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FirenzeCard is it Worth It? - Firenze Card Vs Florence City Pass

What of Firenze City Passes

Florence, or "the Renaissance City", is a destination featuring many attractions and interesting guided tours. Galleries Uffizi and Academia and the cathedral topped by the iconic dome are top points of interest, but there is much more to see in Florence. So, if you come to the Renaissance City to explore, either one of available city passes can help you to save a lot of money and time in the process.

Both city cards offer significant savings. The only question is which one of them serves your purposes better. Besides city cards, we have also elaborated top attractions and why you should take an interest in them. Therefore, get informed, choose the card (links are provided) that is more suitable for you and enjoy Florence.

Firenze Card

Florence City Pass

What is Firenzecard?

Firenzecard offers you to visit many attractions of the Renaissance city within 72-hour time frame; upgraded card entitles you to use the public transportation, too. The more attractions you visit, the more you save

Florence City Pass is ideal for tourists wishing to save time and money while touring top attractions and booking various guided tours

Prices

Firenzecard: €84 (£74.8)

Basic Florence City Pass: €57.5 (£51.2)

Premium Florence City Pass: €65 (£57.9)

Gold Florence City Pass: €100 (£89.1)

Validity Firenzecard is valid for 72 hours after you start a visit to the first attraction Flexible
Why is it suitable for me? Firenzecard is a handy card for tourists planning to tour Florence at fast pace; it provides free and priority access to most of the city's museums and attractions Florence City Pass doesn't have a time limit of 1 or 2 days; hence you can visit some top attractions and benefit of guided tours' discounts at the pace that suits you best
Transportation Purchase Firenzecard+ (additional €5) with your Firenzecard to gain access to the public transport; means of transport available for use are buses Ataf & Linea and tram Florence City Pass doesn't include the use of the city's public transport; however, with Premium and Gold passes, you benefit of airport transfers
Paid for attractions included 72 attractions and museums Dozens of museums, attractions, excursions and guided tours
Top Attractions
Florence Cathedral - Duomo (a symbol of the city featuring Renaissance and Gothic elements) Free entry to Cupola No
Baptistery of Saint John DuomoBattistero (a famous octagonal baptistery whose doors introduce various Biblical scenes) Fast track entry No
Galleria dell'Academia Gallery (home to Michelangelo's David) Fast track entry Fast track entry
Galleria degli Uffizi Gallery (a museum housing legendary masterpieces) Fast track entry Fast track entry
Palazzo Pitti (the Renaissance palace housing several museums and with beautiful gardens) Fast track entry 20% discounts and fast track entries to Palatine and Modern Art museums and Boboli Gardens (free entry with Gold pass)
Campanile di Giotto (the tower of the Duomo) Fast track entry No
Santa Maria Novella (the oldest city's basilica, housing medieval and Renaissance art) Fast track entry No
Basilica di Santa Croce (a magnificent basilica famous for Giotto's paintings and tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Dante Alighieri) Fast track entry No
CappelleMedicee - Medici Chapel (the mausoleum of the famous Florentine family and a museum) Fast track entry 20% discount and fast track entry
Palazzo Vecchio (an iconic palace with the dominating tower that houses a museum) Fast track entry No
Cenacolo del Ghirlandaio (a refectory decorated with a great fresco) Fast track entry No
Cappella Brancacci (a church famous for its fresco illustrating St. Peter's life) Fast track entry No
Top Renaissance Museums
Museo di San Marco (the 15th and 16th century art) Fast track entry 20% discount
Museo del Bargello (the museum exhibiting works of art by Michelangelo, Cellini, Donatello and other masters) Fast track entry 20% discount; free entry with Gold pass
Top Archaeological Museums
MuseoArcheologico (a museum displaying Etruscan, Egyptian and Roman items) Fast track entry Fast track entry
Top Tours
Florence Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (City Sightseeing Florence) No 24-hour bus tour is included with Basic and Premium passes while 48-hour tour comes with the Gold Florence City Pass; Line A (13 stations, 60 minutes) and Line B (24 stations, 120 minutes) are available with audio guides in several languages
Uffizi Gallery Tour No 20% discount
Accademia Gallery Tour No 20% discount
Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza Signoria Guided Tour No 20% discount
Bike and Segway Tours
Electric Bike Tour No 20% discount
Segway Tour No 20% discount
Segway Tour by Night No 20% discount
Restaurant discounts You get discounts up to 15% and gifts and free meals at some restaurants, including Eataly Firenze, Hard Rock Cafe, UniversoVegano and Pizzeria BucaNiccolini Discounts for Special Dinner at Florentine Home and Renaissance Court Banquet
Shopping discounts No Shopping at the market and cooking class
Theatre discounts 20% discounts for classical concerts (March - October) at Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina No
Full guidebook No No
How to use? Present the Firenzecard at entry points to attractions Present your Florence City Pass at entrances to attractions
Where to collect the pass? Print your card if you ordered it online or make a purchase at the specified points of sale Order your pass online and print it afterward
Inclusions/exclusions Admission is free for people under 18 years of age who are with the Firenzecard holder 20% discounts are only available for bookings via Ticketbar

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