Museums in Florance.....

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1. Posted by sparkybob (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I will be leaving Cinque Terre on the 2nd of June (which is a saturday) and will need to be in Rome by the night of the 6th.

I would love to see The Uffizi, and the The Duomo, but am concerned about how busy they might be. Does anyone know if the museums are free the first sunday of the month? Because if they are, they will probably be crazy.

If they are free, what would you do? Would you still stay in Florence if you weren't gonna see the museums? Because I could use those 3 nights either in Sienne, Tuscany, or even Napels?

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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3. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The Uffizi and Duomo are busy almost every day. But although the queues are usually very long, they often look worse than they actually are. Once inside there is a lot of room to go and see what you want. Plus because you'll be there before the school holidays it will be a bit better.
Not sure about the free charge thing on every first sunday though.
However, would still stay in Florence as it is a beautiful city (saying that I haven't been to Siena or Naples so can't compare!). There is loads to see without going into the museums and some great lookout points that give you a full view over the roof tops of the place.

However, I would highly recommend trying to get into the Uffizi and the Duomo because they are really worth seeing (be it packed or not!).

4. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

the 2nd of june is national holiday so that w end will be very crowded everywhere.
Florentine museums have a good reservation service
if you reserve you'll be sure to visit uffizi or whatever you'd like and avoid the queue.
you can stay at least 2 days in florence and 1 in siena, half day in pisa.
naples is southern than rome, I don't tink it's a good idea trying to visit naples if you've only 4 days.

5. Posted by RiverRuner (Budding Member 38 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Reservations are a great idea, if you can get them. WHen i was in Florence, we got reservations for the Acadamia, but we didnt for the uffizi. I stood in line for four hours! Bleck. Florence is really worth it, and a better choice in Naples. Naples does not have a good reputation for being overly safe. Also, while in Florence, make it your business to hike to the Plaza de Michealangelo at sunset. My best memories of Florence are there.