Yaroslav M. Blanter, 25/04/2013 13:17:
I need some help and I think this list would be the easiest way to get
it. I will spend the whole month of May in Italy. I will be based in
Pisa and probably will have time to travel around as well. I will take
my camera and, in principle, I could easily take photos of some cultural
Wonderful, what a luck to have you in Italy!
However, I have difficulties locating lists of
monuments and understanding which pictures are already available. The
only list of lists for Italy I was able to find is
, and for
instance for Toscana I get
Lists are also copied on wiki at
(and, I believe, also on another wiki).
This list is short (for instance, it does not include
a single monument
from Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca or San Gimignano), not illustrated and
not editable. I remember there were some problems with Italian lists
(like the government objected to their publication or smth). Could
someone pls update me on the situation and advise where I could find a
more complete monument list (say for Toscana),
No, there is no way. Only the authorised monuments are and can be
listed, so adding more requires contacting the municipalities and
getting a resolution from the municipality council, for each of the 8000
municipalities. This is the work WMIT has to do in the coming months,
hopefully with some help because Emma can't do everything alone.
and, ideally, whether
there is an easy way to compile a list which only shows monuments
without a single image on Commons.
I think the only way so far is to use one of the Toolserver tools. Half
of the monuments have no photos.
There isn't much work on the lists, because they have no encyclopedic
value (that's why they're in Progetto:/WikiProject namespace): the
selection depends on what's authorised or not, that's it.