Wearing slippers in tourist Cinque Terre may soon no longer

On hiking trails in the Italian tourist region Cinque Terre, slippers are forbidden. According to Italian media, the national park in the Ligurian region has announced that anyone wearing incorrect shoes can get a fine ranging between € 50 and € 2,500.


On hiking trails in the Italian tourist region Cinque Terre, slippers are forbidden. According to Italian media, the national park in the Ligurian region has announced that anyone wearing incorrect shoes can get a fine ranging between € 50 and € 2,500.

The new rules will apply because tourists are often injured if they walk with insufficiently protected feet. The hiking trails between the villages in the region are very old and sometimes difficult to walk.

Injured people often have to be taken out of the park with a helicopter, according to park director Patrizio Scarpellini. "The problem is that many tourists underestimate the walks and think they are still on the beach."

The number of tourists in the villages connected by a walking path has increased in recent years. Especially cruise tourists who moor in the nearby port of La Spezia flood the region in the summer.

The ban on the wearing of slippers will not take effect immediately, because according to the park director, visitors must be informed about the new policy in advance.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/opmerkelijk/5771037/dragen-van-slippers-in-toeristisch-cinque-terre-mag-binnenkort-niet-meer.html

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