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Florence fines

Guildford, United...
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Florence fines

I had the great pleasure of visiting Florence many times during the 70s/80s/90s and have bored people silly about what a wonderful place it is for decades. Last year i took my new partner there to show her what I meant. I recently received two fines of the same type as many of your other readers (timed within 2 minutes of each other near the overpriced hotel we stayed at). I know you get what you pay for and I never object to paying for quality. However, I am absolutely disgusted at the way the city has become a complete rip off. These revenue generating fines are merely confirmation that a once beautiful city has now become an institutionalised tourist scam centre.

Green Valley...
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18,030 posts
65 reviews
1. Re: Florence fines

" I recently received two fines of the same type as many of your other readers (timed within 2 minutes of each other ..."

Unclear what you are talking about...

Florence, Oregon
Destination Expert
for Oregon Coast
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6,092 posts
19 reviews
2. Re: Florence fines

Agree with voyaging, huh!?!

I'm also wondering how this is travel related?

Eugene, Oregon
Destination Expert
for Eugene, Springfield
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10,088 posts
205 reviews
3. Re: Florence fines

Fines within 2 minutes of each other near the hotel? Speeding? DUI? Littering?

You just dropped in from UK after more than 20 years and had no idea that costs have gone up in the interim? It would help to know more about your travel experiences and expectations, but this is the only posting you've ever made to TA. Very odd.

Tell us what laws you broke to warrant fines.

Oregon Coast
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for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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44,709 posts
1,112 reviews
4. Re: Florence fines

Could miked9 possibly be talking about Florence, ITALY?

Otherwise I too am completely puzzled . . . and I surely would not call Florence, OREGON "an institutionalised tourist scam centre." ! !

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