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It saved time and allowed us to book a time to visit the museums we wanted, I recommend it.
Use tour transport pass to Fiesole to see best view over of Florence. It is the no. 7 bus from Piazza San Marco.
Damiano with Dark World tours was awesome. Best guide we've had on this trip. Thanks!
However, there were too many people when we visited the Sistine Chappell and Vatican museum. It really should be limited, even if it meant a small increase in price.
At some points it was truly chlostrophobic and sometimes the audio system was corrupted by another guide.
In conclusion the Rome experience was very good, but I had to remark re the Vatican visit.
This pass allowed our group to skip the long lines to all major events.
And, most importantly, the price was right !
Excellent purchase !
We used this to tour the Uffici Gallery. It was extremely crowded when we were in Florence, and we had to wait two days from the date we went to set up our visit, so make your appointment as soon as you arrive in Florence. Even with a reservation, we waited in line for an hour. Fabulous art to see, and we probably would not have gotten in at all if we did not have the reservation. Tuesday is a busy day there, because the galllery is closed on Monday.
When we arrived the pass collect point, it's just 14:00pm, and the door was locked. We waited there for around 40 mins, no body came. I was told the sales lady might go for lunch. So, we left, and after 15:00pm we went there again, few mins later, the lady came. Although she was kind and made appointment for our Galleria degli Uffizi tour quickly, but waiting 1 hour is wasting our time. So, we suggested not to collect this pass during 13:45 ~ 15:00. It's the lunch hour for Italian people. Except this problem, this pass is pretty useful for travel yourself.
The girl in the kiosk was very helpful and we booked the museum times and the return bus to the airport with the discounts very helpful
The Florence Pass was a bit difficult to redeem but we finally found the office at the train station. The guide book was good and we used the Pass for bus tickets to Fiesole which was lovely.
This pass is a decent value, although we didn't use all of its benefits. If you're going to the Academia to see the David, it's worth having for ticket pre-purchase and skip-the-line value. When you pick up the tickets at the kiosk, I suggest scheduling the Academia visit for an early morning, at the first available time. Show up early to the ticket window across the street from the museum entrance. The street is plugged with lines withing a couple of hours.
As both of us are over 65 and get into most museums free, it seemed a bit pointless.
You get 2 90min bus passes with this package which comes in handy. You can also get tickets to museums you do not want a tour from which was great. The lady in the office who helped us out was very helpful.
What we understood was the Florence Pass, was the Florence Passport, a far more limited card, which actually only provided free entrance to one museum and "skip the lines" to another. There were no additional discounts for other museums,as we had been led to believe. We were led to believe that the card also provided free public transportation for the duration of the pass, but it was good for only one ride on public transport. It did give us a small discount on the train from Florence to Venice, but then we were charged an extra 3 Euro's for the reservation, so the actual savings was minimal. The advertisement for the Florence Passport was misleading and a "break-even" deal at best.