Which Florence City Pass is Best?

This post provides information about each of the tourist attraction discount passes available in Florence. We’ll include details about how much money you can save, which activities are offered by each pass and how to use each service.

 

 


OVERVIEW

Tourist attraction passes provide discounts on a variety of different activities, museums, tours, day trips, and more.

Some passes include skip-the-line entry at certain locations, allowing you to save both time and money.

Here are a few of the more popular attractions included with most Florence tourist passes:

  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome
  • Mario Marini Museum
  • Casa Martelli Museum
  • Jewish Museum & Synagogue
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Guided Florence Bike Tour
  • Florence Walking Tour
  • Pisa Walking Tour

This is just a handful of the activities you can expect to save money on with a tourist pass in this city. Each service has its own unique advantages that aren’t included in other passes.

Depending on which pass you choose, you could save anywhere from 10% – 50% or more off general admission prices.

For more details, check out our before you buy section below.

 


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BEFORE YOU BUY

Although these tourist passes can be a great way to save money on popular attractions, it’s important to consider how you’ll be spending your time in Florence before picking a pass.

 

 

This section will provide details about how each type of pass works and the best way to use them.


All-Inclusive

This type of pass includes admission to dozens of different attractions for a specific amount of time (1, 2, or 3 days).

Rather than paying for individual tickets, you’ll pay one flat price for access to a variety of activities that you can enjoy while your pass is valid.

The best way to take advantage of this pass is to use it for the most expensive attractions included and enjoy as many of them as possible.

Typically, you’ll need to use this service at least 4-5 times per day in order to save a decent amount of money. That said, if you use it effectively, you can save 50% or more with an all-inclusive pass.

These services also include skip-the-line admission at certain popular locations, which means you won’t have to wait in line to get a ticket and take a look inside!

You can also use an all-inclusive pass for additional discounts on day trips, wine tours and more.


Museum Pass

This service focuses primarily on museums, national monuments, and other historic locations, and it actually includes admission to more sites than any other Florence tourist pass.

The pass is active for 3 full days, giving you plenty of time to explore the city at your own leisure and enjoy as many attractions as possible. Like their competitors, you’ll pay one flat price for everything.

 


This photo of the University of Florence Natural History Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

It’s important to note that most people won’t actually be able to enjoy everything included with the pass simply because there are so many different locations to visit.

Another issue is that this pass does not include any tours, so if you want to take a tour or day trip, you might want to consider another service.

That said, the Museum Pass includes a lot of attractions that aren’t on any other pass, and they offer free admission to any family members joining you who are 18 or under.

If you’re going to Florence with your family, it’s nice to know that you won’t need to purchase any additional pass for your kids!

This pass can be purchased with an additional travel card which will allow you to hop on and off public transport lines throughout the city for 3 full days, making it easy to get from one museum to the next.


Prepackaged Pass

Unlike other passes, this type of service provides a few specific activities and offers a flat discount of 20% off all additional attractions or excursions.

You’ll pay one flat price for the pass, but anything not prepackaged will simply be discounted.

This is currently the only pass in Florence to provide a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, so if you’re interested in that service, you may want to consider this option.

In addition to admission to two popular sites, the prepackaged pass also provides an airport transfer that will take you to the city.

The best part about this pass is that there is no time limit, so you don’t have to worry about using it for as many different attractions as possible while it’s valid.

Another advantage to this pass is that a lot of the activities included with the 20% discount are not available with any other service, making this one of the only ways to save money on those attractions.

While this is a good deal even if you don’t use the additional discounts, that’s really what sets the prepackaged pass apart from others.


Combo Packages

If you can’t find a tourist pass you like, there are always combo deals you can purchase to save money on various activities.

These packages typically include at least one walking tour or bus tour, and they might also include admission to a popular attraction.

 


This photo of Caffetteria Bartolini is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Although you won’t save a lot of money with this option, you can expect a discount of at least 10% – 20% off the usual ticket prices.

While a tourist pass will typically include discounted admission to dozens of attractions, a combo package usually only includes 2-3 activities at most.

