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STILLcan't get reservations for Borgese Rome

STILLcan't get reservations for Borgese Rome

Sep 16th, 2007, 04:44 PM
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STILLcan't get reservations for Borgese Rome

We have been trying for ages to get reservations to the Borgese gallery in Rome - realise that they are not available until one month before but we contacted then a few weeks ago and they replied that we could reserve on the 15th of this month for later in October but we still cannot do this. Getting a bit worried as this is the main reason we are going to Rome this time and we will only be there two days.
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Sep 16th, 2007, 04:54 PM
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You could call Secretary Rice and have her threaten war . . . or you could wait until tomorrow and try again.
 
Sep 16th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Keep trying anne. Sometimes their system is not working properly. I visited the Borgese in April and wasn't able to make a reservation until right before I left. The Borgese is absolutely wonderful.
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Sep 16th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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Thanks Pausania - we will obviously keep trying, think the museum is closed Mondays, as we are Australians time difference does have some effect. Don;t need to call Secretary Rice to threaten war - our little George Bush-loving Prime Minister could do that himself!
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Sep 16th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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my rome contact indicates it will be closed Oct 8 thru 12th to set up a new exhibit.... I am very disappointed....
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Sep 16th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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Have you asked your hotel to make reservations for you? I'm sure they would be happy to do so.
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Sep 16th, 2007, 08:28 PM
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I love how politics creep into these messages.
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Sep 16th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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I also wanted to suggest you ask your hotel to make reservations. Ours did it and mailed us the Reservation number.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 02:39 AM
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Do we really need reservations for the Borghese Gallery? We thought we might spend a whole morning or afternoon (or entire day!) in the gardens and we'd just catch the tour that had a spot. Is this unrealisitic?
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Sep 17th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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thegilbeys: Unrealistic. You need a reservation.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 10:45 AM
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Anne: have you tried phoning the Borghese reservations line? It is answered in Italian (of course) but if you press 2, you'll get the English-speaking operator ("uno per Italiano, due per Inglese"). Italy daytime hours only, so you'd need to do it at an odd time for Aussies, but I think you get better service than through the website.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 10:48 AM
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I had the same problem but after trying so many times, I took someone's suggestion here and emailed my hotel to do it. They emailed back within the hour and gave me the reservation number and instructions/directions. Too bad everything isn't that easy.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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I have always booked through my hotel as I do for all museums. It is easy, fast and I have never been disappointed.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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The Borghese was the only museum we could not get into last Sept, eve with our hotel helping. Good luck!
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Sep 17th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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I finally secured a reservation by emailing Ticketeria with my time and date request. They responded promptly with a reservation number for our visit. I gave up waiting on their websight to post October dates as we're leaving for Europe tomorrow.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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I booked our reservations through Context Rome. They confirmed within 24 hours. GL
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Sep 19th, 2007, 03:00 AM
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Thanks to all who have tried to help with this problem - latest update - we tried emailing our hotel to ask if they could reserve tickets but they replied that they were unable to do so, my husband tried Ticketaria again with a copy of their previous email which stated we would be able to get reservations on 15th Sept, they have now replied that no tickets may be booked through their site until Sept 25th. Hopeless - what is the point of them having a ticket selling site when they do not do any updates? My husband has now tried to buy tickets through another site but we have not yet had any reply so it looks like we will probably not be going to the Borghese museum.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 05:33 AM
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Anne, try ContextRome.com. I booked a Borghese tour with them for one of the days I am in Rome in November. If you really can't wait for the Ticketeria site to update, this is a reasonable way to go about it, and I have heard wonderful things about the tour itself.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Do not consider it hopeless.
Again, I recommend you try the telephone (if you have not already done so), using the number from the official Borghese website.
http://www.ticketeria.it/contact_us-down-eng.html


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Sep 19th, 2007, 05:38 AM
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I wouldn't give up hope -- remember everyone else is having the same problem. Try again on the 25th and the 26th. You could try the hotel concierge on those dates too. Lastly, you can just show up early and try stand-by. People are always cancelling or simply not showing up, or large groups become smaller. You ask the seller if there is anyting available. He says no and takes your name. With luck, a few minutes later he calls you over and sells you a ticket. Happened to me in February, an embarrassing story.

 

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