Tourism - Milan, Cinque Terre, Venice

Milan, Cinque Terra, and Venice. All cities/towns in Italy, world renown as a tourist hot spot. You can understand why as soon as you're in Italy. The food, the art, the history, the amore, it has it all. And Italy is one of the country's who everyone thinks is "cool" on a world stage.

Traveling, along with everyone else, to all these unbelievable destinations has made me reflect on if, tourism, to major destinations, is sustainable. Personally I think it's already impacted my experience to these places. The problem is the culture of a place takes on the personality of its tourist, not its locals. To be clear, I had a wonderful time in Italy. I enjoyed every minute of it, but I wonder if it can withstand the volume of people and still keep its charm? I feel like this could be a reoccurring theme as I move on. We'll see...

Dumo di Milano. One of the most magnificent cathedrals I've ever seen, and there's a bunch of good ones in Europe.  

Dumo di Milano. One of the most magnificent cathedrals I've ever seen, and there's a bunch of good ones in Europe.  

Lake Como. No Clooney sighting, however, Jordan and I ran into a guy who said "George" and De Niro were throwing a party a couple days after we were leaving. 

Lake Como. No Clooney sighting, however, Jordan and I ran into a guy who said "George" and De Niro were throwing a party a couple days after we were leaving. 

According to a reliable source (the Italian Job), the two granite columns behind me in  Piazzetta di San Marco, is where the  venetians use to hang the bad guys. 

According to a reliable source (the Italian Job), the two granite columns behind me in Piazzetta di San Marco, is where the venetians use to hang the bad guys. 

Jordan, looking cool in Venice. 

Jordan, looking cool in Venice. 

Vernazza at night. This is one of the 5 (cinque) villages in Cinque Terre and where Jordan and I stayed. 

Vernazza at night. This is one of the 5 (cinque) villages in Cinque Terre and where Jordan and I stayed. 

The weather report on the way from Vernazza to Corniglia. 

The weather report on the way from Vernazza to Corniglia. 

Pictures and faces of the flood that hit Vernazza in 2011. 

Pictures and faces of the flood that hit Vernazza in 2011. 

Just another boat ride to the airport. Only in Venice. 

Just another boat ride to the airport. Only in Venice.