Visit two of Florence’s iconic destinations - the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, with one easy ticket!
For the first time, these two museums are available on one ticket - and you’ll pass from one to the other through the famed aerial corridor that connects the two buildings on Via della Ninna. It is the first section of the Vasari Corridor, realized by the architect Giorgio Vasari in 1565 on commission from Cosimo I de' Medici. Cosimo wanted his family to be able to move without danger from the governmental palace to their residence at Palazzo Pitti.
This ticket is being launched for a first trial period from July 5, 2017 to January 14, 2018.
The combo ticket gives you access to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio (excluding the excavations of the Roman theatre, the Ronda walk and the tower) and the Uffizi Gallery (statues and paintings galleries included, as well as temporary exhibitions).
IMPORTANT - please note: Your voucher will display the reserved time to access the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, as well as the time to enter the passage. At this time, you must go to the entrance of the passage located in the green room of the apartment of Eleonora, on the second floor of the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio. Failure to comply with this timetable will result in the loss of the right of access to the Uffizi Gallery.
How it works:
Reservations must be made at least 1 days in advance.
Maximum 25 persons per group.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.
Cancellation Policy: Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
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This new, integrated ticket allows the general public for the first time to pass directly from the museum of Palazzo Vecchio to the gallery of statues and paintings of the Uffizi using the aerial passageway that connects the two buildings on Via della Ninna.
This covered passage is the first part of the famous Itinerary of the Prince or Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti along the Uffizi Gallery and crosses the River Arno on the Ponte Vecchio.
Wanted by Cosimo I de ' Medici in 1565, on the occasion of the marriage of his son Francesco with Joan of Austria, the corridor takes its name from the famous Giorgio Vasari, trusted architect of the Grand Duke, who completed the construction in a few months. The private corridor allowed the court to move easily between the palaces of the medicean sovereignty, discreetly and in complete safety.
The dizzying covered bridge that crosses the ancient Via di Dogana, today Via della Ninna, is a work of ingenuity and great technical expertise, and connected the two poles of the ducal power.
Duke Cosimo I de' Medici had chosen Palazzo Vecchio, the former seat of the Republican government of the city, as a dwelling place to reaffirm his sovereignty over the Florentine territory, making it larger and transforming it into a sumptuous palace with the help of several renowned artists. After the transfer of the court to Palazzo Pitti, the ancient building had retained its eminent political function and representation. The frescoes, painted wooden ceilings, paintings and sculptures that decorate the open spaces of Palazzo Vecchio are mainly traceable to that period.
The building of the Uffizi, which at the time of the realization of the aerial passage was still under construction according to the project of Vasari himself, was instead wanted by Cosimo to bring together all the judiciary in one palace and thus reorganize the administrative structure of the State, under his absolute control. The building was partially modified by Francesco I, son of Cosimo, who in the 1581 transformed the upper floor in gallery, thus laying the foundation for the transformation into the famous museum that today brings together the most of the masterpieces of the Medici collections.
The corridor suspended on Via della Ninna was used as a private passage even in the period of the Lorraine, and was closed in the 19th century following the changes of ownership of the two palaces. So far, it has been open to the public only exceptionally and for guided tours.
Thanks to this integrated ticket, today it is finally possible to visit the two museums, connected by this route, and only upon reservation due to the needs of security and crowding limits.
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