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Do we need to book Uffizi tickets in advance?

Jun 15th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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I think currently the website is only booking through September.
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Jun 16th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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Hi kybourbon: I did call the reservation number on a Tuesday during their opening hours and still I get a message from the long distance provider saying the number is not correct or not in service. I've searched and that seems to be the number to call, are you supposed to use a calling card for it to work?
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Jun 16th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Have your hotel book it for you. Most hotels don't mind doing that.
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Jun 16th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Thanks kybourbon for your replies! I'll get myself a calling card hoping it'll work and call the hotel as well.
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Jul 4th, 2009, 01:19 AM
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Hi all,

Anyone having problem with the b-tcket. I book ticket for 2 person for both Academia & Uffizi on on Jul 2 for visiting on Jul 15.

However, after the process of the credit card, the web browser shows blank. I, then refresh, and then the web browser shows blank again. And then it says my transaction is cancelled.

The next day I called up my credit card company and was told the transcation was approved.

I did not receive a confirmation email from them. I've check my spam email too.

I tried to email '[email protected]' but I received delivery status failed.

Sigh! Help! I am flying of to Milan in 5days time!!
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Jul 4th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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Hi jp,

There is a phone number for Bassilichi at the Uffizi ticket site: fax (0)5 54 14 851
The area code for Italy is 39.

Hope this helps.

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Jul 5th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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thanks so much!!

I'll try to fax as the emails keep having delivering status failure.
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Jul 5th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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I'm in the same ticketless boat and posted a similar question. Was told that if I go late, the lines aren't so bad. Not true?
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Jul 5th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Wow, I know that I paid a lot more than 6.50 on-line last July 2008, so live an learn. I think that one should go the on-line option, unless one can get there quite early. The lines were very long @ 9am when I arrived to pick up my ticket and it felt good to be able to walk right into the building. This museum is incredible, although demands a lot of time(more than one visit). Go to the rooftop cafe where there are some beautiful views of the city. Enjoy!
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Jul 5th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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The regular walk-up price is 6.50€, but there is a special exhibit right now (required) that adds 3.50€ to the ticket. If you book online through the official website there is a 4€ reservation fee. A ticket should be 14€ online through the end of September. They are staying open longer on Tuesdays - From 7 July to 29 September the Uffizi Gallery will extend the current opening hours up to 21.00 on Tuesdays

Opening hours:
Open Tuesday to Sunday 8,15 – 18,50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
For the Il Fasto e la Ragione exhibition, the ticket prices will be € 10,00 (full price) and € 5,00 (reduced price).
Full Price: € 6,50
Reduced: € 3,25
Free admission
Buy tickets on line
Firenze Musei, Tel: 055 294883
Booking charge: € 4,00
kybourbon is online now  
Jul 5th, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Do not book from b-ticket. I am still having problem with it. I am still ticketless. Sigh!
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Jul 5th, 2009, 10:52 PM
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Did you call up Bassilichi? Have u gotten your ticket? I tried calling but am always in the waiting.

I think by the time I waited, my phone bill from overseas will cost more than the tickets itself.
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Aug 21st, 2010, 02:13 PM
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Hi, I called the Uffizi as suggested here (phone # 011-39-055-294-883). I waited on hold for a long time, then an impatient woman answered and asked me for the date/ time I'd like to go, asked me for my last name, and gave me a confirmation number. I politely asked if she could spell back my last name to me to make sure she had it right, and she got really annoyed, and then said that she wasn't sure what the spelling was. So I re-spelled and she spelled it back correctly (and angrily). She said that I buy the tickets once I'm there.

I'm feeling a bit nervous that I'm going to show up and they won't have my reservation, since I didn't actually buy the tickets yet (I expected to pay by credit card and receive some kind of email confirmation). Does this work ok, just showing up with a confirmation number and hoping they spelled your last name right? How far ahead of my reservation time should I arrive at the museum? Where should I go to pick up my tickets? Someone mentioned "door #3", not sure how long the line for this door is. Thanks!!
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Aug 21st, 2010, 02:22 PM
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I bought my Uffizi tickets online and it says to arrive 15 mins early. I'd say you should get there 30 mins before hand, just in case. I am sure they will have your reservation, but you will have to queue to pay for the tickets.

You could always just buy online - http://www.b-ticket.com/b%2Dticket/Uffizi/default.aspx
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Aug 22nd, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Thanks! I wanted to get a morning time which wasn't available online, which is why I had to go the phone route. Fingers crossed!
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Has anyone on this list tried the phone call/ confirmation number approach? Did it work? How early did you arrive ahead of the reservation, and how long did the line to pay take?

(Again, I would have just purchased online, but they seem to only have afternoon times online)

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Feb 14th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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I tried the phone number today and didn't get an option for reserving tickets, only hours and prices and information. I'll try again tomorrow.
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Feb 14th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Three of us walked right in a week ago Saturday. There were groups of tours but we were able to get right in for the tickets. It may be less crowded in the morning than afternoon---we went mid afternoon though and it was fine......traveling this time of year is wonderful
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