After its closure last July, the Vasari Corridor has now re-opened to the public. Visitors now have the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the famous secret passageway before it is closed once again this December. It should then be open again more than a year later, as major renovation works are expected to take place, which include moving the precious artworks housed in this corridor to a new dedicated space within the Uffizi Gallery.
The closure was a direct consequence of a fire department inspection which deemed the corridor as lacking apt safety and emergency measures. Now that it has re-opened, there are naturally a couple of compulsory limitations which were put in place.
Entrances are now limited to groups with a maximum of 19, plus a guide, as well as another two custodians. There is a maximum number of 88 people allowed in the corridor at once – which also includes members of staff. Other safety measures have been implemented.
This is the very last opportunity to see the Vasari Corridor as it is – and we’re making sure to offer an unforgettable experience to all those who wish to visit it with us. Given that one can only access the Vasari Corridor through the Uffizi Gallery, our tour starts off with a guided visit to the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery – introducing the main masterpieces within the museum before moving on to the corridor.
We’re offering our small-group tours on selected dates at selected times – with our first Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor tour running tomorrow, Tuesday 5th of October at 12.30pm! Other dates are available throughout the rest of October, as well as November.