Hello, could I know why the Sleeps/Apartments section is not allowed? I read the guidelines (http://wikitravel.org/en/Apt#Rental_listings) 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacation_rental 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 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs)
The listing below was moved across here as per the explanation above. -- felix 14:13, 8 September 2011 (EDT)
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.
Hi, I'm not sure why the below was removed:
"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."
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.
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.
Why would a completely relevant external link be removed? Yes I am talking about Florence-Journal.com 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?
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...
Can't find anything on the museum site about making reservations. Any chance of a link for that?
Going to Florence, more useful information is needed in article =
Allow photography? =
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
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)
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)
World War II Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
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
User 184.108.40.206 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)
The list of hotels on this article had become longer than most complete WT articles , 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
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 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 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= http://www.giardinodileopolda.com -- felix 11:19, 22 February 2011 (EST)
Breadcrumb trail not displaying
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)
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 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs)
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.