 


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ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS

The following section will provide details about the all-inclusive tourist pass available in Florence. We’ll include information about how much it costs, which attractions are included and how to save money with the service.


Florence Turbopass

With more than a dozen activities included, this tourist pass is perfect for anyone who wants an introduction to the city of Florence.

In addition to covering admission to several popular museums, attractions, and tours, this pass also includes additional discounts on a variety of tours, day trips, and other fun things to do.

 

Firenze City Pass Turbopass

 

One of the best things about the Turbopass is that it includes skip-the-line admission to some of the most popular museums in the city, allowing you to save time by avoiding the ticket line!

This pass can be purchased for either 1, 2, or 3 days in a row. The longer you have it, the easier it will be to enjoy all of the benefits included. You’ll also pay less per day by purchasing either a 2 or 3-day pass.

Here are some of the most popular attractions included with the Florence Turbopass:

  • Uffizi Gallery (skip-the-line) | €24 
  • Accademia Gallery (skip-the-line) | €16
  • National Archaeological Museum | €7
  • Jewish Museum & Synagogue | €6.50
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum | €7
  • Franco Zeffirelli Museum | €10
  • San Marco Museum | €8
  • Museo Degli Innocenti | €7

In addition to these activities, you can also get discounts on the following services:

  • Half-Day Trip to Pisa | 30% off
  • Guided Florence Bike Tour | 20% off
  • Day Trip to Cinque Terre & Portovenere | 35% off
  • Guided Tour of Tuscany | 30% off
  • Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting | 30% off

Prices

  • 1-Day Pass: €59.90/Adults | €39.90/Teens | €19.90/Kids
  • 2-Day Pass: €69.90/Adults | €44.90/Teens | €24.90/Kids
    • Cost Per Day: €34.95/Adults | €22.45/Teens | €12.45/Kids
  • 3-Day Pass: €79.90/Adults | €49.90/Teens | €29.90/Kids
    • Cost Per Day: €26.63/Adults | €16.63/Teens | €9.97/Kids

Purchase the Florence Turbopass or learn more.

While this pass is a good deal even if you just use it for the included activities, you’ll enjoy the most savings by using it for the additional discounted day trips and tours.

The main issue with the Florence Turbopass is that you really have to use it for as many attractions as possible in order to save some money. 

If you’re interested in seeing each of the museums and other locations included with this pass and you don’t mind spending 3 consecutive days darting around the city to visit them all, this is a great discount opportunity.

Although it is recommended to purchase a travel card to get around the city, this service is not included with the Turbopass.

 


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MUSEUM PASS

In this section, we’ll cover all the details you need to know about the Florence museum pass, including how to use the pass, which attractions are provided and the price of the service.


Firenze Card

If you’re looking for a pass that will cover a lot of different museums and attractions, this service provides admission to more sites than any other tourist pass in Florence.

The Firenze Card is valid for a total of 3 days, giving you plenty of time to explore the city and see as much as possible with the pass.

 

 

Visitors with this card will receive priority access (skip-the-line) to each museum included with the exception of the Grande Museo del Duomo Complex.

While you will need to make reservations at a few locations to get priority access, most sites will let you skip the ticket queue simply by showing your Firenze Card.

Best of all, this tourist pass includes free admission for all family members under the age of 18. If you’re a parent with kids, this is an invaluable resource that ensures you won’t have to purchase any additional passes or tickets!

Aside from the attractions, this tourist pass also provides discounts on a variety of services including tours, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more. Deals range from 10% – 40% off.

In addition to their main pass, this company also provides what they call the Firenze Card +, which will give you access to the city’s public transportation for 3 full days – including buses, trams, and ATAF.

Here are some of the most popular attractions and museums included with the Firenze Card:

  • Uffizi Gallery | €24 
  • Accademia Gallery | €16
  • National Archaeological Museum | €7
  • Jewish Museum & Synagogue | €6.50
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome | €18
  • Brancacci Chapel | €10
  • Palazzo Vecchio Museum | €4
  • Santa Maria Novella | €7.50
  • Palazzo Medici Riccardi | €7
  • Medici Chapels | €9
  • Galileo Museum | €10
  • Dante’s House | €4
  • Laurentian Library | €3
  • Basilica of San Lorenzo | €8
  • And many more!

