Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Have you Visited the Cinque Terre?

This photo is not the Cinque's Morro Bay.

Many people visit the Cinque Terre in Italy every year. About 2.5 million last year, if you can fathom that many people. These five small fishing villages perched on narrow cliffs are being overrun by tour buses and by day trippers from cruise ships docking at nearby ports.

That has led to the Cinque Terre National Park limiting the number of visitors to no more than 1.5 million visitors this year. They will outfit the roads leading to the villages with devices to check the number of people. Once that number is reached, the roads close.

Tickets will be sold ahead of time online and an app is being created so you can see which of the villages are most congested.

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