Access to the beautiful and rugged coastal area will be closed this summer once the visitors reach 1.5 million in order to preserve the local culture!
Italy plans to reduce the number of tourists visiting the Cinque Terre because the rugged coastal area risks being wrecked by coach parties and cruise ships.
About 2.5 million tourists poured into the picturesque park in north-west Italy’s Liguria region last year to visit the five small fishing villages.
Residents say day-trippers from cruise ships docking at nearby ports have overwhelmed their communities and the head of the Cinque Terre park said no more than 1.5 million visitors would be let in this year.