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Warning on future of famous island

Jarrod Sierocki

The Mona Lisa, The Great Wall of China, The Trevi Fountain; it seems some of the wonders of the world are being destroyed by hoards of tourists. What can we do to protect them?

Island of Capri could ‘explode’ under sheer weight of mass tourism.

WE’VE all heard about the damage mass tourism can do but this popular European island can’t handle the influx of visitors to its idyllic shores.

The mayor of Capri has warned that the tiny island, which sits in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is at risk of “exploding” under the sheer weight of the amount of tourists arriving each day.

“There’s the risk that Capri could explode — you can’t fit a litre and a half of water into a one litre bottle,” Giovanni De Martino, the mayor, told The Telegraph.

“We welcome tourists but two million a year is bit too much.”

Jarrod Sierocki

Capri cannot hold the influx of island-hopping tourists arriving on its shores.Source:istock

At the height of summer, up to 15,000 visitors arrive each day on the island, many…

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