Vasari Corridor, Florence

We love this most-unique passageway! Only 1 kilometer (or 0.62 miles) long, the corridor connects the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace, over the Arno River. Originally conceived by the banker, Pitti, the palace was later bought by the Medici family. The entrance to the corridor is located on the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery, behind a plain, unmarked door.

Uffizi Gallery

Once entering the corridor, you find a quiet reflective world of amazing renaissance art! The collection of artwork was first instated by Cardinal Leopold de Medici (1617 – 1675). Astonishingly, the passageway includes 1000 paintings, including walks by Lipp, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Ensor, Sarto, among many others. We found the collection of artists’ self-portraits┬áto be especially interesting. A surprised added bonus of walking through Vasari is your elevated position over Florence’s city center, with nice views and people-watching. Enjoy!

Vasari Corridor