‘We’re hoping for a good season’: Italy prepares to welcome back tourists

Posted by on May 19, 2021 12:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Industry that accounts for 14% of county’s GDP hopes to bounce back as Covid travel restrictions are relaxed

If anyone is strategically placed to take note of the people setting foot on the tiny Italian island of Giglio it’s Rosalba Pellegrini. Her bar and pastry shop, Fausto, faces the port, where ferries arrive from Porto Santo Stefano, a town on the Tuscan peninsular of Monte Argentario. A smattering of people, mainly hikers and cyclists, descended from the midday boat on Monday.

“We’ve seen a few new faces coming over the last couple of weekends, but otherwise it is very, very quiet,” she said.

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