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Italy: Florence offers one card for admission to 33 museums and public transportation

April 18, 2011|By Carolyn Lyons | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • Taking in the art at the Uffizi in Florence, one of the museums included in the new Firenze Card program.
Taking in the art at the Uffizi in Florence, one of the museums included in… (Fabrizio Giovannozzi /…)

Florence, Italy, has recently joined Rome and Naples in offering a single entry card, this one good for admission to 33 museums and passage on all its public transportation.

The Firenze Card, which costs 50 euros (about $70) and is good for 72 hours, grants admittance to sites large and small, including

* The Uffizi for the Botticelli masterpieces (without endlessly standing in line – look for the special entrance for card holders)

* The Academia to see Michelangelo’s David.

* The Medici tombs

* The museums in the enormous Palazzo Pitti, including the gardens

*The Brancacci Chapel for the Masaccios

* The small Stefano Bardini Museum

Not all top sites are included in the card program, however.  Santa Croce and  the recently restored Bardini Gardens, for instance, are excluded.

Info: Buy your card online or at select locations in the Florence area.

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