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This once quiet little collection of five coastal villages in Italy’s northwest region has been inundated by tourists in recent years. The colourful seaside houses and steep winding roads of the Cinque Terre towns have become a major attraction. You would think that the mayor of any city would be chuffed about a booming tourism market, but last year Barcelona’s mayor, Ada Colou, called for a cap on how many tourists could enter the city. Tourism has tripled in the past 20 years and residents are complaining of the city being taken over by visitors. For years, there have been calls to put a limit on the number of tourists visiting Venice. Its narrow canal streets and bridges that are so much a part of its appeal have become congested to the point where it’s making life miserable for the residents.