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Would it be possible to camp anywhere in, or close to, Esino Lario? Ainali (talk) 20:37, 8 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

The organisers and municipality administration are aware of the demand and will do their best to allow it, but it's not trivial because there are no (big) equipped camping areas. See also voy:Esino_Lario#Budget.
Probably the solution will be to get municipal authorisation for camping of limited numbers of people near houses which are provided with bathrooms etc. Nemo 20:46, 8 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
At the moment the most suitable structure where to camp is the Scout centre but sincerely we do not consider camping a particularly cheap option for us: we still need to provide people with bathrooms, cleaning, breakfasts and with an indoor space where to set and be conveniently repaired in case of problems (as Nemo says, there is no formally and managed equipped camping area). If you want to camp: the idea is to host people who want to camp at the Scout centre (they can enjoy their tent as a single room... and if it rains they still have indoor space); another option for people who like camping is to stay in the apartments/houses around Esino: we expect people who enjoy camping to be people who enjoy 30 minutes walk in the mountain without troubles (and these houses are really charming). How much does it cost: We are not planning to reduce the cost of accommodation for people who select camping: we expect to set a common price of 30 euros per night for all sort of simple shared room accommodation (in a flat, or house, or dorm or hotel, or camping). --iopensa (talk) 08:49, 9 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Is there any news on this as the shared accommodations is sold out? --Abbe98 (talk) 20:10, 24 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Recommended places

Hi. Of the places listed, what is/are the most recommended ones? Or, where will the scholarship recipients stay? I am a scholarship recipient, and I hope to bring my brother along (User:Azeez), but I'm kind of lost on how to make sure that he'll be with me during the pre-conference/conference/post-conference period... Thanks, Rehman 12:05, 1 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Rehman. Scholarship recipients will stay in Esino Lario, in a simple and shared room. In the registration form you will be able to indicate the person you want to share a room. Remember: your brother needs to register too. --Yiyi 09:09, 2 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
@Yiyi: I see. So you mean each room can accommodate two people? What will his room cost be like, if he is to join me? Inclusive of any meals that I am provided with... Rehman 14:43, 4 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Rehman, in Esino Lario rooms are in hotels, but especially apartments and dorms. There are double rooms but also rooms for 5 or 6 people. All accommodations in Esino Lario are close to the venues (it's a very small village). You can find costs in Registration page. I.e. if your brother stays for 3 days in Esino, his ticket cost will be 350€ (includes meals, welcome bag, lunch, dinner, accommodation for 4 nights). --Yiyi 14:59, 4 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


How should couples register?

The first sentence of the registration page says that everyone, including spouses, need to register. However, accommodation is included in the registration price on a per-person basis. If both people in a couple register for accommodation officially, then they are paying twice for the same bed. How does a couple register officially, indicating that they will share, without paying for it twice? Wittylama (talk) 13:38, 14 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

hi Wittylama, spouses will have a double bed (which is 160-180 cm in Italy and often made up of two beds). So each person will register and each person will indicate the other in sharing the room (there is also an indication about double bed); the cost for accommodation and meals is 350 for 3 days (4 nights) and 500 for 5 days (6 nights). Unless you want to sleep in a shared room with two people in a 80-90 cm bed... sincerely we did not consider this option yet :) --iopensa (talk) 16:35, 16 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hotels in Milan

Hi! I'm looking forward to staying a couple of extra days in Milan, after the conference. Are there any nice hotels you can recommend or neighbourhoods that are friendly - or should be avoided, for that matter? Ciell (talk) 22:12, 21 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Ciell! I plan on arriving early (19th), mainly for Wikimania Takes Lake Como (WTLC), and personal sightseeing. I had a nice adventurous stay (along with quite a number of other Wikimedians) at Hostelling International (HI) hostels in New York and Washington DC during Wikimania 2012, and to my surprise I noticed that both Milan and Como has HI hostels too. Dorms/rooms in both hostels includes Dorm Bed, Linen, Breakfast, Shower/Toilet.
  • HI Villa Como is £16.02 per night. It got only 8-person dorms.
  • HI Piero Rotta is £17.62 per night for 24-person dorms. For 1/2/3/4-person private rooms, it is £36.04/£56.06/£68.07/£84.08 respectively.
Perhaps, if there are more people interested, maybe we might be able to arrange these private rooms exclusively for the Wiki crowd only. And if there are more people, perhaps we could book whole dorms (i.e. book individually, and ask the hostel to allocate in Dorm x).
On a separate note, WTLC participants are encouraged to stay at Ostello Bello Grande (Milan), per the wikipage. Although slightly more expensive (about €37.5 per night in a 8-bed dorm), it seems to have lots of extras, including breakfast and dinner. Hope it helps. Kind regards, Rehman 22:32, 4 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I also am planning on staying in Milan for the nights of Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th and would be interested in any group hostel booking if such a thing were to happen. :-) Samwilson (talk) 03:01, 5 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I was actually looking into AirBNB for the stay in Milan, didn't think of Hostelling International. Can't make it to WTLC because of work I'm afraid.
Reh: I was present in 2012 in Washington as well, thought slept in the female-only dorm. Would prefer that this time as well. Ciell (talk) 17:05, 5 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]