Cinque Terre hiker limits

This item appears on page 4 of the April 2016 issue.

Starting in summer of 2016, the Italian government will limit the numbers of visitors allowed on the pathways between the Cinque Terre villages, located on the Riviera in northwestern Italy. The total number of visitors allowed in 2016 will be 1.5 million. (Roughly 2.5 million people visited the Cinque Terre region in 2015.)
Anyone wanting to walk the Cinque Terre pathways must purchase a Cinque Terre Card for €6 (near $7) for one day or €9.70 for two days. A Cinque Terre Treno card gives the holder unlimited on/off privileges on trains traveling between the villages; Treno cards cost €12 for one day and €23 for two days. Both passes can be purchased only at “Welcome Centers” in the Cinque Terre villages.