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Accademia Gallery on free Sunday

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Accademia Gallery on free Sunday

We can only visit the Accademia Gallery on the first Sunday of the month (free admission day). Anticipating that crowds will be crazy, what time of the day would be strategically best to avoid the bigger crowds? Would like to go late afternoon and not planning to spend too much time at the museum. Would there be less crowds that time of day? (4:00 - on). Thanks in advance for any tips.

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1. Re: Accademia Gallery on free Sunday

I actually answered most of these questions in your earlier thread from 2 months ago.


From my experience, a morning visit (shortly after opening) worked out great for me - NO LINES!!! I also did a search on the Florence forum for Free Sunday and the majority of responses were 1) Don't visit on Free Sundays and 2) If you must visit, visit in the morning.

It would seem to me that if there was a long line, it might not be as taxing in the morning vs the afternoon due to heat. If you decide to visit in the afternoon, make sure to stay hydrated.

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2. Re: Accademia Gallery on free Sunday

When we were in Italy last year, everything we REALLY wanted to see, we got there at opening time. We didn't book anything (other than a Colosseum tour in Rome) and we didn't wait very long for anything. Be prepared to get out early, not sleep in (that's not what holidays are for, to me!) and you will see quite a bit.

It's always been said on here that it's insane to go on Free Sundays, but sometimes you just have to do it on that day.

Edited: 06 August 2018, 10:36
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