Probably you know the Ponte Vecchio, which is one of Florence’s most famous landmarks , but did it ever occur to you that there is a corridor above it? No you have not noticed it? Well that is because it is the best kept secret of Florence. A private passageway dated back to the 1564.
Cosimo I de’Medici (The Grand Duke of Florence), did not like to walk among the people of his town. He asked the architect Giorgio Vasari to build a path that would allow him and the Royal family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (Palazzo della Signoria). It is one of the most astonishing architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. It is hidden between the city houses, for almost 1 mile. It is true magnificent can be admired right on the Ponte Vecchio.
This corridor is usually closed to the public, but now you can discover to walk in this corridor itself! You can take a guide tour from the period April throughout October.
You will get the chance to enjoy a 3 hours guided tour, starting with 1 ½ hour tour of the Uffizi Gallery. You do not have to wait in the long lines. A private walk along the Vasari corridor will take you back to the 16th century. The corridor leads from the Uffizi, over the Ponte Vecchio, by the houses and even through a church, Santa Felicita, you will admire the interior from the private balcony of the Royal family, to end the path into the gardens of Palazzo Pitti.
You do not want to miss this special experience when you come to Florence. If you wish to make a reservation call (+39) 055 0123994 or visit http://www.uffizi.com
Frequency: Every Tuesdays and Fridays at 3.30 pm
Price: E 89.00 per person
Epoque Hotels represent five of hotels in Florence, click here to view which offers they have, two of the hotels are:
Grand Hotel Minerva Hotel Londra