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Vasari Corridor: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

1. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence: Pontevecchio Bridge and City Sights Rafting Cruise

2. Florence: Pontevecchio Bridge and City Sights Rafting Cruise

Admire Florence's iconic historical sites from a different perspective: on a raft on the Arno River. Listen to your guide tell you stories of each location as you easily glide over the river's peaceful waters. Kick up your adrenaline with a quick descent down the San Niccolò water slide and see the marvellous Pontevecchio Bridge from beneath it. Follow the Arno River through the city, passing under its four main historical bridges. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the river, seeing Florence's city center and its incredible architecture from a unique and relaxing perspective. Glide past sights such as the National Library, Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Santa Trinita bridge with Ammannati's sculptures, and much more. Enjoy a thrilling descent down the dam of San Niccolò before arriving under the picturesque arches of the Pontevecchio Bridge. Take your time to admire the famed Vasari Corridor and the goldsmiths' workshops from below.

Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

Trace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence and learn how they used their wealth and power to patronize the arts and lay the foundations of the Italian Renaissance. Hear anecdotes about their intrigue, power struggles, betrayals and incredible foresight. Admire their former palaces and visit streets and squares where members of the family lived. Walk the same narrow streets they used to walk along to landmark monuments such as the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the San Lorenzo district. Take a look at the church where they worshipped and built their mausoleum at the Medici Chapels in the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning dome. Continue to the Palazzo Vecchio on Piazza della Signoria, where Cosimo I de' Medici moved his official seat in May 1540, signaling the security of Medici power. Follow the route of the Vasari Corridor from the outside and learn more about the elevated passageway that allowed the Grand Dukes to move between the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti without being seen by the citizens. Arrive at the Palazzo Pitti and its magnificent Boboli Gardens for a look at the last residence of the Medici family at the end of your tour.

Florence: Street Art Tour

4. Florence: Street Art Tour

Explore an unexpected, contemporary side of Florence on this walking tour of the city's best graffitis, murals and street art. Learn where the modern-day Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo live and work and discover the links between past and present Renaissance art. During your tour, experience an alternative Florence and learn about the city's recent history through its colorful walls which tell stories of society, history, and politics.  Stroll through the streets of the city and explore the main squares, such as Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Della Signoria, and Piazza Pitti. You will also visit some more off-the-beaten-path locations where the walls have been turned into canvases by young contemporary artists.

Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

5. Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

Experience the city from a different perspective on a rafting boat adventure through the Arno River. Paddle along the central section of the Arno aboard an inflatable boat. See beyond the numerous Renaissance monuments and take in romantic landscapes. Discover the attractive fisherman's hut, S.Niccolò, and admire the old Bridge Ponte Vecchio passing under its outstanding arches. Let yourself be carried peacefully by the stream and enjoy snacks and local Tuscan wines during the aperitif time on the River. Don't forget to take unforgettable pictures of the fantastic views.

Florence: The Medici Legacy Walking Tour

6. Florence: The Medici Legacy Walking Tour

Discover the legacy and story behind the Medici family during their almost 200 years as part of the Grand Duchy. Walk around Florence and see iconic sites connected to their prominent time of power. Visit Pitti Palace, Vasari Corridor, Palazzo Vecchio, and more. Meet in front of the family’s regal mansion, Pitti Palace, to start your journey through the history of this powerful family to which Florence owes much of its fame. Continue to the Vasari Corridor from the outside. This location was inaugurated during the wedding between Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria. Enjoy the view from the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, cross the Uffizi Gallery square, and learn about the oldest museum in the world. Finally, finish off the tour at Palazzo Vecchio. Step inside and admire its halls and monumental apartments.

