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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Self-defeating tourism in Italy

The sad way in which the success of a local tourism industry is putting paid to the draw of a peaceful, beautiful region of northern Italy.

Cinque Terre, from the archives

In beginning to clear out the folders in my website this lunchtime, which contain photos and files I have used on the site since its relaunch in 2006, I came across a set of photos from a trip to the Cinque Terre region of north-western Italy in 2004. The most enduring memories of the holiday… (Read More)