Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor Walking Tour
Reviewed by: Sylvia L, August 2014
This was a great tour to go on. The crowds in the Uffizi (August 2014) were suffocating. So the first part of the tour was in the Uffizi but we still had to fight the crowds to see some of the main works of art. The second half was the Vasari Corridor. It was a relief to get out of the crowds. The Corridor itself is lined with paintings sent in by the 'who's who" in the days of the Medici's. Very interesting to hear the various history of some of the paintings as well as the purpose of the Vasari Corridor. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. I have found that we learned so much more by using a guide versus just walking through ourselves.
Reviewed by: Peter A, August 2014
This is not the tour to just see the famous artworks at the Uffizi but the tour to quickly understand the progress of art development and history from renaissance and baroque to neoclassical and realism art. As Mario our english enthusiastic guide stated "is this natural or not?" The Vasari is the largest protrait gallery in the world and so quiet and peaceful after the crowds inside the Uffizi galleries. Enjoy ed by all the family.
Reviewed by: C H, August 2014
Great to know the history behind the art, the Vasari Corridor is especially good!
Wish the tour in the Uffizi Gallery part was longer.
Reviewed by: Bruce C, August 2014
Brilliant tour guide. Engaging, knowledgable, and enthusiastic - a joy to be with in such a special place.
Reviewed by: Michael O. T, July 2014
Our guide was the best!
Reviewed by: Paula C, July 2014
Of all the tours we took during our 3 weeks in Europe, this one was the best by far! Mario is passionate about art history and made the past come to life through the paintings. We were so glad that we had started our tour of Europe in Florence because after this tour we understood the background and history so much better. It really made our whole vacation more meaningful. He is such an inspiration!
Reviewed by: Moon Y, August 2014
It was certainly a scintillating experience