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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
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
Dante Alighieri House Museum
Near the church of Santa Margherita the old house is located, and everything in it reminds us about its famous owner - Dante Alighieri.10
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
National Museum of Bargello
Palace, that was once the seat of city government, prison and place of execution, is now a national museum, which contains sculptures by Michelangelo, Donatello and others.7
Villa La Petraia
Located away from the city center, Villa La Petraia is one of the most beautiful buildings that belonged to the Medici family.6
A small building in the Romanesque style is located near the Cathedral and is particularly noteworthy for its gate.11
Palazzo Vecchio is a luxurious building in Piazza della Signoria, the clock tower of this palace reminiscent the home of fairytale characters.6
Giotto's Bell Tower
This bell tower is one of the four major structures on the Piazza Duomo in Florence and it offers a beautiful view of the city.12
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
Pergola Theatre was built by Medici family, was the first opera house of the world, and still amazes all visitors for its acoustics.9
Piazza della Signoria
Here, in the center of Florence, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the masterpieces of famous Italian sculptors are placed.5