Discovering the Vasari Corridor in Florence

Did you know about the Vasari Corridor in Florence? If not, read this very interesting post and don’t miss the chance to visit it next time you are in Florence.

It is a kilometer long passageway which connects two of the most famous buildings in the city: the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace. Unfotunately, nowadays it is set up as a small museum.

Most visitors at the Uffizi don’t even know that behind that unmarked door stands a great treasure: the entrance, in fact, it is located on the first floor within the Uffizi Gallery behind an ordinary and apparently not important door, and that’s a pity, since it is something very interesting to visit for several different reasons. The first one, obviously, is connected to the fact that entering an inaccessible and mysterious place is something thrilling and intriguing.

The Vasari Corridor can be visited only upon reservation on a guided tour which can be organized by associations, agencies or workers of the Museum itself.

Due to the small space, the visits are for groups of less than 5 people and there are explained in Italian language only. Don’t get angry, but think positive: it is a unique experience you can do, since it is not open all the time nor to everyone.

In fact, this is a special occasion offered by the Superintendance of the Florence State museums several times a week up until April 27th. You can visit it on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 11:30am; Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm and 4:30pm.

You better hurry if you want to book a ticket quickly! The price for the ticket is only 10,50€ per person, and you need to call this number to reserve your spot: +39-055-294-883.

Once you enter this corridor, it looks like you are in a totally different and almost unreal dimension, due to the quiet you can feel. You don’t even hear the crowd in the Uffizi: nothing but silence.

 

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