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Florence museum discount card coming soon

florence-museum-cardAnyone who has been to Florence to visit its many museums will know that the contents of ones wallet become quickly depleted in the process. The city of Florence (with its museums such as Palazzo Vecchio and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure) has reached an accord with the state museums of Italy (who run the Uffizi, Accademia, and others) to provide a city-wide museum card. Negotiations are still open with the university museums that include a series of science museums. The card will last 3 days and cost 50 euros per person. This was decided because the average visit is two and a half days, and the card is aimed at tourists. I have to say I wish people stayed longer, because that is hardly enough time to get to know the city, and also to see its many churches. The card should be available for purchase come Fall 2010, at which time we'll publish the definitive list of included museums and purchase locations. There is a longer-term museum card available only for state museums - the amici degli uffizi card costs 60 euros per adult or 100 euros for a family of four and lasts the calendar year.