Although we didn't get to do all of the things we had planned in Florence, our reservations finally came thru for the Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We booked thru Weekend a Firenze, and our guide Claudia was excellent.
For those of you who don't know, the Vasari Corridor is located on the second story of the Ponte Vecchio. It was a private corridor for the Medici to walk privately from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti Palace. The corridor has lots of artwork on the walls and windows with incredible views.
Wikipedia talks about the Vasari Corridor.
Susan Tenenbaum has a great report on the tour, Vasari Corridor - Paradise Gained on the Slow Travel website - check it out.
I just came across a blog entry that has a detailed report of the Vasari Corridor tour with lots of pictures. Boots in the Oven
We had lunch near the Uffizi at a place called Ristorante Ricchi Enzo - big salads for each of us - mine with strawberries, apples, walnuts, 2 kinds of cheese and Bill's with cantaloupe, potatoes, pine nuts and spinach. Then we shared tortellini with gorgonzola and zucchini. Wine too, of course. 41E