Vasari Corridor In Florence
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Vasari Corridor In Florence

The Vasari Corridor in Florence is one of the most exclusive tours that you can choose in this Italian Renaissance city. Entrances available for this tour currently are limited to a few admissions. The site is protected from giving an easy access of the Vasari Corridor to the public not like other important museums of Florence.

The Vasari Corridor is a unique architectural work. It was commissioned by Cosimo de Medici with the intention to use it as a safe passage between Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti which was the main house and center of who had ruled Florence.

The Vasari Corridor is still perfectly complete and usable, this route remains elevated above the road connecting the two buildings also cross the famous Ponte Vecchio – the Old Bridge, which is another important and exclusive place of Florence very popular among tourists visiting the city.

Alike the Uffizi gallery building, this pedestrian grade-separated skywalk was assigned to Giorgio Vasari, the great Tuscan architect who build up the Vasari Corridor in just five months despite some problems of town planning its realization had to overcome .

One of the problems that Vasari had to solve to complete the Vasari Corridor is still visible today, it is the characteristic that the corridor was built around an ancient tower situated at the end of the Ponte Vecchio.

This variation of the original design was made necessary by the presence of already existing tower. It belonged to the Mannelli family and could not be demolished for the strenuous opposition of this important Florentine family.

The construction of the Vasari Corridor also brought changes to the places on its way. One of the most significant changes was the move out the shops of butchers who at that time were located on the Old Bridge. It was done in order to not to disturb the Royal family and their important guests, because meet processing at that time created very bad smell.

Instead of butchers' shops it was decided to honor the goldsmiths and their shops on Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Artisan unique jewelry shops and precious metal workers are still present on this prestigious bridge in Florence which is one of the most recognized city symbols and photography object in Florence.

With time the beautify of the Vasari corridor converted into a museum of precious arts. Portraits, paintings follow one another throughout the Vasari Corridor tour are one of today's most important museums dedicated to self-portraits.


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