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Firenzecard is back

The 72 hours pass is 85 Euros. The "restart" card, which is for 48 hours, is free.

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That will be good news for some of the travelers headed to Firenze!
It includes a free 48-hour restart if you have bought the Firenzecard in the last 6 months and your card has expired, and only if you have an iOS or Android smartphone / tablet with the Firenzecard app installed.

See the FAQ section of the card's website for details. :O)

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Bumping samuelito's timely post up in case some folks missed it!

Another word or two about this card? Note that the validity is 72 hours versus 3 days. That means that if you'll be in Florence for a longer versus shorter period of time, you can stretch it across 4 days. Example: Start using it at noon on a Tuesday and it's good until noon on the following Friday: 2 FULL days and 1/2 of two more. With the free 48-hour restart, you can stretch the validity across 3 more days, such as noon on a Saturday to noon on the following Monday.

It does not include entrance to structures in duomo complex (dome, museum, baptistry, etc). Use this website for those:
https://duomo.firenze.it/en/home

It does require making timed entry reservations for fast-track entry to the Uffizi, Accademia, Brancacci Chapel and some other attractions it covers.

Reservation info for Uffizi and Accademia:
https://www.firenzecard.it/en/faq?search_api_views_fulltext=uffizi
For Brancacci Chapel (see "Access notes")
https://www.firenzecard.it/en/museum/cappella-brancacci

The card still allows for only a single entry to each attraction it includes.

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I've taken advantage of the timing option on other such cards by entering a large museum shortly before the card is due to expire, thereby getting several extra hours of validity. This doesn't work for the transportation benefits included in some cards, obviously.

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I've taken advantage of the timing option on other such cards by
entering a large museum shortly before the card is due to expire,
thereby getting several extra hours of validity.

Oooh, that's a really good tip! 👍

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Why should anyone get this, when the Passpartout card (E38) gets you into the Uffizi and Pitti complex? What does this add?

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Browse the complete list of attractions the card covers, including SM Novella, Accademia, Museo S. Marco, Bargello, Museo Galileo, Santa Croce, Museo degli Innocenti, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, San Lorenzo, Palazzo Vecchio, Torre di Palazzo Vecchio, Medici Chapels, etc. as well as the attractions the PassPartout covers (Uffizi, Pitti, Boboli, Archaeological Museum, Museum of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure). For people with the time and interest in a deeper dive of Florence, it can work. As with any pass, do the math to see if it will provide more than convenience.

https://www.firenzecard.it/en

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The time limits on such cards mean they often work best for folks who want to go to a lot of places but not spend a great deal of time in each one--though the extra 48 hours here obviously helps. I've often thought that a card could work for some folks on a repeat visit who perhaps are interested in just a small part of a couple of large museums in each of which a first-time visitor might spend half a day or longer. Or someone who has done all the biggies and now wants to knock off a lot of minor sights, quickly.

In general, though, I find the cards for most of the large, really popular destination cities pretty seriously overpriced. I believe the majority of people lose money on them, and the comparative few who save money rarely save very much. Many newish travelers don't seem to realize you can virtually always buy transit passes separately (and you can do so for a time period different from that of the city pass if you want to), so transit benefits on city cards may not be worth all that much.

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I generally agree with you, acraven. For instance, the Omnia Pass (Rome) is seriously overpriced; wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The Paris Museum Pass is pretty good but was better when it allowed unlimited visits to all attractions covered during its validity. The Amici degli Uffizi annual pass (Florence) was a very good buy for us back when it covered many more museums than it does currently, with unlimited visits to all of them. We've never had a card which included public transport.

Anyway, I did a rough breakdown of this one, based on what we saw when last in Florence over the better part of a week, and would have done better than break even on it, even spending the 5 hours or so we did at the Pitti and Uffizi, respectively. You used to be able to add public transport to a Firenzecard for a mere 5 euros or so but I see they're not offering that anymore.

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We used the Firenze Card on our first visit to Florence
I believe it was 72 euros then
We visited well over a dozen sights and doing the math at the time I know we really got our money’s worth

Glad to see it’s back on offer