13 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism; Madeline Diamond; Insider

Italy – Venice and its Lagoon

From damaging monuments to overcrowding neighborhoods, tourists have caused some serious harm in these popular travel destinations.

  • Tourists can make everyday life much harder for locals in cities all over the world.
  • Some tourists vandalize ancient monuments, like one traveler who carved his name into the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
  • Cities often receive an influx of tourists during peak season, sometimes far more than their own population.

It’s no surprise that locals often get frustrated with tourists who visit their home city.

Some tourists have behaved very badly while traveling, from knocking over art displays while taking selfies to throwing items at the Queen’s Guard in London.

Some cities have encountered so many problems with tourists that they’ve introduced caps on how many people can visit the city per day.

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