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best historical pass to buy for touring Italy?Rome-Florence

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best historical pass to buy for touring Italy?Rome-Florence

What is the best deal for visiting all the historical sites in Rome, and Florence?
Is there a good bundle out there that anyone has used, and can easily be bought online.
Want to see all the "must sees" in Rome and Florence.

Thanks!
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There are too many "must sees" and not enough time. It may be better to look them up and figure out which ones you want to or will have time to visit. People often find that it is cheaper to just buy tickets separately. If you really want the best deal, you will have to do planning, which is probably best for Italy since there is so much to see. There are also places to see that are free, like the Pantheon and Trevi fountain. Plus, doing some research ahead of time gives you a better background and history of these places, which will let you appreciate them more when you actually visit.
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daivey wrote:
May 13th, 2018 6:04 pm
What is the best deal for visiting all the historical sites in Rome, and Florence?
Is there a good bundle out there that anyone has used, and can easily be bought online.
Want to see all the "must sees" in Rome and Florence.

Thanks!
got a sight seeing pass when we were in Florence so we didn't have to line up and save some time. In rome, the only pass we got was to the vatican.
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Got the Firenze card for florence. Well worth it as it gives access to most of the major attractions. Best way is to buy it online and then go to any of the pickup locations around town.

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https://www.romeandvaticanpass.com/?aid ... qBEALw_wcB
https://www.tiqets.com/en/rome-c71631/r ... xuEALw_wcB
http://www.romapass.it/en/the-cards/

But, to be honest, just picking what you want to see head of time and getting a skip the line ticket is your best bet. I realize you want plan and see as much as you can but in Rome and Florence, much of it is just doing walkabout and soaking up in the culture and environment. There is something around every corner, much is free and, you cannot see it all.
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True but the major stuff. Collosium, Vatican. Definitely want to get the line by pass stuff
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Pete_Coach wrote:
May 14th, 2018 2:19 pm
https://www.romeandvaticanpass.com/?aid ... qBEALw_wcB
https://www.tiqets.com/en/rome-c71631/r ... xuEALw_wcB
http://www.romapass.it/en/the-cards/

But, to be honest, just picking what you want to see head of time and getting a skip the line ticket is your best bet. I realize you want plan and see as much as you can but in Rome and Florence, much of it is just doing walkabout and soaking up in the culture and environment. There is something around every corner, much is free and, you cannot see it all.
Agreed with Pete. Make a hit list and work your way through it. The underground Collosseo tour conducted by university students is good value IMHO: http://ecm.coopculture.it/index.php?opt ... F9&lang=en

Check your dates for any closures/ schedule changes of opening hours/ festivals even during peak season. (June 4-8 I see Colleseo is closed)
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daivey wrote:
May 14th, 2018 3:53 pm
True but the major stuff. Collosium, Vatican. Definitely want to get the line by pass stuff
A guided tour is the best way to skip lines. Small tours (with only a few people vice 20 or 30 folks) is the best, inmy opinion.
See https://www.viator.com/Rome/d511-ttd?mc ... llEALw_wcB

And for Florence, same thing. https://www.viator.com/Florence/d519-ttd

In Florence, I highly recommend the hop on hop off tour. It takes you all over the city and farther out. 3 different routes. You get to see Piazzale Michelangelo with the huge statue of David and up to a fabulous monastery in the hills of Fiesole. And, do that first so you get an idea of the distance between the things you want to see and spend your time at.
https://www.hop-on-hop-off-bus.com/florence-bus-tours
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