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Secret corridor leading from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, the famous and closed to ordinary visitors attraction.
Vasari Corridor (Corridoio Vasariano) was built in the 16th century by order of the Duke of Tuscany. Initially, it was completely closed gallery, but at the beginning of the last century, Benito Mussolini ordered to make panoramic windows on the corridor area of the Ponte Vecchio - as Mussolini wanted to show all of his guests the beauty of the city and the view of the river Arno.
Now Vasari corridor is kept a huge collection of original works of art and great self-portraits of Italian painters such as Raphael, Giorgio Vasari, Rubens, Diego Velázquez, Kustodiev. The corridor is closed to the general public, it opens on special occasions, and it can be seen only as part of a tour group.
The corridor begins with the Hall of Five Hundred in the Palazzo Vecchio, it passes through the Uffizi Gallery, crosses the river over the Ponte Vecchio, comes to the Palazzo Pitti and finishes at the Boboli gardens. Total length of the corridor - 750 meters, excursions on it last about two hours.
The corridor became especially popular after the mention in the book of Dan Brown's "Inferno."
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Walk through the Vasari Corridor
Take a walk along the secret corridor, built in the 16th century and leading from the Palazzo Vecchio in the Boboli Gardens.€804
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Vasari Corridor on the mapLocation: Piazza della Signoria
More places to visit in Florence
Piazza della Signoria
Here, in the center of Florence, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the masterpieces of famous Italian sculptors are placed.5
Flea market on Piazza dei Ciompi
In the working class corner of Florence lies the flea market, where many people sell the antiques, and where not only local, but also travelers come to by something unique.7
Basilica of Santa Croce
Located in the heart of Florence, it is the most beautiful and spectacular Franciscan church, and many famous Italians are buried here.7
Palazzo Pitti is the magnificent building in the center of Florence, whose simple and austere architectural forms give it the image of an ancient castle or fortress.3
Ponte Vecchio is the most unusual bridge of Florence. Expensive jewelry stores and the luxury Vasari Corridor are located here.4
A small building in the Romanesque style is located near the Cathedral and is particularly noteworthy for its gate.11
Pergola Theatre was built by Medici family, was the first opera house of the world, and still amazes all visitors for its acoustics.9
Great sample landscape park, which became the prototype of the park of Versailles, and a favorite place of Fyodor Dostoevsky.29
Santa Margherita de' Cerchi
This church is known as the place where married Dante and where is buried Beatrice, at the tomb of whom all left messages for help.12
Piazza del Duomo
The city's main square, where in one place gathered luxury buildings of Florence, and where always you can see crowds of travelers.24
Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella
In the old pharmacy, where also is located the museum, creams, lotions and perfumes, created according to ancient recipes are still sold.6