February 2016

Cinque terre to impose limits to Italy tourists with ticketing

Is Italy about to impose limits on Cinque Terre tourists with ticketing? Friends — it’s just not happening.

This past week the travel industry was in a share-storm (is that a word?) with news about a limit being imposed on the amount of visitors allowed into the Cinque Terre starting in 2016.

We’ve been getting emails and messages from our clients, as well as from concerned travelers who had their hearts (and in many cases travel plans) set on coming to visit these five little villages this spring and summer.

People are even trying to cancel hotel rooms!

Before anybody panics, here’s what’s up:

The number of visitors to the Cinque Terre will not be limited in 2016.

But what about all of the articles? Publications like The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, and Condé Nast Traveler claimed on Wednesday (February 17th, 2016) that Italian officials had announced that no more than 1.5 million visitors would be allowed into the Cinque Terre this season, down 1 million from the 2.5 million that are estimated to have passed through in 2015.
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