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    Italy| Art Museum and Gallery Exhibitions

    Hey everyone. I'm going to be in Florence and Rome between June 27th and July 7th. Know of any big exhibitions going on that I could attend and what museums are a must see?
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    Rome and Florence are one big giant exhibition

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    Yeah. Its my first time going. super stoked about it. Finally get to see everything I studied in person.. finally!
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    You are going in the really busy times though.
    Check out admission procedures before hand, in many places you can prebook tickets and can then skip most of the lines to get in.

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    Definitely book your tickets before for the museums! The Uffizi museum in Florence is a must and you might easily spend a whole morning in the queue in the busiest days if you try to buy the tickets on spot (I seem to remember they let in a fixed number of people at a given time).

    There are too many interesting places to list here, so if you have limited time it's better to pick up a guide and just check out the most renowned ones. Check out the churches too because some famous paintings and sculptures are hosted in smaller churces rather than in museums, but again any guide should list the main ones such as San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome.

    Places like the Sistine Chapel also require booking if they are open for visit. If you are an art academy student don't forget to mention it when booking stuff as there may be discounts or extras.

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    1) The Galleria Borghese in Rome is quite cool, you have to buy tickets online in advance though; and show up at the gallery 30min. before your booked timeframe. It's worth it.

    2) Visit the ancient ruins in Rome, with the Forum Romanum and the imperial houses and, and and...! The area is open to the public but you need to buy a ticket. The entry is located near the coliseum, and if you buy a ticket there, the entry for the coliseum is also included, so you can get into the coliseum really fast as you dont have to wait in line.

    3) In Florence: book uffizi gallery tickets ahead of time. Even with a reservation, lines are still awfully long. (Except maybe in November)

    4) Also in Florence: the Galleria Palatina (in the Pitti Palazzo) is almost as big as the uffizi gallery but less crowded. Totally worth it!

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    Thankyou! all your help is most appreciated! ^_^
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    You miss a great exhibition in Rome about Caravaggio by just one week.

    Galleria Borghese is a must.

    If you like weird stuff in Florence there are La Specola museum of natural history (with the greatest collection of wax anatomical models) and Museo Galielo of history of science. Lot of good reference to draw if you have some time to spend there...

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    I wont be missing it.. I checked for "Caravaggio in Florence" and it goes from May 22nd - October 17th. In the Uffizi Gallery. Oh I'll have my sketchbook with me everywhere I go and totally ready for that super excited to see it all!
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    No sadly I meant this one bigger exhibition in Rome (I misread, it has already ended on June 13th...).
    The exhibtion in Florence is mostly about followers of Caravaggio and seems pretty interesting too.

    More in general:
    Exhibtions in Florence
    Exhibitions in Rome

    I hope they can be useful even if they're written in Italian...

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    Thankyou very much revenebo + Maidith. Most appreciated
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