Thursday, April 2, 2015
Vasari Corridor Tour from the Uffizi Museum
My first stop of the day was of course the beautiful and enticing views of the Ponte Vecchio; got my morning fix and then continued on into the area around the Santa Croce Church to locate the exact address for the laundry and the grocery store that we'd found yesterday. Chased back and forth a bit but finally found both of them. Weather is beautiful with full sunshine and clear blue skies with just a smattering of puffy clouds to make it interesting. But, probably could have used my light jacket as it was a bit nippy even with a long sleeved shirt.
You'll find many photos taken in the museum and the corridor today; it seems as though all of Italy has suddenly changed the rules about photos. I hope you enjoy the slideshow. There are ten thousand people a day allowed to visit the Uffizi Museum. There are only about two hundred or less per day on private tours only that gain access to the very unique and special Vasari Corridor that goes back in time to the Medici Family as their private corridor between their home, the Piti Palace, and the Uffizi, their business office where they kept their collection. It runs from the corner of the Museum along the river and then over the top of the Ponte Vecchio and exits into the Boboli Gardens...for us....the corridor actually goes a bit further and connects to the actual palace building.
Hope you enjoy the slideshow of this very special tour for us....
Link to Picasa Photo Album