Vasari Corridor

The Roman Popes had a passetto built leading from their Castel Sant'Angelo apartments to the Vatican. Cosimo I commissioned Giorgio Vasari to design a similar passageway from the Palazzo Vecchio to his Palazzo Pitti residence on the other bank of the river, thus avoiding crowds and bad weather. The architect carried out his mission and built this 1km-long corridor, now difficult to visit, although it contains a veritable art gallery.

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access from offices, visit by prior arrangement - [TEL] 055 29 48 83

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This is one of the world's greatest
3:00
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Housed in the austere, medieval-era
1:30
Loggia della Signoria
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