Letter: Behind closed doors

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Sir: Some weeks ago you reported the welcome news that one of the reforms to be introduced in Italy would be the immediate revision of national museum opening hours; these were to be open in the afternoons, and standard (and irksome) closing times of 1 or 2 pm were to be abolished. Having just returned from an Independent Travel Offer long weekend in Florence, I think your readers should know that, with the exception of the Uffizi, which has long had extended opening hours, all museums that we visited, or tried to visit, closed as usual at 2 or 1 pm. We were sadly disappointed.

Yours faithfully,


Sibbertoft, Northamptonshire

18 May