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Take the Guesswork Out of Booking a Museum
Take the Guesswork Out of Booking a Museum in Italy
How many art museums does Italy have? The exact number is hard to say; in fact, considering the sheer number of museums in the Bel Paese, to tour them all would be an overwhelming challenge. Carefully choosing which museums to visit and booking them before you go will enrich your Italian experience while saving you hours spent in long lines with other tourists. Skip-the-line tickets are one of the distinct advantages of Select Italy's service, but at certain museums there is no line at all. That's because access is by advance booking only and without a confirmed reservation in hand, you won't be allowed inside the front door! This is the case for The Last Supper in Milan (30 lucky ticket holders at 15 minute intervals) and the Borghese Gallery in Rome (200 visitors who can stay inside the villa for a maximum of two hours). The time and amount of people allowed in varies according to whether it is a single room, like the refectory where Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous but fragile fresco is housed, or a two-story Roman villa containing works by such luminaries as Bernini, Raphael, and Titian. The 30/15 ...

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