Italian province of South Tyrol caps tourists to fight overcrowding

May 02, 2023 182

BY: Mauricio Ruiz

Italy‘s Province of South Tyrol has announced a proposal to limit on overnight visitors, as well as a ban on any new accommodation openings unless another has closed, as reported by CNN. The number of visitors will be capped to 2019 levels.

“At certain times of the year and in certain areas, it became a lot,” Arnold Schuler, the Bolzano provincial council member and tourism official who proposed the new legislation told CNN. “We reached the limit of our resources, we had problems with traffic, and residents have difficulty finding places to live.”

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