This day started in Florence. The cost of travel from Pisa to Florence is included in the previous blog. A detailed breakdown of the expenses per person is given below.
a) €21 for travel: €9 (train from Pisa to Florence)* + €12 (train from Florence to Rome)
b) €20 for lodging: Night stay at hostel
c) €9 for food: €5 (McD) + €1 (biscuits) + €3 (panini)
d) €38 for entry tickets: €12 (Galleria dell' Accademia) + €18 (sights in Piazza dell Duomo) + €8 (Santa Croce)
Unplanned expense of €2 for purchasing umbrella and poncho.
*Cost of train from Pisa to Florence in already included in the previous blog. I have added it here for the sake of completeness.
Our total expenditure in Florence came to around €80 per person. The expenditure breakdown does not include purchase of souvenirs.
The Firenzecard or the Florence Card is a city pass for Florence. It costs €85 and is valid for 72 hours after first use. The card covers admission to some museums, villas and gardens as well as unlimited use public transport and free wifi access across the city. It saves time as most museums have separate queues for card holders. The downside of the card is that only one free admission is allowed per museum and at least eight museums have to be covered to justify its cost. The card can be purchased online or at specific locations in Florence. You can learn more about the card at their website firenzecard.it
Since our visit was only for one day and our itinerary did not cover as many museums, we opted against purchasing the card. However, considering the time available and budget, the reader can definitely do an assessment if the Firenzecard is helpful.