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After reading Inferno, by Dan Brown and spending much time in Florence, we decided to do Florencetown’s Vasari Tour. Although the cost was 85 Euros it was well worth it for the incredible three hour tour that began in Palazzo Vecchio and ended in the Boboli Gardens. The main factor that made the tour so good was our amazing tour guide, Mario Gesu. Mario’s passion for the arts was contagious as he led us through the Palazzo Vecchio explaining how to identify when the various paintings were created, by which artist and who influenced whom. The entire tour was a class in Medieval, Renaissance, Post Renaissance and Reformation paintings. It was magical and we did not want the tour to end.
Walking through the Vasari Corridor (above the Ponte Vecchio) as the Medici did hundreds of years ago was an exhilarating step back in time. Mario’s descriptions of the self-portraits of famous artists were again splendid. He explained ‘color’ versus ‘drawing’ in such a way that everyone in the group understood and could identify which characteristic was being utilized.
This tour was wonderful! Our guide, Eleanora, was amazing - informative, enthususiatic, insightful and charming, too! We saw so many amazing and memorable sights and hear such details about the art, the Medicis, and the mysterious Ito us) Corridor. I would highly recommend this tour!Reviewed by: Carolyn C, November 2013
This was an excellent tour led by our tour guide, Vanessa. The gallery was a delight, particularly for the precious Piero della Francesca. Her authoritative discussions were most interesting. After reading Dan Brown's Inferno, this was also a dream come true. The corridor is not what you imagine it to be. Most enjoyable were the countless self-portraits by various world-renowned artists. And for Americans, my favorite John Singer Sargent was hung right beside that of William Merritt Chase! Another thrill was walking inside the top part of the Ponte Vecchio bridge; those walking below had no inkling we were right above. Thank you Viator!Reviewed by: Susan G, October 2013
It's more about painting and less about corridor.Reviewed by: ALEXANDER K, December 2013
Poorly organized though the guide was good. One woman, at meeting place, told she couldn't use tour staff washroom though clearly she was having a problem. Breakfast had nothing for gluten free. Coffee was cold.Reviewed by: Gail H, November 2013