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Kanye and Kim to Wed in Florence-- to the Dismay of Some Locals

George Pimentel/WireImage(FLORENCE, Italy) -- Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have announced their plans to marry in Florence, but not all Italians are giving the choice of locale a shout out.

The rapper and reality star will wed May 24 in Florence's revered 16th century fortress Forte Belvedere. The stunning structure was built by the famed Medici family who ruled Florence at the height of the Renaissance.

The site is usually used for art exhibits, but West and Kardashian are reportedly shelling out almost $500,000 to hold their wedding there.

Many locals are reportedly upset at the growing tendency for the City of Florence to rent out the celebrated sites to the highest bidder-- locals say the city is tarnishing their hollowed history to make quick cash.

But, the City of Florence insists the money will be put toward funding essential city projects.

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