They expect 700,000 cruise ship passengers in 2019, up 48% from last year.

I'm of two minds: it's good for local businesses to some degree, but how much money can they spend in the few hours they're ashore? Plus, they're going to make the Cinque Terre unbearably crowded. They should make people book tickets ahead of time and close it after a certain number, especially in summer.

https://www.portseurope.com/la-spezi...ar-48-in-2019/

Invaded by the Moroccans, and now by Americans and northern Europeans.

Thank goodness they're going to improve the port at Carrara. Let them go look at the marble quarries.

Can I forgive this person for playing "Arrivederci Roma" underneath the video???? :)