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Hello, could I know why the Sleeps/Apartments section is not allowed? I read the guidelines ( and I can say that in my area (Florence Ponte Vecchio/S.Spirito/S.Niccolò) there are many many tourists which choose this form of accomodation for short vacations. You may look also at for example, or try google with vacation rentals: it seems demonstrated that apartments are a common form of accomodations, here in Florence as in the other main touristic towns of the world... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

The first bullet point of the Apt guideline is "Consensus must be achieved on the article's talk page that rental listings should be allowed". Since there was no such agreement, and since apartment listings tend to be problematic at Wikitravel, I removed the section. If there is broad agreement that the Florence article would benefit from having such a section then I definitely wouldn't be opposed to seeing one added, but there needs to be an agreement to include one first. -- Ryan • (talk) • 13:30, 15 April 2011 (EDT)

The listing below was moved across here as per the explanation above. -- felix 14:13, 8 September 2011 (EDT)

  • Florence Apartments, Via del Bufalini, 15. ☎ +39 055 9061404, [1]. Choose from our 150 Availabilities. Serviced apartments since 2001. €14-100 per night. Instant confirmations.


Most of the hotels in the mid-range section have been added by the same user. That user has also added hotels to the pages of many other Italian cities. ALL these links point to hotel sites made by the same web designer/agency. Looks like large-scale advertising to me.

Stendhal Syndrome[edit]

Hi, I'm not sure why the below was removed:

Beware of Stendhal syndrome, dizzyness caused by being overwhelmed by Florence's fantastically beautiful art! Take a break, have a gellato or a capuccino or a glass of Tuscan wine.

If you think this was just some sillyness I made up, that is not so, and a number of guide books mention it. See also Wikipedia:Stendhal syndrome. -- Infrogmation 15:03, 25 May 2004 (EDT)

Aha. Yes, I thought it was some silliness you made up. I'll reinstate it! --Evan 17:03, 25 May 2004 (EDT)


"Florence is connected by good highways to the rest of Italy. Cars aren't allowed in the old town center, so plan on parking your car and leaving it for a while."


"Much of the town center is blocked off to automobiles; motor-bikes are common."

I was highly irritated by the amount of cars in Florence. But I must say I was in Venice the days before... But still, I found the part where cars aren't allowed ridicilously small. Guaka 13:30, 27 May 2004 (EDT)

It's not the amount of cars, it's the ridiculously narrow sidewalk for all the pedestrians. -Charles


It's difficult to find a hotel with an Internet connection in the room. The Hotel Inn offers it in their executive rooms, but it has port-blocking on 25 (email) and telnet/ssh.

The bed and breakfast listed looks like it has full internet, I wish I'd booked with them in advance. For those of you who don't need a connection at one in the morning, there are many internet points open from 10am to 10pm.

Machiavelli has internet in the lobby, in their hotel next door.. Calzaiuli has it in-room -- they cost twice as much. Starhotel has recently disabled internet access for "security" reasons.


See[edit][add listing]

A good article but there are vitually no links. Links from the museums and main sites (Ponte Vecchio, etc) to wikipedia articles would be nice.

What is the deal on external links?[edit]

Why would a completely relevant external link be removed? Yes I am talking about This whole Florence page is very weak and reads like it was written by a high school student. Adding a link to a site with relevant, factual information seems to be in the interest of the general public. It is called "External Links" after all - no one is forcing you to click on it, but people should be given a chance, no?

See Wikitravel:External links. The short answer is that we would like to have complete articles here. Even in incomplete articles, we are uninterested in external links as we assume the traveller can figure out how to use Google or purchase a Lonely Planet guide without any handholding from us. -- Colin 17:16, 2 Jan 2006 (EST)

The my question remains - why have them (External Links) at all? A "complete" article is a great goal, but it is never going to have everything - or the features or timeliness of something like a blog. The web is ABOUT finding new and relevant things - a web of information. The above quote sounds like it doesn't believe in the spirit of the web in the first place. It is a little strange to think that the official language of this Wiki is that it assumes users are going to turn to Google or a guide book - they have already turned to WikiTravel - why not allow the links and let the user decide...

If you read Wikitravel:External links you will see that one of our goals is to have information for printed guide, or off-line reader. While the web is about information, Wikitravel is about consolidating that information here. If you can stick into a meaningful place in the article as part of the text then it doesn't need to go into the External links section. In fact we have found that section so unhelpful that we now take them out of articles as our article templates don't have them.
And if you feel the article can be improved, plunge forward and edit it so it reads like you want it to. You don't even need to log on, you can do it right now! -- Huttite 07:39, 4 Jan 2006 (EST)

reserving Uffizi[edit]

Can't find anything on the museum site about making reservations. Any chance of a link for that? - "Information and Booking Contact Firenze Musei, Tel: +39 055294883. Booking charge : € 3,00 per person." --Ricardo (Rmx) 11:12, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

Going to Florence, more useful information is needed in article =[edit]

Allow photography? =[edit]

Which museums allow photography? I hate to have to check my $2000 in camera equipment to a teenager running a coat check and usually don't want to walk all the way back to the hotel room? Why isn't this info in every travel article?

