Vasari Corridor

This sensational elevated enclosed passage was designed by Giorgio Vasari to provide the Medici Grand Dukes with a safe way to connect their residence in Pitti Palace to the Government headquarters in Palazzo Vecchio. It was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I in 1565, on the occasion of his son Francesco's wedding with Joanna of Austria. The Vasari Corridor pertains to the Uffizi Gallery which presides over the collection of Self-portraits and important paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries on display.


Opening hours (only for groups of 22 persons max.)

2nd Feb. 2017: due to some tourists' alerts, we recommend the visitors not to purchase tickets for guided tours of the Vasari Corridor. Currently it is closed until further notice, and after its re-opening it will be possible to visit it on the base of new and different ways with respect to the past. The Vasari Corridor will be part of the ordinary ticketing of the Uffizi Galleries with no need of special bookings anymore.

From 1 December 2016 until further notice the Corridor will remain closed for works of safety regulatory compliance. Consequently no bookings will be accepted. 

Visitors with disabilities

At the moment the Corridor is not accessible to wheelchairs.