The Vasari Corridor
The Vasari Corridor, designed by Giorgio Vasari for the Medici family in the 16th century, runs along one side of Ponte Vecchio across the Arno River. Today few people know of its existence, even though its history is rather intricate. It was the Medici family that decided to build a covered corridor between the Uffizi gallery of art, where Cosimo de’ Medici worked, and Palazzo Pitti, where he lived. The corridor is 1.2-km long and extends to the public space of the city, which at the time of its use was controversial. Nowadays, it is home to an impressive collection of self-portraits by famous artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, and many others. In order to reach it, you have to go through the Uffizi gallery.
Vasari Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy, +39 055 238 8651