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Vasari Corridor

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Built in 1564 by Giorgio Vasari by order of the Medici Family, the Vasari Corridor is an elevated passage-way that connects the Ponte Vecchio with the new residence of the Pitti Palace.
 
In its interior, the Vasari Corridor holds over a thousand paintings, all dating from the 17th centuryand 18th centuries, as well as an important collection of self-portraits.
 
The entrance to the Vasari Corridor is located on the first floor within the Uffizi Gallery, but it is set up as a separate area: its unmarked door often escapes the attention of most visitors that crowd the Uffizi every day, ignoring that behind that featureless door stands agreat treasure (but that can be only visited upon reservation on a guided tour).