Florence ticket options available

FLORENCE, Italy--Travelers leery of the long lines of people waiting to see Michelangelo's "David" at the Galleria della Accademia in Florence can get a jump on the crowds by buying their tickets beforehand.

One option is through the Weekend a Firenze Web site, the leading on-line ticket service for the Uffizi Gallery. The company has begun selling tickets to the "David" as well as to the Museum of the Bargello, known for its Renaissance sculpture. Agents can purchase tickets and receive confirmations and voucher numbers on-line for their clients.

Weekend a Firenze, Phone: (011) 39-55 242-638, Fax: (011) 39-55 242-248, Web: www.weekendafirenze.com.

Select Italy, a Chicago-based operator, offers another option for Florence-bound clients, a Museum Pass available for $99. The pass includes admission to the Galleria della Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence as well as to the Galleria Borghese in Rome and 14 historical churches in Venice. Agents receive $9 per pass.

Select Italy, Phone: (847) 853-1661, Fax: (847) 853-1667

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