Florence Tips and Tricks


La Primavera di Botticelli

Your dream is to visit all Florence’s attractions with no queues and saving money? FirenzeCard is the solution. It is a pass to more than 70 attractions in Florence including museums, churches and galleries. 

Where’s the catch? In this article we’ll help you to find out if FirenzeCard is actually the most convenient option for you.

If you’re interested in Florence’s highlight, don’t miss our Travel Guide to discover all of them.

Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio

– Purchase: The purchase of the card is very simple. You can comfortably book the Card form your sofa before departure. The purchase can be made both online and on-site, at authorized retailers.
– Physical or digital paper? : The card is available in both formats. If you book online you can use the dedicated site. By downloading the FirenzeCard app you can immediately obtain your digital card with the purchase code. Alternatively, you can print the purchase confirmation email and present it at the offices to get your physical card.
– Activation : The card gets active with the first use at one of the available facilities. Remember that each museum can only be visited once.
– Validity: The pass is valid for 72 hours from the time of activation.
Kids and teens : Kids under 18 do not need their own card. They can directly take advantage of the discounts of the parents’ cards.
Queues and booking in advance : FlorenceCard allows you to skip the queues. It also allows access to monuments without reservation except for three attractions: the Galleria dell’Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and the Brunelleschi Dome. To visit these places you need to book tickets in advance.

Uffizi Palace
Uffizi Palace

The cost of the FlorenceCard is 85 €.
This means that in order to evaluate its convenience, you must first choose which museums to visit. There are 72 museums offered by the Card and, based on the duration of your stay, you can evaluate how many you want to see.
If, like us, you only have one weekend we do not recommend buying the Card. You should only buy tickets for the museums that really interest you. Moreover, if you are travelling in the low season, you will not find excessive queues and it is therefore useless to buy the Card to skip the line.
The Card is convenient for those who stay in the city for a week and have the chance to visit more museums. To calculate the exact economic saving you can take a look at the prices of the main attractions in our small guide to museums.
You will find out which is the most convenient solution for you!

Remember that entries with FlorenceCard do not include guided tours. 

Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio

FlorenceCard Plus adds these two services to the standard FlorenceCard:
– a museum guide
– use of buses and trams
The cost of this Card is an additional 7 € to the 85€ of the standard Card. Total 92€. This solution is particularly convenient for people staying outside old town.

Giardini di Boboli Entrance
Giardini di Boboli Entrance

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