February 5, 2015, 07:01 PM
Amici degli Uffizi - priority at Accademia?
Hello. There seems to be some confusion as to whether the Amici degli Uffizi pass also gives priority entrance at the Accademia Gallery...does anyone know? Thanks!
February 12, 2015, 02:57 PM
Yes, it also gives priority entrance at the Accademia, there just aren't that many entrances and there are no signs. Just go up to the museum personnel manning the entrance and show the card, they'll let you in ;-) You still have to go through the security x-rays and pick up a "free" ticket before getting in though.
March 1, 2015, 07:20 PM
The Friends of Uffizi membership on Free Sunday?
We are arriving in Florence on July 4th. We are planning to go to the Uffizi on Sunday, July 5-which is a free admission day, so we can not book a tour or reserve an admission time. If we purchased The Friends of Uffizi membership-would we still be able to skip the line? We are a family of 4-with children ages 13 & 17. Is this the best way to help with the lines? We are also planning to go first time Sunday morning.
Thanks so much!
March 2, 2015, 10:07 AM
mmmm, I think the card is still valid in helping skip lines ..... but keep in mind that even if it lets you skip the line, there are still the waiting times to let people into the museum.
So after you've been let inside in front of others, there is still a short line inside to go through the x-rays, then to pick up a "free" ticket at the ticket window, then to wait for more people to be allowed in.
Most of all, the museum is as crowded as it can get, at full capacity, so be prepared for crowds in the rooms and not much breathing space.
So if you can possibly in any way avoid visiting on that day, I'd recommend either going on Saturday or waiting until Tuesday so that you can enjoy it better!