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how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

Which museums, etc. have long lines, and can they be avoided by buying one of the museum passes available?

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RF

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1. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

pre booking is the only way to beat the masses.......or sometimes on the ground you can book ahead for a day or two in front.

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2. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

We recently were in Venice and had the good fortune to tour both the Basilica and the Doges Palace with no lines. It was a Wednesday. When we passed through the Piazza in the morning there were 50-100 in both lines. It was very crowded in the Piazza. But, when we came back about 4:15 , there was almost no line in either site!We first saw the Basilica. It closes at 5 though, so we didn't have an extensive time to view it, but I felt it was sufficient. The Palazzo closes at 7, so we had a long time to wander there. We were in many rooms all by ourselves. It was wonderful! What a beautiful palace!

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3. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

The only place with really big queues is St Mark's Basilica, and it is not covered by any museum pass.

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4. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

There are queues often for the Campanile, to avoid this get a Vaporetto (No.2) over to San Giorgio and go up that Campanile, in a lot of ways better than San Marco as you over the City not down on it, and rarely are there queues,

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5. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

The basilica isn't covered by a pass but you can pre-book directly: www.basilicasanmarco.it/

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6. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

We bought the Venice pass which often allowed us to skip lines (and enter at another door) at major attractions. As to the Basilica, our hotel got us a timed ticket online for 1 euro; we had a 10 minute wait with that ticket at about 10 AM on a weekday in early May.

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7. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

From our experience last year pre booking the Accedamia and the Guggenheim didn't make any difference as we joined a general queue for everyone. Pre booking te Basilica and the Palace was a godsend!

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8. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

Thanks everyone!

RF

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9. Re: how to avoid lines at tourist attractions

For Doges Palace, you might want to buy your tickets at Museo Correr as the same ticket (Museums of St Marks Square) also covers Doges Palace.

For the Basilica, just prebook as someone mentioned. It costs only 1Euro and allows us immediate entry.

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