Over Tourism is a problem for many famous cities & historical sites.
Over the last few years my mission as a travel advisor is to advise my clients not only where & when to go to a popular destination, but also how to escape it.
Italy is still the #1 European destination. However, there is more to Italy than Rome, Florence, Venice. Yes, these are amazing & worth a visit but very crowded during high season. There are parts of Italy with charming cities, reminiscent of days prior to mass tourism that would love your tourism dollar while you appreciate their authenticity.