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The Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor

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...
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