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a VirtualTourist member asked on Oct 20, 2016


David Tomorrow?

We only have tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 21) and night in Florence before we fly out Saturday morning. I really want to see the statue David but I hear that the lines are always long unless you're on a tour. Will I be able to get into a tour that lasts just an hour or 2 if I don't get there until noon or shortly after tomorrow? What is the best way to set something up? (We do not have a phone here....)

We plan to stay in an Airbnb apartment in Pont Vecchio. I would really appreciate your help with this as I don't want to spend our limited time waiting in line to see the exhibit. Also, do you have any other things that are nearby that would be quick and easy to see?

Many thanks in advance!

5 Answers

answered on 10/20/16 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

There is supposed to be a little ticket office right across the street from the Accademia. Go there first thing and see if they have any tickets left for open time slots.

I don't have the address but will do a little digging...

answered on 10/20/16 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

OK, I found this on Rick Steve's website:

Other ticket offices at:
"Orsanmichele Church (daily 9:00–16:00, closed Sun off-season, along Via de' Calzaiuoli)

"My Accademia Libreria bookstore across from the Accademia's exit (Tue–Sun 8:15–17:30, closed Mon.) Via Ricasoli 105"

As near as I've been able to find, people have gotten their hands on tickets at both fairly recently BUT there's no promise that either will have them for the day/time you wish. The ticket office at Orsanmichele is said to be small and easily missed so keep your eyes open.

answered on 10/20/16 by
a VT member from Miami

God suggestions above.
You can also ask the concierge in your hotel or hotel manager to see if they have a connection.
We were fortunate, we went in December and there were no lines - in and out and only about 20 people total inside.
I have a video on my Florence page: [original VT link]

I was bad. I had the camera around my neck, hanging on my chest and my hands behind my back walking about innocently.

answered on 10/20/16 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

My first thought too, Homer, but then I saw that they're staying in an Airbnb so no concierge!
Rats. :O(

answered on 10/20/16 by
a VT member from Sacramento

Do you have computer access?

Enjoy your visit to Florence.

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