I did find that TEFL blacklist site as well as TEFL watch and couple others, thanks. They've been very helpful but there are no websites recommending GOOD schools, which is making things a little more difficult.
A few that I have been looking at that seem like legit, decent programs however:
... however, after a bit of further research to not look like a dummy while posting this, it seems that they're at the same address as TEFL International's Florence base - and TEFL International is DEFINITELY on the TEFL Blacklist site. Anyone have any more info about EuroTEFL though, because neither EuroTEFL or TEFL Int'l are on the Italy section of TEFL blacklist. I'm still wary, but would like to know if I don't need to be.
Language Corps http://www.languagecorps.com/loc_italy.php
seems pretty legit, and claims to be affiliated with SIT and Bridge-Linguatec. Anyone know anything about this program?
Via Lingua also seems okay. http://www.cteflflorence.com/
Main Via Lingua website: http://www.vialingua.org/tefl-florence.asp
I would also prefer a program more centrally located in the city - the EuroTEFL program, which I'm wary of anyway, is way the hell out in the San Jacopino zone, while Language Corps says that they are located in Piazza della Repubblica (no specific address given) and Via Lingua gives a contact address c/o of the American Language Center, Via Brunelleschi, 1. Both of these are locations that I am more comfortable with.
If anyone knows anything about these programs or others (hopefully located more in the center of Fi.), I'd really appreciate some feedback!