From Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi

2017-07-05

Uffizi

cavalcaviaToday the captivating elevated passage which joins Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi has been open to visitors, who may finally pass from one Museum to the other by paying a combo ticket. The passage marks the beginning of the famous Vasari Corridor which runs across the Arno River up to Pitti Palace. Commissioned by Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici from Giorgio Vasari, the enclosed elevated corridor was designed to link the Government Palace (Palazzo Vecchio) and its Offices (i.e. “the Uffizi”) to the private abode of the Medici family. Used as a private passage during the following Lorraine-Habsburg period, the Corridor was eventually closed during the 20th century and only occasionally opened.   

Due to safety reasons, visits are allowed to groups of 25 persons max. each.  Booking is needed. The meeting place is in the “Camera Verde” (i.e. Green  Room) in Palazzo Vecchio.

Info and bookings: Firenze Musei, ph. (+39) 055 294883 (Mon-Fri 8.30-18.30; Sat. 8.30-12.30)