'Jersey Shore' Cast Banned From Filming At Florence's Popular Tourist Attractions

Posted May 6th 2011 02:00 PMUpdated May 6th 2011 09:35 PM

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Poor Snooki. The "Jersey Shore" gal will be seeing a lot of less Florence than expected as the gang have been banned by Florentine authorities from filming at many of the city's most popular and recognizable tourist spots, NBC Philadelphia's Teresa Masterson reports.

The mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, has forbidden the cast from filming inside some of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, including the Uffizi and Boboli Gardens, according to Kataweb.it.

He has, however, granted them access to film in public areas, including the Palazzo Vecchio.

Now Mussolini's granddaughter (yes, that Mussolini) is getting in on the anti-"Jersey Shore" action, calling the mayor's permission to allow filming in the city of Botticelli and Michaelangelo "pure madness" and "shameful", La Nazione reports.

The superintendent of state museums has banned the cast from filming inside any state-run properties.

The "Jersey Shore" gang descend on the famous Italian city on May 8th to film season 4 of their hit MTV reality show.

Never fear, GTL-ers! AOL Travel put together a list of "Jersey Shore"-like beaches around Europe that the group can head to when they're not feeling the love in Florence.

What do you think about the "Jersey Shore" cast being banned from popular tourist spots? Check out our poll below!

Banning the "Jersey Shore" cast from filming inside tourist spots is...
Brilliant! Maybe it will teach them a lesson.3052 (63.7%)
So stupid. Get off your high horse and allow them to film!775 (16.2%)
Who?966 (20.2%)


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babs31751

Get real they are the most ignorant. I can not express it enough...they are not Jersey people. The are all NY transplants. Go back to NY they are used to your ignorant habits.

May 08 2011 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rudunnyet

Since so many Americans of Italian decent and New Jersey natives are offended by by this group, who in their right mind thought that actual native Italians would put up with such negative stereotypical crap?!

May 08 2011 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Catherine

I WISH NJ SHORE GROUP GET LOST. THEY GAVE NJ SHORE BAD NAME AND THEY ARE JUST PLAIN STUPID. LIVING LIKE LEACHES FROM TV SHOW. GET A REAL JOB YOU ARE DEFINITELY OLD ENOUGH AND GIVE NJ A BREAK.

May 08 2011 at 1:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
gigglepudding90

Yeah they might be perpetuating a sterotype, but isn't it the duty of the individual to not let it change they way he or she feels about Italians?
I'm in college so I know what most young twenty-somethings are like, and in fact, most young twenty-somethings are ignorant, self-absorbed, horny and immature.
I think they are being themselves and that I cannot hold against them.
The show is funny and I've seen Italian television before. It's not like its so much more sophistocated and educational than American television. Most talk shows are hosted by scantily clad bimbo models and the Italians have a taste for slapstick.
The whole thing is being blown out of proportion; and I'm sure the guidos and guidettes on the show are thrilled that they get to go to the motherland for free.
And so what if they are trashy? There's trashy people everywhere, even in Florence. Aren't we infact being intolerant of people from uneducated working-class families? That's just pure snobbery.

May 08 2011 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iconico62

I am surprised that they were even allowed in the country. Popularity counts for little and in their case, it simply means that more people know that they are disgusting with both domestic and international audiences.

May 08 2011 at 10:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kolekt61

The city of Florence does not need white trash filming there. The cast represents uneducated, self absorbed people who add no value to American society except a negative self image of our society.

May 07 2011 at 10:26 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
bosco

The Ugly American stereotype, while false across the board, has many examples that created and have maintained the image. Jersey Shore "highlights" would lead me to bring out the plastic plates and hide the fine china. That the cast has a job is good. That they keep that job by being themselves in all their depth and superficiality is fine. Let them show a modicum of respectful appreciation without cameras before they get access with cameras to wherever they choose. Perhaps if I watched the show I could recall the occasion(s) a cast member treated any place as anything other than a crash pad, a shore bar or an opportunity to pick-up, hook-up or throw-down. If I can get paid for being my limited self, with no incentive to grow and learn, what would I do? Find a monastery for each cast member, give them two weeks on their own, would they last? Imagine.

May 07 2011 at 7:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
WarehouseFlats

the ugly americans stereotype...

May 07 2011 at 4:55 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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leview2

Accurate stereotype

May 07 2011 at 2:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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