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    Default Easter 2018/Scoppio del Carro

    Hi. I was hoping someone could help me figure out when Easter 2018 will be in Italy. As I understand it, Florence has the Scoppio del Carro on that date. Everything I see suggests Easter will be April 1, but this website (http://www.firenzeyesplease.com/en/p...pio-del-carro/) says that the Scoppio will be on April 15. Since I thought the Scoppio is held on Easter, I'm now confused. Thanks! Help appreciated.

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    I can most definitely confirm that this year, in 2018, Easter falls on April 1st and as such, the Scoppio del Carro will be on that day. That other website must have an automatic feature that "renews" an event every year on the same date whereas a manual check is always necessary. We have events in Tuscany that often repeat on the same day every year -- this is true for feast days of patron saints -- and there there are the events that fall on a specific weekend of the month, such as the last Saturday or 1st Saturday... so then the date definitely has to be double checked.

    So fro 2018 -- confirm Easter is on April 1st!
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    Default Uffizi & other museums April 1 & 2 2018

    I've read that the Uffizi and Accademia are open and have free entry on Easter, April 1, but do I still need to get a ticket to get in? If so, and if I get a ticket online, is it still no charge? Would buying a ticket in advance (charge or not) get me through the line any faster on Easter?
    I also read that the Uffizi may open on Easter Monday - even though it's listed as closed on Mondays. Grazie

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    Ciao Barcelona,

    May I ask where you have read that the Uffizi and Accademia will for sure have free entry on April 1st? I have yet to see any official confirmation about it. They will be open for sure, since they are always open on Easter but whether free or not has not been confirmed.

    One can hope they will honor the "free first Sunday of the month" this year but Easter Sunday is a very profitable day for them, very very busy day and booking tickets is the main way they manage the amount of visitors on that day.
    On the free Sundays, the thing is you CANNOT BOOK tickets ahead of time so I see a nightmare for visitors if they honor the free entrance that day. It means LONG LONG lines and waiting times. You do have to wait in line and get a ticket before visitng the museum.
    The ONLY way I know to skip lines on the free Sundays of the month is to buy the Firenze Card but at 72 euro per card if you're only in Florence on that Sunday going to the Uffizi and Accademia would be costly. If you're here for more days, you should consider it. Make sure to read this: http://www.visitflorence.com/florenc...-worth-it.html

    I am not saying anything on whether April 1st will be free or not, just wary because I have not seen anything confirming it (and I keep a look out for these types of news ). I can only say that the city of Florence, which manages other museums in Florence such as Palazzo Vecchio, has moved their "free first Sunday" (which is only for residents) from April 1st to the 8th, for that precise reason.

    As for Easter Monday: both museums are usually closed on Mondays but the last 5 years they have done a special opening on Easter Monday to open the museum up to the crowds. So while we can safely assume it will be so again this year, you really cannot say it without having official confirmation from the museums. Unfortunately these types of official news only are given out a few weeks beforehand. If you want to consider getting the Firenze Card, just wait and get it here, that way you have time to see whether the museum will be free or not and to book tickets or get the card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post
    Ciao Barcelona,

    May I ask where you have read that the Uffizi and Accademia will for sure have free entry on April 1st? I have yet to see any official confirmation about it. They will be open for sure, since they are always open on Easter but whether free or not has not been confirmed.

    One can hope they will honor the "free first Sunday of the month" this year but Easter Sunday is a very profitable day for them, very very busy day and booking tickets is the main way they manage the amount of visitors on that day.
    On the free Sundays, the thing is you CANNOT BOOK tickets ahead of time so I see a nightmare for visitors if they honor the free entrance that day. It means LONG LONG lines and waiting times. You do have to wait in line and get a ticket before visitng the museum.
    The ONLY way I know to skip lines on the free Sundays of the month is to buy the Firenze Card but at 72 euro per card if you're only in Florence on that Sunday going to the Uffizi and Accademia would be costly. If you're here for more days, you should consider it. Make sure to read this: http://www.visitflorence.com/florenc...-worth-it.html

    I am not saying anything on whether April 1st will be free or not, just wary because I have not seen anything confirming it (and I keep a look out for these types of news ). I can only say that the city of Florence, which manages other museums in Florence such as Palazzo Vecchio, has moved their "free first Sunday" (which is only for residents) from April 1st to the 8th, for that precise reason.

    As for Easter Monday: both museums are usually closed on Mondays but the last 5 years they have done a special opening on Easter Monday to open the museum up to the crowds. So while we can safely assume it will be so again this year, you really cannot say it without having official confirmation from the museums. Unfortunately these types of official news only are given out a few weeks beforehand. If you want to consider getting the Firenze Card, just wait and get it here, that way you have time to see whether the museum will be free or not and to book tickets or get the card.

    Thank you so much for your detailed answers! I was looking at so many different sites that I don't remember where I (thought) I saw an item about free entry. As I've been to both museums several times before, I may skip the long lines this year. Or, wait & see when we get there.

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    Default Free entry to Archaeological Museum included in Uffizi Ticket

    I just read this and wanted to pass on... as I read this we receive free entry to the Archeology Museum for 5 days after purchase ticket to the Uffizi...

    A big attraction for me is the Etruscan section!!!

    http://www.visitflorence.com/blog/uf...seum-florence/
    Last edited by DonnaDenise; February 12, 2018 at 03:37 AM.

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    Default Easter

    Since we are talking about Easter, Can anyone tell me if there will be any masses held around Florence's main areas? Also, what other places are best to visit that day if many museums will be overcrowded?

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    Buongirono,

    The mass schedule for Easter Sunday is like any other Sunday and the hours will vary according to the church you wish to attend. Your best plan of action is to go directly to their official website for information regarding the holiday services.

    Have a look at this link for a suggestion of some of the more beautiful historic churches in the city center:

    https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-churches/

    Personally one of my favorite churches to visit is San Miniato al Monte, above the Piazzale Michelangelo.

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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    Terry,

    Yes, expect Florence to be crowded over the Easter weekend.... but some sites are really large so you even if you find a bit of a line, it will move quickly and you will be able to visit. I would suggest to keeping away from the Uffizi and Accademia and focusing on visiting any other on your list. For example, I would suggest the Bargello, the Medici Chapels, San Marco or the Pitti museums. All are state museums and will be free on Easter Sunday since it also happens to be the first Sunday of the month this year for April. The Pitti Palace is a large complex so you can have your choice - pick one with short lines to explore something you wouldn't have otherwise ;-).
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    Default Thanks so much

    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaDenise View Post
    Buongirono,

    The mass schedule for Easter Sunday is like any other Sunday and the hours will vary according to the church you wish to attend. Your best plan of action is to go directly to their official website for information regarding the holiday services.

    Have a look at this link for a suggestion of some of the more beautiful historic churches in the city center:

    https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-churches/

    Personally one of my favorite churches to visit is San Miniato al Monte, above the Piazzale Michelangelo.

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

    Thanks so much. I just cant find the local churches. I am Catholic too. I keep getting redirected to all the historic chruches.
    Last edited by Terry; February 12, 2018 at 02:00 PM.

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