Why you should book in advance for Florence Italy

The only thing I hate more then tying myself down to a fixed schedule is waiting in line.  In cities with a high number of tourists prebooking is often a necessity.  You may think getting to the site early will let you avoid booking in advance. The problem is many other tourists are having the exact same thought. Unless you are willing to camp out in advance of opening even skipping breakfast may not be early enough.

Video example

  You may not be convinced so I'll offer a video example.

The video starts at before 9am. Do you really want to spend your vacation standing in that line? Or would you rather have a leisurely breakfast before waltzing into the museum? 

Instead you could go to the official Uffizi website and book your tickets in advance.

Uffizi official website

Webshop for tickets

Avoid the temptation to buy from third party sellers.

In the end it's your trip. If you value the freedom of not booking in advance you are free not to. But understand it will likely result in long waits.

Fanfara bersaglieri

Fanfara Bersaglieri Florence

The Florence section of the Bersaglieri played for an appreciative crowd in piazza della signoria. The marching band of the Bersaglieri performed their famous renditions before marching off. They played in uniform wearing their distinctive feathered hats.

Festa Polizia municipale Firenze 2017

Florence

held an event to celebrate the 163rd  anniversary of the creation of the municipal police force.  On hand various members of the force. In addition mounted carabinieri. Various persons in period costumes.  Drummers and trumpeters were part of the parade that started out the event.  Held October 9th in front of palazzo vecchio. 

Florence municipal police
Florence period costumes
Florence municipal police
Florence police event
Florence municipal police
Florence municipal police
Group shot municipal police

Rowers on the Arno river Florence Italy

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Florence is known for it's art. But it is a river city. It's not unusual to see rowers on the river while you wander towards the Ponte Vecchio. The river is one of the few places in the area that the locals out number the tourists

Tour of Pisa Italy in 4K

Attractions of pisa italy

From the leaning tower, the duomo, the Battistero to the river. Including views of the river and street scenes.

Pisa Baptistery of St John with singing

The Baptistery of St. John in Pisa is more then just a visual wonder. It also has acoustics that need to be heard . A building built almost a thousand years ago without the use of modern computers .

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If for some reason you feel the need to drive into Pisa or any other Italian city understand what a ZTL is and why you shouldn't drive into the cities.