Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Fantastic tour with excellent guide.Reviewed by: Alan Y, April 2014
The guide we had, Mario Gesu, was fantastic. He did an excellent tour explaining the origins of Renaissance art and its development through the early stages to its height. He used samples of art and architecture inside and outside the Uffizzi. The walk through the corridor was amazing.Reviewed by: Donna S, April 2014
Our guide Eleanora took us through the Piazza Vecchio to the Uffizi where she led us through a very crowded gallery to works of art. My favorites were the Botticelli paintings and the room dedicated to Micelangelo's work. The Medici sculpture room, which we could only look at from the entrance, was another favorite. Our guide was very knowledgable in the arts and you could see and hear her passion for the artists. Next she brought us to a locked door which was the entrance to the Vasari Corridor, a corridor built in the 1500s running from the Palazzo Vecchio, through the Uffizi Gallery, above the Ponte Vecchio across the Arno and ending at the Palazzo Pitti. The door was unlocked and guards (one in front and one in back of our tiny group) escorted us through the corridor filled with self-portraits of artists. Not many get to go through this corridor and we loved that we had the chance to do this. Dan Brown's book Inferno came to life with the Vasari Corridor, the little grey door and the secret side door of the Palazzo Vechhio. Unfortunately, no photos could be taken...even without flash. I would recommend this tour just for the chance to walk the steps of the Medici family through the Vasari Corridor!Reviewed by: marianneduits, March 2014
ExcellentReviewed by: J P B R, April 2014
It was very worthwhile having an art historian to show us around the Uffizi and explain what we were looking at, so that we learned a bit about the importance of Florence in the development of painting. Otherwise it would have been quite overwhelming. The Vasari corridor was interesting to see as well.Reviewed by: Norris C, March 2014