Subject: Re: Accademia entrance

Two ways we've found to avoid the long lines:

First, if you hire a certified guide, he can pick up the tickets the day before your intended entrance at the ticket office across the river (it's a very limited time window when they are permitted to do this... much Italian anxiety!)

Second, go late in the afternoon, just prior to the time when the last visitors are admitted. The last 4 visits, we had no wait &the galleries were quite empty, as all the tour bus folk were gone! This won't work if you want to spend several hours there, tho.

Gail In Eugene but never for long