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The Vasari Corridor was built in just 5 months at the wish of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici in 1565 by the architect Giorgio Vasari Current Uffizi Gallery. The work was commissioned in conjunction with the marriage between the Grand Duke's son, Francis , and Joan of Austria . The idea of ​​the raised course was born to give grandparents the opportunity to move Freely and without danger from their residence in the palace of the government, given the still uncertain support of the population towards the new Duke and the new government system that had abolished the ancient Florentine Republic, although the Republican bodies were Now only symbolic for almost a century. The meat market on Ponte Vecchio was moved to avoid bad smells at the passage of the Grand Duke and in its place were moved the goldsmith shops that still occupy the bridge today. For the curiosity of this The elevated passage is around the tower of the Mannelli at the end of the Ponte Vecchio, for the fierce opposition of the family of this medieval building to overthrow it. In the center of Ponte Vecchio there are a number of large panoramic windows on the Arno in the direction of Santa Trinita Bridge . Of these windows, far different from the small and discrete oblong Renaissance, there were two over the central arch and Mussolini made two more in the 1938 during the official visit of <1209 > Adolf Hitler [/url] (May 1938) to tighten the Axis between Italy and Germany , visiting Rome and Florence.