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Oct 28th, 2003, 09:22 AM
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Florence/Rome question about pre-purchasing tickets

Just curious, what museums should we definitely purchase tickets for in advance when we visit Florence and Rome? I've read stories about how lines can get long, but we are traveling in late November. Should we purchase here or will we be fine over there?

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Oct 28th, 2003, 09:46 AM
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We travelled earlier this month and had reservations for the Borghese in Rome and the Academy in Florence. Neither one had lines when we arrived. Since there was no line, we entered in the regular entrance and avoided paying the additional reservation fee. I'd make the reservation and then see what it's like when you get there. If there is no line, don't tell them you have a reservation and save a few Euros!
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Oct 28th, 2003, 10:09 AM
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Hi,

As swalter says, you don't have to use your reservation.

You can make reservations by phone for the Uffizi and the Accademia. See http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34443340
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Oct 28th, 2003, 11:36 AM
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We visited the academy in Florence to see David in June. There was a 5 - 10 minute line at mid-day. You had to have correct change of 6.50 euro so lots of people were having to get out of line to find change. There just didn't seem to be much lines at the any of the museums even though it was mid to late June.
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Oct 28th, 2003, 11:38 AM
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There was a line going around the corner when we visited the Accademia last week. I would definitely make reservations there and the Uffizi in Florence.
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Oct 28th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Agree. Borghese reservations in Rome a must, and strongly recommend them for the Uffizi and Accademia in Florence. As previously posted, you don't have to use them, but if there is a line (as there was in early Oct. when we were there), it sure beats waiting, especially if your time is limited.
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Oct 29th, 2003, 04:01 PM
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Lines can be quirky. We were in Rome and Florence the past two weeks and made reservations for the biggies and also felt we didn't really need them. But if we hadn't had the res. and couldn't get in, would have been disappointed. Our hotels made all our reservations for us in advance at no charge. You must reserve the Borghese in advance and it seems to me that you have no chance of getting in otherwise. And boy, that is an amazing place. Just the Apollo and Daphne statue made it worthwhile. What treasures!!!
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