredible Vasari corridor. The tour ends at 12.15.

Please note that due to the Florence authorities policy, because this tour includes the Vasari corridor, children under the age of 8 may not take part.

Availability is very limited, and booking is mandatory. We offer various tours, all in English, and all with a group size that will never exceed 25 people. There's a tour of the corridor and the Uffizi, tours of the corridor only, and a tour of the corridor, the Uffizi and the Palatine Gallery in the Pitti Palace. There are tours every day of the week apart from Monday, when the Uffizi Gallery is closed; some days of the week there's a choice of tour times - once you've clicked a date on the calendar you'll be shown what's available on that day. You will be listening to the tour guide via earpieces, these are included in the price.

Note that the tours are not suitable for disabled people, nor are they recommended for those with impaired mobility or respiratory problems. Children under the age of 8 are not allowed to join these tours - this is the policy of the local authorities in Florence.

HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:

To reserve your tickets for these Vasari Corridor tours, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!

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