Starting from next summer, walking in flip-flops or sandals in the Cinque Terre could cost a lot. It is not a question of style, but of security. In fact, the authorities have decided to punish unwary tourists, especially those who choose to venture on this coast classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 without adapted equipment.
More than 2.5 million travelers visit the five villages of the Cinque Terre each year to admire unique and dotted landscapes steep cliffs. A relaxed atmosphere offered by the Italian Riviera tends to blunt the vigilance of tourists, who embark on treks without preparation. "People come here thinking they are near the sea, but the paths above the villages are like mountain trails"says Patrizio Scarpellini, head of the national park mentioned by The Telegraph.
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the new measure will be progressive: "we will first achieve a
information campaign and then we will begin to put fines, "says the manager. between 50 and 2,500
EUR, depending on the inconvenience and costs incurred by the authorities.