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.