Prices

  • Firenze Card: €85 per person
  • Firenze Card + (travel card): €7

Purchase the Firenze Card or learn more.

In total, this tourist pass currently provides admission to 78 different museums and attractions in Florence, making it the most extensive discount card in the city.

That said, it should be noted that the Firenze Card does not include any tours and you have to purchase a travel card separately, so you won’t save much money on transportation.

Thankfully, one of the discounts they offer is on City Sightseeing bus tours, allowing you to save 10% off general admission!

Similar to the all-inclusive pass, it will be important to use the Firenze Card for as many attractions as possible while it is valid in order to get the biggest possible discount.

The more locations you visit with this pass, the more money you’ll end up saving on admission costs – and it’s not difficult to do since there are so many different attractions to choose from!

 


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PREPACKAGED PASS

This section provides information about the prepackaged pass, including details about which activities they offer, how you can use this service to save money and what it costs.


Florence City Pass

While every other pass is only valid for a few days at most, this is the only one that has no time limit, allowing you to explore the city at your own leisure.

The Florence City Pass is the only pass that includes a hop on hop off bus tour (€23) and a 2-way airport transfer (€10), making transportation around the city much easier.

In addition to those services, you’ll also receive admission to the following popular sites:

  • Uffizi Gallery (skip-the-line) | €24 
  • Accademia Gallery (skip-the-line) | €16 OR
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome (skip-the-line) | €18

Aside from these attractions and activities, the Florence City Pass also provides an across the board 20% discount on a variety of additional tours, day trips, restaurants and more.

These additional discounts are where the pass really shines, as there are some services included that aren’t available on any other tourist pass. Here are a few examples of activities with a 20% discount:

  • Pisa Day Trip
  • Rome Day Trip
  • Venice Day Trip
  • Uffizi Gallery Tour
  • Accademia Gallery Tour
  • Florence Segway Tour
  • Pisa Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • Renaissance & Medieval Walking Tour
  • And more!

Prices

  • €91/Adults | €43/Children
  • Kids 2 and under are free

Purchase the Florence City Pass or learn more.

If you look at the individual price of every activity and attraction included, it’s clear that if you actually want to save any money with this pass, it will be necessary to take advantage of their additional services for 20% off.

This is an especially good deal if you want to take a day trip to Pisa, Venice or Rome, as each of these activities are included at a discount.

That said, if you have no interest in the additional discounts, the Florence City Pass is not worth it for the guaranteed services alone. Please keep that in mind before making a purchase.

 


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COMBO PACKAGES

In addition to all the tourist passes available in Florence, there are also several combo packages to choose from.

This section will provide details about some of the best combo deals in the city and how much they cost.

 

 

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour + Brunelleschi’s Dome

  • 24-Hour Bus Tour: €80/Adults | €50/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour: €85/Adults | €52/Children
  • Includes a guided tour of Florence Cathedral.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour + Uffizi Gallery

  • 24-Hour Bus Tour: €70/Adults | €59/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour: €75/Adults | €60/Children
  • Includes a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour + Accademia Gallery

  • 24-Hour Bus Tour: €60/Adults | €48/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour: €65/Adults | €50/Children
  • Includes a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Uffizi Gallery + Florence Walking Tour

  • €64/Adults | €55/Youth, Students | €37/Kids | €60/Seniors
  • Includes a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Includes cappuccino or gelato before the tour.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Accademia Gallery + Florence Walking Tour

Uffizi Gallery + Accademia Gallery + Florence Walking Tour

  • €88/Adults | €86/Youth, Students, Seniors | €65/Kids
  • Includes a guided tour of both galleries.
  • Includes a free bottle of water or ice cream.
  • Includes free souvenir.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

 


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