Italy has a plan to tackle the tourist glut this summer and no it's not an entry fee
Italy has launched a project to help tourists discover the country's lesser-known attractions.
The Viaggio Italiano initiative hopes to lure visitors away from tourist hotspots like Florence and Venice.
Rather than promoting familiar sights, the scheme aims to introduce travelers to the country's small villages and rural destinations.
The initiative is part of a push to make tourism more sustainable and spread its benefits more evenly across the country.
Part of the initiative will focus on villages and small picturesque areas in Italy.
The interactive map on the Viaggio Italiano website shows the locations and provides information on around 1,000 villages and their cultural attractions.
The map will show how some of Italy's most authentic experiences, such as unique food products or local festivals, can be found in its villages.