Large number of tourists causing high traffic in Italy

Published on : Friday, August 19, 2016

italyBeautiful villages of Cinque Terre in Italy are facing heavy traffic – thanks to the increasingly high number of tourists on the roads! The authorities that run the Cinque Terre national park in north-western Italy have decided to introduce a ticketing system. The hypothetical idea will be an attempt to reduce the number of people visiting by around 40%, which is from 2.5 million last year to 1.5 million this year.



There has been a huge growth in the number of Chinese tourists’ and is considered to be one of the major reasons why this Italian national park, which is a part of the UNESCO heritage, is witnessing this enormous number of tourists footfall. It is the home to more than 5000 residents and has attracted more than 2.5 million tourists last year. due to concerns about the instability and terrorist threats in destinations such as Tunisia and Turkey, the number of tourists’ arrival increased by 20% than compared to last year as explained by President Cinque Terre National Park.


He continued that it might seem a bit weird to talk about reducing the number of tourists where the general trend is to increase the tourism numbers. However, it is a question of survival and irrespective of the criticisms; they have to reduce the number of arrivals. More, other symbols of Italian tourism such as Venice, Florence or Capri were facing similar pressures that have led authorities to limit access in certain areas. The visitors are thus requested to check before travelling as they might need to postpone the dates if the paths are all sold out.

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