Just went to the Firenze site for a card and the price was 72 euros.
The last price I saw on the forums was 50 euros, is there a fee to buy
No, they have bumped up the price this year. Big jump and it does make me wonder whether it is good vfm now
I couldn't agree more Pericoloso. I read your post on the other thread and thought...Wow!! I also wondered the same thing.
Wow, I just bought mine last week for $50 Euro and thankfully made the cut off before price increase. I would have questioned paying that much. Did the Amici degli Uffizi go up in price as well?
One more reason why I've always been a fan of Amici degli Uffizi. Membership is still a great value. No shenanigans!
Bad news indeed.
I thought 50 was high for the Firenze Card, but the convenience was well worth the cost, and we couldn't have done nearly as much without it. They will probably keep raising the price as long as the market will bear it. Same for the RomePass and other similar cards. Perhaps the cards are becoming so well known and they are selling so many of the cards that they can no longer provide the no reservation needed and no waiting advantage that the card promises, so they have to raise the price to cut down on the number of people buying them? When places become overwhelmed with the number of people using the cards, they will once again have to have people stand in line and wait to get in. I would grumble, but I would still pay the 72 euro...
Infuriating 44% + !!!!!!
Boycott the firenze card
The increase is puzzling to me.
Spirit, besides the shorter line to see David, the convenience aspect was lacking with us. In some cases like in Santa Maria Novella it was actually worse to have a card since the card holder entrance wasnt in the front where we came in. In the Duomo and just about everywhere else we still needed to stand on lines to get tickets.
I'm wondering if it's still worth it. If your main reason for buying it is queue jumping, I tend to think that maybe it's not, the only queues really worth worrying about are to the Uffizi and the Accademia and you can reserve tickets in advance - of course, you are then tied to the reserved slot instead of being free to come and go as you please.
Ziggy60, no separate line for Firenze card holders at Duomo? I know that Firenze card includes Duomo but from what I gather we stand in line to get (free) tickets using our Firenze card? Sorry but I am puzzled.
Lastly I am debating Duomo at early morning or Academia? I am following the suggested TA 3 day format and it has Academia as 1st item to see in the morning. But I read that Duomo is less crowded in the early AM. Your thoughts? Thanks LL