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San Galgano[edit]

I rolled back the link to The Abbey of San Galgano. See Talk:The Abbey of San Galgano. --Evan 11:34, 5 January 2007 (EST)

Deleted Sleep listings[edit]

This guy has deleted a number of sleep listings without comment. Have they been moved to the right place? Jpatokal 07:29, 24 July 2007 (EDT)

He/she seems to have deleted them a couple of times before as well. Two of the listings are suspect but the first two seem ok. I'll restore them for now.--Wandering 09:03, 24 July 2007 (EDT)

The following was moved off the article page. Listings should be in the towns, if towns don't exist, start them. OldPine 20:06, 14 August 2007 (EDT)

  • Villa Il Doccio Cicogna, Tuscany, Italy. A beautiful restored farmhouse with 4 units to rent. Accommodates up to 15 people very comfortably. Includes access to pool and hot tub. There is a large veranda for outdoor dining that overlooks the vineyard. Close to all the major attractions in central Tuscany.
  • Casa di Vignolo Pergine Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy. The oldest part of the building was built in the 1400's. Fully restored while maintaining the 'old world' charm you'd expect from such an old building. Located in the small town of Pergine Valdarno where there is a good restaurant, bakery, pharmacy, butcher, grocery store and bank.
  • listing deleted from page as the URL is now blacklisted - see previous revision for details
  • Casa Burraia Charming country house near Montepulciano, swimmingpool and Gym. Parking by the house.
  • Agriturismo Several country holidays and agriturismo solutions to sleep across all Tuscany.

Cities[edit]

Time to prune the list of cities? My top nine candidates are:

Comments? Changes? --Wandering 13:48, 8 January 2008 (EST)

I agree more or less. I haven't been to Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza or San Gimignano, but I know at least San Gimignano deserves to be in there. I would perhaps still add Viareggio to the list. Timo Laine 06:31, 18 June 2008 (EDT)

Posted 27th of June 2009 I find Piombino quite interesting all year around, this town has really got it all.

The pages listed in the Provinces section are the same pages as those for the cities. I think new pages for each province should be created, such as Arezzo (Province). The cites and other destinations would then need to be added to the correct province page. It will then be possible to prune the list of cities.Chris1515 10:00, 4 August 2009 (EDT)
Indeed, the cities list is too long—time to subdivide into regions. After creating the province articles, it would be good to prune the list to nine cities, and the above recommended list seems fine to me. --Peter Talk 14:18, 4 August 2009 (EDT)
I have now created the province pages and copied all the cities to these province pages. I have pruned the cites list to the 9 suggested above. A number of sub-regions for Tuscany have been created in the past. Those that are entirely within one province have been moved to that province. These still need some rationalisation which I will try to do.Chris1515 11:59, 20 August 2009 (EDT)

outline for Tuscany[edit]

I think this article has enough content.Pz-engl 11:47, 6 June 2008 (EDT)

Removed listings[edit]

These need to go in their relevant city article:

  • [1]. The impressive Abbey of San Galgano and its best sight: the sword in the stone
  • Organic Tuscany Cooking Classes (Italian Cooking School), Loc. Pino, Certaldo 50052, + 1 347 417 5907, [2]. Organic Tuscany offers week-long cooking classes in the Tuscan countryside with accommodation in a magnificent 19th century villa. The program includes visits to local organic farms where the fresh, local food they use is grown, hands-on cooking lessons with traditional Tuscan and Italian recipes, wine and oil tastings and tours of Florence and Siena.  edit
  • Authentic Tuscan cooking class [3] in a wonderful Chianti villa, tailor-made course up to 6 people. You would enjoy a fantastic cooking course. You will learn everything you will need to know to prepare an authentic Tuscan meal with a hint of international twist from the antipasto course to the dessert. Carry back with you the ability to recreate an enviable Italian dinner at home, from homemade pasta, lasagne, panzanella and ribollita to tiramisu and schiacciata con l'uva.

To who took off the listing. Please reconsider it. Travellers when looking for something to do they look under the region and not the city. This is customary and I believe that no one will find a specific thing to do or eat if they would have to look under each of the 200 and more town or village. So if I go to Provence and want to do a cooking class, I will never look under each oof its town, it will take a day, so I will abandon Wikitravel for something else. I am sure that other places are under a different rule. Also this rule helps large cities and penalises regions with small villages like tuscany. A large city like New York or Paris, if I am looking for what to do, I will get the result of the activity of 10 million people alltogether, while here, with your idea of distributing things to do into 200 pages, it would be certainly not user friendly. Going by population number, it's like asking New York to have a "thing to do" page for each street. That would be cumbersome. Yes we added the listing for evident commercial reason, that is evident. But I believe that is the spirit of wikytravel " a travel guide to Tuscany" says the title. Your cleaning up now have created a page that is just like Tuscany under Wikipedia, so you are ruining the spirit of a travel guide. The result would be many bounceback.

The anonymous user is entirely correct, listings should go in the city articles - this is a long established policy of wikitravel. See Wikitravel:Where you can stick it for more information. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 17:07, 21 February 2010 (EST)

Tuscany's beaches?[edit]

You hear a lot about holidays in Tuscany’s countryside, but what about Tuscany’s fine beaches? Marina di Carrara, Marina di Massa, Lucca, Lido di Camaiore, Cinquale, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, Viareggio… —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 77.44.46.185 (talkcontribs)

Parks[edit]

If someone who knows Tuscany well can make some sense of this jumble, please go ahead! Deleted from the main article.

National Parks of the Tuscan Archipelago[edit]

The National Park of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna

The National Park of the Tusco-Emilian Apennines

The Maremma Regional Park

The Park of the Apuan Alps

The Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli

The Montioni nature park

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