Subject: Re: Uffizi Reservations
Ciao Paolo,

The following list might be overkill, but one of these booking agencies can probably handle your ticket reservation. If you call the Uffizi directly, there will still be a service charge of about $2US. I have never called the direct Uffizi reservation line, but to be honest I can't imagine that they DON'T have an English-speaking operator. Their phone number from the States is 011-39-055-294883 Monday through Friday 8.30am-6.30pm; Saturday 8.30am-12.30 am. (7 hours ahead of CST)

Obviously, book as early as possible, especially for spring and summer visits. The line to get in without a reservation can sometimes run for 4 hours.

Booking Agencies on the web: http://www.tickitaly.com Tickitaly.com. A new site launched in Spring 2003. Currently you can book tickets online for the Accademia and Uffizi in Florence. http://www.selectitaly.com Select Italy. Advance tickets and reservations for museums in Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice. US company. Also a few vacation rentals (listings by owners), hotels, tour guides. http://www.florenceart.it Florence Art. Florence museum booking. http://www.weekendafirenze.com Weekend a Firenze. Tickets and reservations for galleries in Florence. Also Florence apartment rentals (listings by owners) and tour guides. Most people on our message board have had good service with this company, but one person did not receive his reservations and was still charged (they would not reply to his email) and another go reservation times that overlapped. http://www.goporta.com Italian Connection. Tickets and reservations for galleries in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Venice. http://www.ticketeria.it Ticketeria. Tickets and reservations for galleries in Rome and other places in Italy (including Arezzo frescoes, Tale of the True Cross). http://www.museionline.com Musei Online. Book museums all over Italy. http://www.italywithus.com Italy With Us. Tickets for Milan's Last Supper, Florence's Vasari Corridor, Pisa's Leaning Tower.

Joel, in Chicago