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One after the other tourists injured: Italian Cinque Terre comes with flip-flop ban
Travel On the hiking trails of the Italian tourist region of Cinque Terre is the wearing of slippers is prohibited. According to Italian media, the national park in the Liguria region announced that anyone who is not a good footwear carries a fine can be expected of between 50 to 2,500 euros.

The reason for this are the many injuries that tourists are injured by unsuitable footwear on the sometimes difficult road of walking trails between the picturesque villages. The wounded must, in addition, often with a helicopter from the park to be met, says director Patrizio Scarpellini. “The problem is that a lot of tourists, the walks underestimate and think that she was still on the beach”, denounces him.

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The sustainable in the picturesque villages along the steep coastline, which are connected by a walking path, has increased in recent years. Especially cruise tourists that dock in the nearby port of La Spezia flood the villages in the summer. The measures to be taken against the bearers of the flip-flops may still not be immediately in operation this season. First, according to Scarpellini visitors to be fully informed.

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