My parents and I wanted to attend a friend’s wedding in Florence and stay in Italy for few days, the wedding was on 17th of July 2017 and as July is a high season to visit touristic countries like Italy, we tried to book appointments few months earlier in February. It was not possible to book on desired date online at all and we needed to buy appointments from dealers! I tried through one of them, and he asked for half of the overall cost before changing his available appointments in our names. Once I paid the downpayment, he disappeared. After that wouldn’t dare to buy appointments from dealers anymore and it’s a shame that the embassy allows them to keep selling the appointments. For sure the embassy has the power to stop this issue and it’s quite obvious that there’s an organized cooperation between the dealers and the embassy.