Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi reconnected

Vasari Corridor reopened between the two museums

John Mair
July 5, 2017 - 17:48

The first part of the Vasari Corridor is being reopened to the public as a way of reconnecting the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.


Previously only open sporadically to visitors as part of a guided tour, the narrow passageway above via della Ninna will now allow for independent visits to the corridor and passage between the two museums, booked as part of a single ticket.


The first portion of the Vasari Corridor, viewed
from via della Ninna | Ph. Giuseppe Moscato

The Vasari Corridor was initially commissioned by Cosimo dei Medici and designed by architect Giorgio Vasari in 1565, for the safe transit of the Florentine grand dukes between their Pitti Palace residence and government seat at the Palazzo Vecchio.


At the presentation on June 5, 2017, Florence mayor Dario Nardella commented, “Palazzo Vecchio has been joined to the Uffizi Gallery by a single project, commissioned by Cosimo dei Medici and designed by Vasari. The complex has for too long been separated by political and judicial borders. Today… we are finally reopening a small symbolic door, recovering the great Vasarian project and making it available to everyone.”


Visits can be booked via the Firenze Musei call centre at 055 294883. The combined ticket will cost 27 euro, 18.50 reduced price.

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