Puglia & tourism: What are they doing to the region?

A sobering essay regarding Puglia and tourism development is posted on the website of the Bari-based newspaper La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.

Titled “Turismo in Puglia e miopia dei comuni” (translated as “Tourism in Puglia and myopia of the municipalities”), the essay by Egidio Pani notes that “The presence of foreign tourists in Puglia is important to the economy of the region,” but questions how local governments have ceded control of the region’s environment to developers, particularly involving high-end resorts that attract well-heeled foreign travelers.

Read the essay and see if you agree with the author’s thoughts. Click here to read the essay in the original Italian and click here for a rough English translation. What do you think?

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