Capri, it’s really over: the Italian island temporarily closed to tourists, here’s why

Capri, it’s really over: the Italian island temporarily closed to tourists, here’s why
Capri, it’s really over: the Italian island temporarily closed to tourists, here’s why

The famous Italian tourist island, located in the Bay of Naples, opposite the Sorrento Peninsula, is temporarily closed to tourists. Local authorities ordered its closure on Saturday due to a problem with the water distribution network.

The main water pipe supplying the Eternal Island broke on Thursday, preventing the supply of drinking water.

It is therefore impossible to guarantee essential services, given the thousands of people who visit the island every day during the tourist season“, declared the mayor of Capri, Paolo Falco, quoted by the Corriere della Sera.

Currently, water is still distributed to most areas of the island, with the exception of Anacapri, but reserves are at risk of quickly depleting. This critical situation prompted local authorities to issue an emergency order to avoid the influx of daily tourists on this popular island.

Since Saturday morning, tourists are therefore “persona non grata” and only residents can disembark on the Mediterranean island. On Thursday, the main water distribution pipe serving the Sorrento peninsula and the island of Capri suddenly burst on a national road in Castellammare di Stabia, causing a jet of water with an impressive flow rate.

Even though the repair work was carried out as quickly as possible, residual technical problems still cause water shortages in several localities in the municipalities of the Sorrento peninsula and the island of Capri, explains the Gori company, in charge of water management, according to comments reported by the Italian newspaper.

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