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Vasari Corridor (Corridoio Vasariano), Florence

Vasari Corridor (Corridoio Vasariano) - Florence, Italy
Vasari Corridor (Corridoio Vasariano)
piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy 50122Map
+39 055 238 8651
Neighborhood: Historic Center

When Cosimo de'Medici, Grand Duke of Florence, addressed his commute to work in Palazzo della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio) from his home one mile away in the Palazzo Pitti, he worried about the dangerous, dark trek he had to endure. Because the Medici already had assassination attempts, his architect, Giorgio Vasari, designed the elevated sky way so he could travel back and forth without being seen. The corridor became known as the Vasari Corridor and is now a gallery of self-portraits from Renaissance era to present day.

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Vasari Corridor (Corridoio Vasariano) General Information
  • Open Hours: Wednesday from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM, Friday from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM, Thursday from 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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