Average length of time per museum[edit]

I want to know how many days to budget in Florence verses other cities, but don't know if it these museums are tiny or Louvre sized?


Having lived in Florence for months, I have to say I don't know where the wonderful squares are. Piazza della Signoria is full of tourists, Piazza del Duomo maybe even more. Piazza della Repubblica is cold and unwelcoming. On top of this the prices in a caffè on these piazzas are ridiculous. If you want to make a contrast to the tourist crowds of Florence, you might want to speak of the parks instead, like the Cascine or Boboli. They are beautiful and much more relaxing. Timo Laine 05:43, 18 June 2008 (EDT)

Tour Listings[edit]

The tour listings are a mess. If you think it's important to have WikiTravel articles including listings of commercial tours (and I think this is a problem area, as are unreliable promotional hotel listings in many WikiTravel articles), shouldn't there at least be a separate section that includes only those? Right now, I see a bunch of listings at the end of "Get Around" and more at the beginning of "See." I am creating a "Tours" section after "Other Sites," and moving all these listings there. Feel free to move the section wherever you think best. Michael 08:36, 14 September 2008 (EDT)

This is Michael again, posting now as a registered user. I think the "Tours" section should be deleted, following the example of the "Rome" article (see, where "Tours" is currently the last topic on the page). Does anyone have any objections unrelated to a commercial desire to advertise your tour company? Ikan Kekek 20:54, 1 August 2009 (EDT)
Tour listings in Florence should be reserved for those companies that offer a view of the city different in substance from what you get from visiting the attractions independently, or those able to take you places that you couldn't simply visit yourself. --inas 21:06, 1 August 2009 (EDT)

World War II Florence American Cemetery and Memorial[edit]

Because this cemetery is a bit outside of the city, I have moved a reference to it from the "other sights" section to the "get out section."

User opinion on Florence For Fun[edit]

User made the following comments regarding Florence for Fun. I removed them since it was more describing a personal experience that a listing and it wasn't relevant to touring around Florence (the section it was listed in), but have posted it here for reference in case someone is considering them for getting out of Florence. Shaund 14:32, 22 December 2008 (EST)

Edit: Although they offer trips to places such as Prague and the Swiss Alps, the prices of these trips are quite inflated. For example, as recent as November of 2008, a trip to Prague leaving Friday morning and leaving Prague Sunday night cost 250€. This cost covered a 14 hour bus ride there and back, as well as two nights accomodations at a 3 star hotel. You might want to explore other options, such as flying to Prague out of Pisa for much cheaper rates, and booking a hotel in advance for much cheaper prices.

Sleep listings[edit]

The list of hotels on this article had become longer than most complete WT articles [2], courtesy of the vast hordes of Italian hotel touts/spammers, so I went and removed all listings lacking prices. As usual, that method has been a fairly useful proxy to weed out the entries left by business promoters, and those that have normal, human descriptions.

Aside from a handful of clear external links and rental agency violations, I put all of the deleted listings in this archive, in case anyone wants to look through them and salvage any good material (there isn't much). I salvaged the only two that seemed of any particular interest for the splurge section, since it had become almost empty. --Peter Talk 00:14, 15 July 2009 (EDT)

Sleep listings deleted[edit]

Apparently Giardino di Leopolda Florence is no longer open, although the website is still functional. A one tripadvisor entry from October 2010 corroborates this and if you attempt to check availability, a prompt indicates the place is closed. It should be removed from the list. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:24, 21 February 2011

Removed Giardino di Leopolda Florence on 21 feb 2011-- from a booking enq attempt --"We are currently not taking bookings for this property - this BandB is closed until further notice" url= -- felix 11:19, 22 February 2011 (EST)

Breadcrumb trail not displaying[edit]

Does anyone else see the breadcrumb trail as "Florence (province) : Florence", without the full preceding hierarchy? I haven't seen this problem before, since all articles higher up display the trail properly. --Peter Talk 18:57, 9 October 2009 (EDT)

I had this problem with some city down on the Amalfi coast, just played around with it, until it suddenly worked. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 19:02, 9 October 2009 (EDT)


Cooking class. At one point the whole LEARN section was deleted as "full of spam". With no indication of what was spam and what wasn't. Cooking classes are not spam. The are a reality of florence dating back to the 80ties. They are as important as the Fiorentina (the steak!)I decided to reinstate a generic text with no links so that people would know about the existance of this interesting activity. Indianapolis has art class on Wikitravel, San Sebastian surfing lessons so I believe Florence is entitled for cooking class. If someone believes the spelling or writing still is advertising, please change text AND NOT DELETE THE WHOLE THING.—The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hi! You must be pretty lazy because if you would have even a tiny look around (and would care for Wikitravel) you could easily find out about our policies. E.g. see don't tout and welcome, business owners as a starting point. Your listing is not in line with our standards so it is very unlike to stay. jan 05:31, 15 June 2010 (EDT)

The last editing by Meltdown "Courses: Glass Bead Making (Lampwork) / Jewelry Design / Mixed Media" sounds like an advertisement. And the activity is in Camaiore NOT in Florence. We should keep the page clear: I suggest to delete it.