Florence: 3-Hour Private Wine Tour

7. Florence: 3-Hour Private Wine Tour

The tour starts on the Ponte Vecchio and continues on to Oltrarno, Santo Spirito, San Frediano districts as you listen to stories about the old bridge, Vasari Corridor, Pitti Palace and the Medici dynasty. These districts are further afield from the usual tourist places with beautiful squares, gardens, palaces, and history. Your guide will help you feel the atmosphere of Florentine life happening here. Then, you will reach your first stop for an aperitif of typical Tuscan Chianti wine accompanied with special snacks known as crostini prepared for you by a local cellar. This is a magical place so you will proceed to explore the area while enjoying the wine and see true Florentine life filled with artisan shops, goldsmiths, and restorers that kept alive this city for centuries. You will pass another brigde, Santa Trinita Bridge, and stop for a magnificent view of the Ponte Vecchio.  The tour will continue to the classical historic center of Florence, where the cradle of the Renaissance was born, and also visit the political and religious city center. Here, you will definitely stop to fill your glasses with, this time, organic wine and continue your exploration of the city. You will stop again to fill your glasses with wine.

Florence: City Tour by Van with Accademia and Duomo

8. Florence: City Tour by Van with Accademia and Duomo

Start your Tour from the very heart of Florence, aboard of a comfortable luxury minivan. Your English-speaking driver will lead you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. This view will leave you breathless and will allow you to embrace the entire city from its most famous hilltop. The tour will proceed through the old city center with the Guided Visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned work, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery, the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art. Then you reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Going on you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and political center of the city. In this “open-air museum”, you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Dominating the square is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with Arnolfo's crenellated tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. Then, by following from the outside the elevated path of the Vasari Corridor you will arrive at the romantic Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewellery shops. In the afternoon enjoy the guided visit of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures: you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves. Lead by your expert Guide you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be also surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear, the biggest fresco in the world. The Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture. Please note that the order of the visits may change

Florence: Medici’s Mile Walking Tour & Pitti Palace Entrance

9. Florence: Medici’s Mile Walking Tour & Pitti Palace Entrance

Led by a local guide, explore the most important sights of Florence and retrace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty. Get priority entry to one of Florence’s biggest museums and admire the Palatine Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. Begin with the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in the San Lorenzo district, where you can find their Church and mausoleum: Medici Chapels. A few steps away, reach the magnificent Cathedral, with its imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, their second residence, which dominates the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Follow from the outside the path of the Vasari Corridor, a secret and comfortable corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany, to move between the Palazzo Pitti and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by the citizens. Finally, arrive at the majestic Pitti Palace, which hides the marvelous Boboli Gardens, is the last Florentine residence of the Medici and is also the last stage of your incredible journey into the art and history of a city unique in the world. After the walking tour, you'll use your entrance ticket to Pitti Palace to visit your own Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Fashion and Costume, Treasure of the Grand Dukes.

Florence: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

10. Florence: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

Discover Florence while riding on an electric scooter and leave a minimal environmental impact. The scooter is comfortable and easy to drive and your sightseeing tour starts with a short lesson on handling the scooter.  During your tour visit the most important places in Florence such as the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo Square, Dante's Tower, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, Via Tornabuoni, the Strow Market with the Porcellino, Piazza Della Repubblica, Palazzo Medici, Piazza Santa Croce, and much more. As you scoot through the city follow your guide and listen to them as they tell you about the history and interesting stories about the city.

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What people are saying about Vasari Corridor

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 327 reviews

At 38 degrees, we decided to go on the golf cart tour so that we could see as much as possible in a relaxed manner. And so it was. Shaded and with a headwind, we had an extensive ride through the city, got out in between and took photos, explanations in German via an audio guide. The English-speaking local driver was also very friendly and gave additional explanations. We also drove through alleys that would not have been accessible with a sightseeing bus. Top.

We liked it very much, especially when there is little time and it is very hot. We received a lot of information, saw the main sights and the guide was very friendly and funny. We can only recommend.

Educational and entertaining. The driver/guide was highly informed and very friendly. The highlight was viewing the city from the higher hills.

Great guide Aldo, funny without trying, gave us a great tour of the city. Really enjoyed it.

Saw so much of Florence. I learned a lot and I recommend it highly