Cinque Terre to restrict tourist numbers

Several media outlets are reporting this morning that authorities in Italy are planning to restrict summer access to the Cinque Terre region in Liguria. The area centres around five extraordinarily picturesque villages in north western Italy. In recent years visitor numbers have reportedly caused local people to feel overwhelmed. The plan involves a ticketing system and app for tourists, and close monitoring of traffic entering the area.

Read more on the story @The Guardian here.

Vittorio Alessandro told national newspaper La Repubblica that it was ‘a question of survival’.

If you’re keen to play your part in easing congestion in the area you could consider visiting out of season or check out these great alternatives @The Telegraph Travel here.