From Oct 9th to the 13th my friend and I will be in Florence. So I have gone multiple times to the website for the Firenze card and see all the museums and historical attractions I'm interested are offered via the card except for climbing the dome if you wanted. I've read the 4 previous posts on this question. The one thing that sucks is that the card is valid for only 72 hours from when you use it for the first time. I see that most of the museums, gardens etc have a specific line for Firenze card holders so that helps speed up getting into the place. With the Uffizi and the Accademia you need to call the number and make a reservation time to get in. I need to call tomorrow and hopefully they will have available times for when where there. I think I read that these museums offer audio tours which is nice because you can walk at your own pace. Going on a tour is great too.
I read an article earlier on the pros and cons and there's no right answer. It just depends it said. I think I'm leaning to not getting it. I know someone said they did the math and compared the cost of all the attractions they planned to visit versus buying the card. Its about the same price. Its a convenience thing of already having paid for the museums etc and having a dedicated entry line. I think its great. Out of the almost 5 days were in Florence two of them will be out to visit Siena and an olive oil tasting tour. From that article I read it said that other then the Uffizi and Accademia the lines for the other attractions is generally fairly quick. It said on a occasions their might be a line but most of the time the wait isn't long. So I can call tomorrow to get our time slots for the Uffizzi and Accademia unless we decided to join a paid tour. We can also pay a little extra to get our tickets for these museums in advance and pay for the others when we decide to go visit them. That why we won't be in a huge line waiting to buy our tickets.
I don't want our trip to be too rigid. We need time for La dolce fare niente. So does anyone agree or disagree that the lines at the other attractions normally aren't too long? I think it will be better not having the card because then we don't have to rush seeing everything I want to see in 72 hours. Also we plan to join at least one tour of the city which may or may not already include one of the museums. Typing this out is helping me to process whats the best choice for us and I think its just buying the tickets as we go along. That way we can spread out going to the various museums over of 5 days along with our two day trips.