The Vasari Corridor (Italian: Corridoio Vasariano) is an elevated enclosed passageway in Florence, central Italy, connecting the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. Beginning on the south side of the Palazzo Vecchio, it joins the Uffizi Gallery and leaves on its south side, crossing the Lungarno dei Archibusieri, then following the north bank of the River Arno until it crosses the river at Ponte Vecchio. At the time of construction, the corridor had to be built around the Torre dei Mannelli, using brackets, because the tower's owners refused to alter it. The corridor conceals part of the façade of the Church of Santa Felicità. It then snakes its way over rows of houses in the Oltrarno district, becoming narrower, to finally join the Palazzo Pitti. The corridor's full length is approximately one kilometre.
In 2016, the corridor was closed for safety reasons and was set to re-open for tourists on 27 May 2022, marking the anniversary of the 1993 Via dei Georgofili bombing, after an 11-month renovation.
Andres Revesz | Mar 30, 2017
Very folkloric walk surrounded by all kinds of small shops, from jewellery to ice cream! Has great lateral view of Ponte Vecchio, very close, and provides an inner view, at one point, of the inner part. Great walk but quite loaded with pickpockets!
Christopher Mitchell | May 9, 2017
Its still seem to be closed, quote from Uffizi website 'Visit the magnificent Vasari Corridor in small groups with an English-speaking guide Vasari Corridor CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2018' Next year perhaps !
Michiel Fokkema | Apr 29, 2017
Nice corridor. Nothing special when you've been to Bologna too.
Marcello Bergamini | Apr 27, 2018
Emma K | Feb 8, 2017
Pretty stroll along the river
Poj Ta. | May 24, 2018
Beautiful views of the River Arno overlook the Ponte Vecchio and beautiful houses along the river.
THEODOROS M | Aug 13, 2018
You can't get in it so you only can follow it from the street and use your imagination how it would be using it back then at the time of Medici!
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