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2006 Trip - Italy - Florence - Uffizi & Vasari Corridor

Sunday 5-14-06

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.

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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


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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

Comments (7)

The Vasari Corridor is on my wish list!

Never been to the Vasari Corridor bit it is on the list for next time. Bill's salad sounds intriguing.

Lucky you to have experienced that - one of these times I will do it!

Barb Cabot:

Gosh I've never been nor even knew about this. Thanks Nancy and you look terrific on the bridge.

We did not get a chance to visit the Vasari Corridor, hopefully, next time we will. Your photos look nice.

nancyhol:

I would love to do the Vasari Corridor tour again. Now that I know so much more about its history, it would mean more to me.

I have not been to the Vasari Corridor either. Sounds like a great experience. Will have to put it on my wish list.

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