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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #150 on: June 03, 2014, 12:31:10 PM »
After that, I plan on lunch which I'll need to bring from Rome and then going to see David. I decided against Uffizi because I don't think it will interest us that much. Tip for David - TA reviews say the line is pretty long and to book in advance. However, Accademia's site charges a 4.5 fee for booking online, total of 21.5 pp. But, once again, on Musement one of the last-listed tours in Florence is Accademia :) On sale now for 20 minus the 10 POINTSGUY discount. :D It says the ticket is only valid for the time you choose, so make sure to plan your schedule before picking a time.
Did you book these tickets? I was thinking of booking for 3:00pm (seeing the shul in the morning, then lunch). Do you think they'll let you in if you come a little bit early or late? Musement says you can only get in at the time on the tickets, but how makpid are they?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #151 on: June 03, 2014, 01:13:35 PM »
Did you book these tickets? I was thinking of booking for 3:00pm (seeing the shul in the morning, then lunch). Do you think they'll let you in if you come a little bit early or late? Musement says you can only get in at the time on the tickets, but how makpid are they?
So I actually just spoke with my wife about this (who actually learned about David in Art History class) and we decided that we don't think it's worth going to see. Neither of us are particularly into art that much and neither of us would be wowed by seeing it. It's $15 a person and I think we would appreciate more just walking around Florence more and saving the $30 as we're spending plenty on other attractions whether it's $100 to see Old Rome or $200 to see Mt. Pilatus. That's just our thoughts, and I think we're going to turn down on this idea.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #152 on: June 03, 2014, 01:27:24 PM »
So I actually just spoke with my wife about this (who actually learned about David in Art History class) and we decided that we don't think it's worth going to see. Neither of us are particularly into art that much and neither of us would be wowed by seeing it. It's $15 a person and I think we would appreciate more just walking around Florence more and saving the $30 as we're spending plenty on other attractions whether it's $100 to see Old Rome or $200 to see Mt. Pilatus. That's just our thoughts, and I think we're going to turn down on this idea.
I hear you. I know, the Rome tours and Mt Pilatus trips are expensive. Neither of us are art people, but we might go to see it anyway. Still thinking about it.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #153 on: June 06, 2014, 12:10:32 AM »
I just read through this whole thread and got some great input, but since I'm going with a serious time constraint, I was hoping to get some help. We will be arriving to florence on a wednesday morning from Venice at around 11:30am with a train to rome at like 515pm.

We definitely want to check out the leather market and do the Rick Steves walking tour, but since we are only there for about 6 hours, we're still trying to figure out how to best spend the time.

My question is this: what is the minimum amount of time that would have to be spent at these places for them to be worth visiting?

1) Synagogue / Museum
2) Uffizi
3) Accademia

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #154 on: June 06, 2014, 12:11:42 AM »
1) 5 minutes, but it is a 20+ minute walk from town
2) 5 minutes
3) can't answer
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #155 on: June 06, 2014, 12:14:38 AM »

1) 5 minutes, but it is a 20+ minute walk from town
2) 5 minutes
3) can't answer

I think each place deserves a lot longer than that...

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #156 on: June 06, 2014, 12:15:54 AM »
I think each place deserves a lot longer than that...
that wasn't the question
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #157 on: June 06, 2014, 12:30:06 AM »
thanks for the input.

obviously if i had more time, i would stay there longer. i almost regret organizing it that way, but since we're staying in rome and taking advantage of the spg 4 nights get 5th free award, we didn't want to pay an extra hotel night in Florence.

We'll try to make the most of it.... I really wanted to go to that wine tour that was posted. looks amazing

Anyone else have any thoughts on accademia? If 5 minutes are worth it at the Uffizi, I can't imagine having to spend much more time at accademia after seeing David. Only issue is that the link posted above (http://www.musement.com/en/florence/the-accademia-gallery_tickets) won't let me book it for next week....

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #158 on: June 06, 2014, 12:34:19 AM »
sorry, I mixed up 2 and 3
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #159 on: June 22, 2014, 02:05:38 AM »
Anyone ever went to the Gucci or Ferragamo museum?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #160 on: June 22, 2014, 10:12:32 AM »
Anyone ever went to the Gucci or Ferragamo museum?
I went to Ferragamo museum. Its inside the store. Cool to see for the wife. To me, it's shoes. Unfortunately she suckered me into buying her a pair :/

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #161 on: June 22, 2014, 10:14:09 AM »
thanks for the input.

obviously if i had more time, i would stay there longer. i almost regret organizing it that way, but since we're staying in rome and taking advantage of the spg 4 nights get 5th free award, we didn't want to pay an extra hotel night in Florence.

We'll try to make the most of it.... I really wanted to go to that wine tour that was posted. looks amazing

Anyone else have any thoughts on accademia? If 5 minutes are worth it at the Uffizi, I can't imagine having to spend much more time at accademia after seeing David. Only issue is that the link posted above (http://www.musement.com/en/florence/the-accademia-gallery_tickets) won't let me book it for next week....

Buy the pass. It makes a huge difference.
You'll be there for 10 minutes max.
Uffizi is huge. Either skip it or take an hour.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #162 on: July 07, 2014, 11:43:47 AM »
FYI, the kosher market in Florence has closed. The only kosher food available was found at Ruth's.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #163 on: July 27, 2014, 11:37:38 AM »
I already heard back from the Chabad Rabbi. He said to call him. My guess is he doesn't want anything in writing which is not normally a good sign.

So, what did he tell you when you spoke to him?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #164 on: July 27, 2014, 11:43:29 AM »
So, what did he tell you when you spoke to him?
I ended up not calling the Chabad in Florence to ask about Ruth's although I could have just walked in and asked them when I was there, as it does you doors down. We heard from other sources that Ruth's was not reliable and to just bring food from elsewhere which  is exactly what we did.