Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
FLORENCE

Museum jump-the-queue tickets being investigated

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Florence, August 27 - Reports that tour guides and
touts are charging inflated ticket prices to tourists anxious to
jump the queue at such world famous venues as the Uffizi Gallery
will be investigated, Florence's prosecutor announced Tuesday.
The long queues of anxious, sweating tourists can be easy
picking for guides who charge as much as three times the
official price for tickets that allow visitors easier access,
according to recent media reports.
Advance tickets can usually be booked for such popular
venues as the Uffizi, the Accademia, or Rome's Vatican Museums
and these can save visitors from standing in line for hours for
tickets.
But reports suggest some guides are buying blocks of
inexpensive advance tickets, then selling each at a hefty
premium for a package that includes a guided tour.
The Uffizi museum has posted signs warning visitors that
tickets sold at a higher price than the official posted price
are not its responsibility.

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