Monday, July 7, 2008

Reservations are critical at Italy's most popular museums

A visit to Italy is not complete without enjoying a visit to the top sights. This can be taxing if you don't plan ahead and make a reservation. Most of us visit Italy for 10 -14 days. Why waste a minute of your time waiting in line. For the key sights the wait can easily exceed 3 hours. I am amazed at how many people just wing it. I have asked many of them why they didn't make a reservation and the answer is always the same: "I didn't think we needed one" or "I didn't know the line would be so long."

Here are the sights that I recommend you make a reservation to visit:

1. Uffizi Gallery:Florence

2. Accademia: Florence (David by Michelangelo)

3. Borghese:Rome (No entry without a reservation).

4. Santa Maria della Grazia:Milan (Last Supper by Da Vinci)

5. Vatican Museums:Rome (It would be nice, but you have to wait in reservations accepted!) The key is to go later in the day when the crowd has thinned.

6. Colosseo:Rome (Simply buy your ticket at the ticket office at the base of the Palatine Hill. You can then enter the Colosseo bypassing the very long line.

Visit You can click through to make your reservations at these sights and use the saved time for a gelato, Campari, or another sight visit.

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