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Vasari Corridor Might Reopen Soon


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There is no official press release yet but the Superintendent’s office of the Polo Museale Fiorentino Cristina Acidini has spoken of the possibility that the Vasari Corridor will be reopening to the public as soon as January 2014.

The famous corridor, built by Vasari in 1565 in just a few months for the wedding of Cosimo I de Medici’s son, connects the Uffizi Gallery to Palazzo Pitti giving visitors today the chance to follow a unique internal walk through Florence. The hallway cuts across Ponte Vecchio and over and inside several medieval houses along its path, with its walls are displaying the Uffizi’s highly prized, one-of-kind collection of artist self-portraits and several works of art from the 16th and 17th centuries.

According to what has been publicized so far, the Vasari Corridor might open in an experimental mode starting January 2014, offering 12 guided visits per day to groups of up to 25 people.

The news of this possible opening is surely to be appreciated by all of our readers who often ask about how to visit the Corridor. As the opening is not yet official, please stay tuned for more updates. We will share all details as soon as they are available.


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