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Tours of Ufizzi and l'Accademia in Florence

Tours of Ufizzi and l'Accademia in Florence

Feb 15th, 2006, 07:20 AM
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Tours of Ufizzi and l'Accademia in Florence

My friends and I are trying to decide if its worth it to book tours of the Ufizzi and l'Accademia for 27 euros per person for each museum (includes admission), or should we just make reservations on our own to see them. What do you think?
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Feb 15th, 2006, 07:23 AM
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Hi E,

Unless you are a dedicatd fan of Renaissance Art, I think that the most important items in the Accademia are "David" and "The Prisoners".

Most of the great works at the Uffizi are in one or two rooms.

A good guide book, or some research on the internet will be very useful.

I don't recommend guides.

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Feb 15th, 2006, 07:45 AM
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ira, if you ever consider conducting a tour, count me in!
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Feb 15th, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Aw shucks, S. quot;>

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Feb 15th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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I agree with Ira, no need for a guided tour at either one, although we did enjoy the recorded tour of the Uffizi (much less expensive than a guided tour).
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Feb 15th, 2006, 09:13 AM
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Someone should do a podcast. Then you don't even have to rent an audio guide.

Not really. Found some podcasts for MoMA but when I went, they were letting you use the audio guides for free.

But the podcasts, done by grad art students, were funny.
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