Built in 1565 by Vasari, for Cosimo de’ Medici, the corridor constituted a handy, private, high-security road linking the Uffizi with Palazzo Pitti, over the Ponte Vecchio.
In it there are 700 works of art. In the section located inside the Uffizi are works by artists influenced by Caravaggio, artists of 17th c. from Bologna, Rome, Venetia, Genoa, Naples and Lombardo and Italian and French artists of 18th c.
The section running over the Ponte Vecchio begins the celebrated collection of self-portraits. This collection opens with Italian artists up the 18th c. (Vasari, Bernini, Annibale Carracci), continues with non-Italians (among them Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez) and then ends with artists of the 19th and 20th c. (among them Canova, Delacroix, Hayez and Inges).
For any information:
Loggiato degli Uffizi 6.
The Vasari Corridor can be visited upon special request.
Info 055 2388651.