Introducing the ArtFast Pass for Florence Sites

The Tuscan Traveler turned us on to the new ArtFast Priority Pass — which for seven euros per year allows tourists and locals to skip the lines at its famous Duomo, which can get crowded in peak season. The card grants expedited entry to six attractions in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, including the Duomo, its cupola and bell tower, the Baptistery of St. John, the Crypt of San Reparta and the Museum of the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore. When arriving at the Duomo and its surrounding sites, users bypass the standby lines and go straight to the entrance or to the priority line, swiping the card at the entrance turnstile to gain access. The cost of the card does not include admission prices, which vary according to the attraction. The ArtFast Priority Pass is sold online at and can be mailed to the buyer’s address within seven days. ArtFast is still a new service, and hopes to expand to other Florentine museums – like the Uffizi and the Accademia – as well as to other Italian cities, if it is well-received at the Duomo.– Elaine Murphy