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Florence card is here: 33 museums in one

UPDATE: October 15 2011: for a comparison of museum cards in Florence with updated prices and information, please see my updated post on museum cards.

UPDATE: January 14 2011: Matteo Renzi announced yesterday that this museum card will finally be available this year, on February 14th. The location and manner of purchase is still TBA. State and comunal museums are all included and will cost 50 euros for 3 days (tourist pass). Private and other museums are still in negotiation. The card does not include a bus pass as had been previously announced.

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uffizi[this is the text from May 2010] We’ve been waiting for about a year (I wrote about the plans for a Florence Museum Card and other ways to get discounts in June 2009) and here it is: the Florence Museum card will cost 50 euros for 3 days and get you into 33 museums, reservations included. It also includes a bus pass and will be available in September 2010.

Museums included are state and comunal: Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, Accademia, Pitti-Boboli, Opificio delle Pietre dure, Museo Archeologico, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Stibbert, Horne, Bardini, Cappella Brancacci, Alinari Photo Museum and more.

The city is still working on a deal with university museums and ones run by the diocese (like the Museo del’Opera del Duomo) as well as private museums like Palazzo Strozzi.

Remember, you can still get a Friends of the Uffizi membership card (Amici degli Uffizi) which gives you unlimited access for one calendar year to the state museums of Florence (including the Uffizi and the Accademia). It costs only 100 euros for a family of four, 40 for students and 60 for adults.

This is good news for tourists but residents still await a year-long Florence museum pass at a reasonable price. Come on Matteo, you can do it!

Source: city of Florence press office

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Alexandra Korey aka ArtTrav is a Florence-based art historian and arts marketing consultant.