After Venice, the Italian holiday island of Capri is considering closing its barriers for tourists. The aim of the Capri tourism authorities is to regulate the number of visitors at certain places on the island.
“We cannot stop tourists from landing here, but we have to regulate the flow of tourism and we will do some tests like in Venice,” the mayor of the island announced.
Gianni De Martino said that tourist chaos on the island is “dramatic” on some days. In fact, the ten square kilometer island groans for years under the increasing rush of “one-day tourists”.
These tourists clog the narrow streets and lanes on the island, annoying the hideaway luxury tourists. Ultimately, they contribute to the decline of Capri tourism and the beautiful island itself with its famous Blue Grotto.
Due to an anticipated influx of tourists, the Venice authorities set up turnstiles in several places in the city. By May 1st, the police can block tourists from entering several parts of the city and divert them to other routes. Moreover, if the crowds are too large, tourist boats will not be allowed to dock in front of St. Mark’s Square.