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the Uffizi Gallery Museum
Vasari was commissioned by the Grand-duke Cosimo I de Medici to built
the complex of the Uffizi in 1560 to house the administrative offices
of the city. The palace is
The Vasari Corridor
the construction of the Uffizi, Cosimo I commissioned the Vasari "secret"
corridor to connect the political center of the city with Palazzo Pitti,
the new grand-ducal residence on the other side of the Arno. The Vasari
corridor is a raised passageway (about 1 km!) starting from the Uffizi
and crossing the Arno above the Ponte Vecchio.
|For more information about the museum, opening hours and tickets, visit the official site of Polo Museale Fiorentino (network of State Museums in Florence): www.PoloMuseale.Firenze.it|
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