Together with the greatest of history’s greats: a walk through Vasari’s Corridor

A secret passage connects the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace, built by Giorgio Vasari on Cosimo dei Medici’s orders in just five months, for fear of the populace’s assassination attempts. Today, Vasari’s Corridor is open to the public only a few days each year, due to the narrow passageways and the importance of the works housed inside, but if one has the fortune of visiting it, the view of the city is spectacular. Passing high up above a great part of the historic centre, one has the impression of being a noble from the past, monitoring the carrying out of day-to-day activity in the city. The corridor hosts hundreds of portraits of the most important historical figures, who seem to watch over the city from their position on high.