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.