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Walking Tour of Vasari Corridor and Uffizi Gallery

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Key Highlights

  • Unveil the best kept secrets of Florence with a visit to Ponte Vecchio
  • Avoid long queues with a skip-the-line access to Florence’s famous Uffizi Gallery
  • Enjoy masterpieces of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci at the Uffizi Gallery
  • Enjoy an external guided tour of the Vasari Corridor
  • An English-speaking guide will be by your side to provide information and guidance
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 31 Oct: Daily except Monday
    01 Nov - 28 Feb: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    3:00pm

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the local activity operator’s office on Via de’ Lamberti, 1 (corner with via Calzaiuoli) First Floor 50123 Firenze.

    From 1st March 2017, tour will depart from below meeting point:
    FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND located at Piazza della Repubblica, next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at Palazzo Pitti

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Discover the best kept of Florence on this memorable tour.

    The Ponte Vecchio, the landmark of Florence, houses a private passageway, dating back to the 1564, when the Grand Duke of Florence ordered his favourite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to built a path that would allow him and the Royal family to move freely from their residence to the government palace.

    Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. Enjoy a guided external tour of the corridor and learn about its fascinating history.

    Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Uffizi gallery, skipping the usual long lines. Admire superb paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Cimabue and Masaccio.

    Itinerary

    Make your way to the local activity operator’s office where an English-speaking guide will accompany you on the tour.

    Your first stop for the day is The Ponte Vecchio, also known as the ‘Old Bridge’. The medieval bridge joins the centre of the city with the district of Oltrarno on the south bank of the River Arno. In 1564, the bridge also served as a passageway for the Duke of Florence to move freely from his residence to the government palace.

    Moving forward, you will visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, which houses masterpieces of renowned artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Cimabue and Masaccio. Walk past the long queues with your skip-the-line access and enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the main rooms.

    Next, proceed towards the Vasari Corridor, one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. Your guide will take you on an in-depth external tour of the corridor, cutting the old town and following the footsteps of the Medici’s family’s enemies.

    The tour ends at Palazzo Pitti.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English-speaking guide
    • Skip-the-line Uffizi Gallery ticket
    • External tour of the Vasari Corridor
    • Entrance fee

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Large umbrellas will not be allowed at the Uffizi Gallery. Clients will have to store the umbrellas in the museum locker previous entering the Gallery. When finishing the tour in Piazza Pitti at 06:15pm clients will have to go back on their own to the Uffizi Gallery (10 minutes walking) to retrieve their belongings, in this case the large umbrellas. The storage service, at the entrance of the Gallery, is open until 6:40pm. Small umbrellas will still be allowed at the Uffizi. For this reason we strongly suggest to bring with you small umbrellas only.

    Additional info

    Earphones will be provided if there are more than 10 peopleThe confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • The highlight of our stay

      We did this tour at the beginning of our stay, and were so glad that we did. Our guide, Mario Gesu, was engaging, enthusiastic and a terrific teacher! We were given a real...

      Dr F A Smart, United Kingdom, 24/Feb/2014
    • Very interesting experience

      A terrific tour, Michael our guide was full of interesting information about the Uffizi, Vasari corridor and the exhibits.(we had been to Uffizi before) He gave us detailed...

      Julien Jane, Australia, 26/Jul/2012
    • ufizzi gallery and vasari corridor.

      Our guide, mario was very well versed on his subjects and took as through a short education of the history of art from realisim to baroque - cam way feeling id really benifitted...

      d e jennings, United Kingdom, 10/Aug/2015
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