Smart City in the Italian Way.
In different countries, a different approach to smart tourism is possible.
For example, in Italy the concept of smart tourism is closely linked to the concept of smart city.
This point of view is justified, because it brings together what is important both to locals and tourists: mobility, accessibility, friendly environment.
Moreover, smart cities are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. In the near future they will be able to regulate the tourists flow in order to ensure a positive balance between tourists and locals, prevent overtourism and overloading of infrastructure.
In her article, Valentina Taccone explains the Italian understanding of Smart City and Smart Tourism.